Southeastern Railway Museum

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3595 Buford Highway, Duluth, GA 30096 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth Directions
+17704762013
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Report | a year ago
Great museum with lots of train memorabilia and lots of trains and buses to explore. Fun day!
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Report | a year ago
Bring outdoor friendly shoes. There are cool trains to look at in a big field behind the museum.
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Report | a year ago
the so-called "ride" was a joke. really. The inside museum was interesting but not well kept and no one around to explain or enhance
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Report | a year ago
So boring, it's not really for kids. Train ride is so boring. We thought they would go around they just did 20 mins back and forth. It's not fun for kids and it has a smell. We ended up going home with head ache :(
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Report | a year ago
Great place for kids and adults!!
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I wish the train ride was longer Staff was very nice and friendly Going back for Halloween
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Report | 3 years ago
I love this place just as much as my two little boys (2 and 4 do). Only advice is to always check the schedule online and the train doesn't always run when expected due to weather and volunteer schedules.
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Report | 3 years ago
Wear comfortable shoes.
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Report | 3 years ago
The railway museum is a great hidden treasure in Duluth. We have lived here over 20 years and had never been. Then we took our two year old grandson and he loved it, and so did we. We have already been back once. Now he loves trains.
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Report | 3 years ago
A wonderful experience, and a lot of fun for everyone!
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From Our Editors

As impressive as the reconditioned, fully operational trains at Southeastern Railway Museum are, the trains that remain perfectly still may be even more spectacular. Where the former takes visitors on a pleasant ride and a offers a glimpse of railroading, the latter takes them into Georgia's past. There, visitors find glimpses of the state's burgeoning infrastructure: drive wheels taller than a car, dozens of antique locomotives and railway cars, and a restored 1871 passenger depot. One of the gems of this collection is the 1911 Pullman private car, Superb, which holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places for carrying both Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding. The collection also includes historic buses, fire-fighting equipment, vintage cabs, along with one of the original people movers from the Atlanta airport. All of these fit into the museum's 35 acres—a large chunk of space, but just a blip when compared to the ground once covered by its displays.

Steel and steam aside, train enthusiasts can interact with the museum's subject matter in other ways. A variety of education programs are offered regularly for kids and the gift shop features train-themed hats, books, toys, and more. Rides are available on antique railroad cars year round—restored cabooses during the summer months and heated passenger cars during the winter—and are pulled behind a vintage locomotive. Riders can also hop aboard a park train, which returned to the rails in 2012 after 36 years of retirement from its original route at the Birmingham Zoo.

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