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Laws Railroad Museum, Bishop

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  • 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 »
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  • My grandparents took me here every summer for as long as I can remember. I really liked trains as a kid and this is one of the few places you can actually get in the train and look at everything up close. They are always updating and adding stuff. All the buildings have a different theme and a lot of them are historical buildings moved from old towns. The gift shop has a lot of cool things. I wish I could have gone again before I left the state.
  • Amazing museum! Well maintained, many many artifacts from the railroad age, a lovely and knowledgable staff. My favorite thing we did on the rainy days when we weren't climbing. We learned a lot, and I feel like I only scratched the surface! Would return for a second visit.
  • 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.
  • This museum is a jewel of a place.So much history of the Bishop area from mining,railroad and Native American artifacts.You gotta spend a couple of hours to take it all in.The volunteers are very informed
  • What a great roadside attraction! No fee, but donations appreciated. We spent about 2 hours there, and saw a lot of neat things. Would totally go again.
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