Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Bishop  /  Laws Railroad Museum

Laws Railroad Museum, Bishop

4.8
#2 of 8 in Things to do in Bishop
Laws Railroad Museum is located in Bishop. See Laws Railroad Museum and all Bishop has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bishop trip itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Laws Railroad Museum
map
Places to stay near Laws Railroad Museum
Laws Railroad Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
218 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • We are Railroad enthusiastic's. We be long to The Golden Spikes RV group and ride old trains so we had to go here and see what it was all about. It was OK, I didn't want to spend a lot of time there. ...  more »
  • Took the kids and spent an hour exploring. Nice museum with lots to see. Had many old materials so you could really see into the past.  more »
  • So much more than just a railroad museum, but the reason it is here is because of the Carson & Colorado railway. This museum is free but donations are gladly accepted. The “centerpiece” is the old SP ...  more »
Google
  • This is a huge, amazing museum with a lot more local history than its name would imply. It's definitely not all about railroads! Original mining machinery has been lovingly restored to functionality by an amazing group of volunteers. Make sure to come there when the mining demonstrations are open; it's only available a couple times a week. If the railroad is your thing, they are extremely knowledgeable on the rail history of the Owens Valley. The huge original station is there for you to explore on the site, as is a simulated cab from a locomotive for your kids to play in.
  • What a wonderfully "preserved" place full of nostalgic things around each corner! So many old buildings that showcase different themes from the old west train days. We spent 2 hours looking at it all. The volunteers are fun and friendly. Worth seeing, especially during the many events they host.
  • Wonderful place to visit. A lot of history Donations are greatly appreciated to maintain the park and the money is used very wisely as I have seen. This is an exceptional family experience for the history of the Owens Valley .It is a must-see for your trip. Very courteous and knowledgeable people run this Museum.
  • My grandson and I visit Laws every year in June. This year we got an extra September trip in due to the celebration of engine 18. The day was perfect..from the weather to the friendly group of people (both volunteers and enthusiasts!) My grandson was thrilled to be a part of it all! And if he's happy, I'm happy! Thank you, Laws, for an amazing day!!
  • The museum is well worth the stop, as it is more than just about railroads. Their collection of information and artifacts of the valley's history is astounding. I especially liked the mine operation exhibit, as the volunteers were extremely knowledgeable about mining in the Owens Valley. I suggest giving yourself plenty of time to explore all the buildings and exhibits.

Plan your trip to Bishop

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Laws Railroad Museum by other users

7 days in Lone Pine, Death Valley National Park & Bishop BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Las Vegas, California & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, culture, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Bishop BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bishop BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Bishop BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Bishop BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Bishop BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in California & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bishop BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bishop BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans