Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff

#37 of 50 in Museums in Arkansas
Arkansas Railroad Museum is located on Port Road in Pine Bluff, Arkansas at the former Cotton Belt (SSW) yard.The former SSW shops are occupied by the historic collection of railroad equipment. This museum is about an hour's drive from Little Rock, AR, and is one of the largest displays of historic railroad equipment in Arkansas. Between the disappearance of SSW in 1992 into parent Southern Pacific and the size of the collection, Arkansas Railroad Museum can be considered an upper-level railroad preservation facility. The Museum is operated by the Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society and local volunteers. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM and on Sunday afternoon by appointment.
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  • Over all it was a nice place to stay. They really are cheap with there kleenex. Very rough. I've bought the cheapest at walmart and that was much better then what they offered. I guess they recently r...  more »
  • This all-volunteer run museum is housed in an old railroad shop. There are 8-10 cars of various ages that you can climb up and walk thru, a couple of steam engines wanting to be rebuilt, and a ginormo...  more »
  • The railroad museum is housed in a 1894 railroad shop. You can still see the overhead cranes and a transfertable out back. They have a nice collection of railroad cars and locomotives and 2 steam loco...  more »
  • Free entry and really cool! Lots to see! Wish it was closer to home!
  • THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!!! We took our grandsons, ages 7 and 9 to this museum while visiting Cane Creek State Park, which is also 5 stars! Our 9 year old grandson, Jake, is so passionate about trains and he had so many questions. Nathan, our guide, was so helpful but Jake did trip him up a couple times. I can't wait to visit this museum again!
  • Absolutely awesome facility with extremely friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed going by there.
  • This place has an incredible collection of some of the oldest boxcar, caboose and artifacts in the world railroad related. The Building is a very old structure with original flooring and Windows. Included in the rail car collection are some of those that are the only one or few of its kind left in the world. Some rail cars still hold original dining situations and bedding from.during the war. Kid friendly with an electric train and some small rail cars. Very well maintained.
  • One of the best museum experiences. It is great to be able to touch things. Also, there is a dedicated staff with true love of the place.
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