Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre, Capreol

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Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre is located in Capreol. Plan your visit to Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sudbury vacation planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We had the guided tour and our guide did a good job of explaining the different train cars. Our grandson talked about the real train engineer who happened to be passing as we did our tour who had wave...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    This was a super museum to visit. Although it wasn't particularly big the fact that you got a personal guided tour by one of the staff members was fantastic! Our kids loved seeing the school on wheels...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    My kid had such a great time. Super friendly staff. Met a gentleman that was on the board (Stu) that was very informative and a great tour guide. Make sure to check the heritage Centre that's down the...  more »
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  • May 10, 2017
    This place is amazing! The history, the dedication of the people, Eileen Thompson gave my husband and myself a tour and it was fantastic, she has so much history in the town and she clearly loves what she does. Beautiful place and so much history of how this country began and the way people lived and innovated and the trials they went through. I can't wait to take my step children I just know they will love it! Thank you so much Eileen Thompson for the heart felt tour and the connection to such an important historical time period. The Coopers from Cornwall.
  • June 16, 2017
    Growing up in Capreol, not once did I pay much attention to the old antique trains in 'downtown' Capreol. Sure--I saw them--but I was never curious, nor did I inspect them in detail. Fast-forward thirty years: I've got a little boy now. And if there's one place he definitely loves, it's this place. Thomas & Friends is all the rage now, and Capreol has caught on to this. You can even buy these insanely priced toys in their shop at competitive prices. There's a quaint play area in the old fashioned waiting room, and just outside, a tour of the old coach cars, and an out-door miniature train set. This past year, though, they added a hidden gem under the fire hall: a vast, miniature train set, painted to exquisite detail. This set is every boy's dream: an entire world put on pause while the trains make their way around the copper loops of dreams. If your kid loves trains, this is an inexpensive day in the heart of quaint ol' Capreol.
  • October 21, 2016
    Terror Train for October is the best fundraiser anyone could have thought of. Way better than the show at the big nickel. Those kids actually scared us ! Great job!
  • August 23, 2016
    So much history without feeling overwhelmed with a lot of reading. Kids even had fun exploring and learning. They loved the school train.
  • August 21, 2015
    This place is great! The rail cars and engines they have are restored very well. Love how you can walk around and go inside them to see how things were in the old days. Also my son loved the Thomas the train setup! The gift shop and house are pretty neat too. There is also a small zen garden which has all the plants labelled if you are into that sort of thing. I would recommend for anyone looking for something to do and has an interest in the history of our railways.

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