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Museo Ferroviario, San Rafael

(3.4/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
Founded in 1968, Museo Ferroviario displays a huge collection of transport-related items and historic vehicles. Look through exhibits of railroad lanterns, bells stations, staff clothing, pendulum clocks, and much more before viewing the real highlight--a carefully preserved steam locomotive. Although small, this museum is dedicated to the history of Argentina's railroad system, part of one of the largest rail networks in the world. To visit Museo Ferroviario and other attractions in San Rafael, use our San Rafael trip builder.
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  • It is a modest Museum, whose heritage are donations from neighbors and people who worked on the railway, and some things that were what was the station. Unfortunately, the train already does not reach San Rafael, the dominant feeling (for people who, like me, this means of transport like especially) it is nostalgia. To the side there is a wagon that works as a shop selling handcrafted products of the region.
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  • Is a place simple to some 10 blocks from the Center if take the Avenue yrigoyen as Center. Is simple but for the children an old locomotive always is an attraction!
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  • The place is small, is just a few metres from the terminal bus "Nestor Kirchner" new, is in a very good condition and the history of peculiar and attractive way that leaves much temptation to continue getting to know history tells guide rail. The entrance to the Museum costs $5 per person next door is a souvenir shop with form of bagon train where cater very friendly ladies and contain "all" excellent price. (personally I brought me 3 jams of cherries at $50 each and my partner a Quince to $60)
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  • Steeped in history
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  • Very good place. It is a short but very instructive visit with objects of beginning and mid of 20th century well preserved. Highly recommended.
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  • Very good service and a nice opportunity to learn more about this season, representing somehow all those who were not working when they closed the branches of Argentine railways.
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  • I loved it. Was as a travel in the time. And the guide a genia. He explained everything.
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  • Sad aftertaste of the Sarmiento railway. The Museum is pretty mediocre anyway.
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