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The Museum of the American Railroad, founded in 1963, is a non-profit Texas company dedicated to preserving railroad history and exploring their future via historic preservation, research, and educational programs. The museum gathers railroad artifacts and archival information in order to exhibit and discuss the railroad industry’s role in American life and culture. Exhibits and general programs are available all year. Local schools and colleges can participate in educational activities through study excursions, in-class programming and outreach, and internet resources. The Museum closed its site in Dallas’ Fair Park to relocate its collections and activities 30 miles north to Frisco, TX, in its most ambitious endeavor to date. The Frisco facility is currently under construction, thus visits of the locomotive and rolling stock collection are limited. The Museum also has temporary offices, displays, and shopping at the Frisco Heritage Museum, which is a few hundred yards north of the future permanent location.

The Frisco Discovery Center, which is adjacent to the museum, has a permanent exhibit named TrainTopia – A Railroad Odyssey in Miniature. The Sanders family gave a 2,500-square-foot professionally-built model train layout to the museum, which was supported by a $300,000 contribution from the Ryan Foundation to fund the layout’s relocation and exhibit space preparation. The image covers Texas to Arizona and includes details such as the Four Corners region near New Mexico’s stunning rock formations, an animated downtown Dallas street scene, the Palo Duro Drive-In Theater with a movie playing, West Texas refineries, and active saw mills in Colorado. The exhibit transforms from day to night thanks to a bespoke light show. Hundreds of locomotives and cars, the most of which were handcrafted by LGB in Germany, make up the rolling stock of G scale trains. (source: wikipedia)

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Tour Information
  • Tour NameMuseum of the American Railroad Walking Tour
  • Tour DescriptionAll the mystery and intrigue comes to life as you board historic trains used to build the nation (Admission $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12)


  • Wednesday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm


Highland Oak Dental is near by.



Museum of the American Railroad

8004 N Dallas Pkwy #400, Frisco, TX 75034

Continue to Dallas Pkwy
2 min (0.2 mi)

Turn right onto Dallas Pkwy
18 s (256 ft)

Turn left onto Cotton Gin Rd
2 min (0.5 mi)

Take Stonebrook Pkwy to Kingsley Ln
8 min (4.0 mi)

Drive to your destination – Highland Oak Dental 2 min (0.3 mi)