Founded in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad strives to preserve locomotives from the steam and diesel-electric era, as well as preserve and restore passenger coaches. The Museum holds one of the largest collections of Pullman Cars in the United States.Start your trip to Frisco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
The museum has moved its entire collection from Fair Park in Dallas to Frisco, TX. The site is still under construction, with indoor exhibits on the second floor of the Frisco Heritage Museum.
The Museum of the American Railroad Reviews
I'm not a train buff, although over the years we've ridden almost every type and accommodation just out of novelty. Today--as a high school class assignment--for the first time we visited the Museum o... more »
One person's hobby donated to the city is a surprising jewel within this museum complex. Have the staff share the full story of the displays, how they received the donation and what the various scenes... more »
My 6 year old grandson and I loved this museum! He liked walking through the caboose and climbing on the steam engines. It will be really nice when the outside part is complete. There are a lot of trains we did not get to see up-close, like the electric trains. The inside display was a lot of fun, but he wished there were more trains running.
This museum is a must see if one finds oneself in Frisco with some time off. There is a very detailed and intricate working railroad model complete with moving vehicles, towns and even a functional drive in movie theater. The only draw back is that the railyard out back isnt open every day.
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