Visting Us

Explore the West’s largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870’s.

The Museum Grounds Normal Business Hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Visitor Center and Museum Store are open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays, 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM on weekends.
Trolleys and trains operate every weekend and many major holidays, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Please note: The Museum is open for The Polar Express Train Ride ONLY from November 12th 2019 through December 31st. Daily guests will be welcome back to the Museum’s grounds and exhibits beginning January 1st, 2020.

Access to the grounds and buildings is FREE except for gated events such as Day Out With Thomas, The Pumpkin Train, & Polar Express. Please check our calendar carefully before planning your visit if you do not plan to attend a gated event. On regular weekends when there is no major event, an all-day pass to ride the trains costs $12 for ages 12 and up; $8 for ages 5 through 11. Ages 4 and under are free. A family pass for one family (two adults and all of their children) is $40.

Admission prices for the major events are shown on their individual event pages, which can be visited by clicking the event’s button or its name in the Upcoming Events list.

Parking is always free.

Visit on a weekend if possible; this is when most of our display buildings are open and trains are operating.
If you visit on a weekday, call ahead to reserve a guided tour, available at 10 AM and 2 PM for a small fee.

The grounds are quite large and contain many buildings, parks, and outdoor areas to explore.
Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes—there’s a lot to see.
For more information, call 951‑943‑3020 or e‑mail