Revelstoke Railway Museum, Revelstoke

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At Revelstoke Railway Museum, learn about railway history and the development of trains in British Columbia. Go through the galleries to see what trains and traveling used to be like during the days of the first steam engine car. The museum offers both indoor and outdoor exhibits, and you can even see a documentary on the railroads in the little theatre. Try the train simulator to gain an understanding of how trains used to work. Take your kids to the play area, which offers special train-related toys that teach them through playing. Add Revelstoke Railway Museum to your Revelstoke travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Revelstoke vacation builder.
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  • Have been several times. The kids love going and checking out the model train exhibit in particular. It's a really nice layout, with lots of history of the railway and area. Definitely worth the time.  more »
  • The Railway Museum is awesome place, we really enjoyed the history of it, the beauty of the old items. Little gift shop is tiny but you can definitely find a souvenirs. They have a section for childre...  more »
  • They've done a good job of fitting a lot into a relatively small space (the building isn't small, but most of it is taken up by the train engine and car). There's a ton of information to read and a go...  more »
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  • Great place to visit with a family. Have some interesting displays and trains. Enough displays and info to be interesting, mostly focusing on the completion of the railway in the West. Kids loved the train simulator (it's an additional $2).
  • Awesome museum. Very interesting history of the CPR (how it was built, coping with extreme weather, etc.), model trains and real trains. There is also a movie about Revelstoke and the railway mid last century.
  • Decent railway museum. Worth a visit if you like trains, or want to learn about local history. Revelstoke is a railroad town.
  • 'Must visit' for a railway fun! Reserve the whole day for it, it has a lot to see.
  • I did not expect to be so entertained by trains. We came here to give my two young sons a break on the long drive between Calgary and Vancouver. It was so much fun for them to run around, climbing in and out of the trains. Two trains are indoors, quite a few more outside. There is an excellent play area for kids with puzzles, games, dress up, coloring sheets, and a wooden train table. The signs are informative, telling interesting and emotional stories about the men who worked on the railroads. The staff are friendly and welcoming.

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