Texas August 22, 2017
This Dreamy Train-Themed Trip Through Texas Will Take You On The Journey Of A Lifetime
Train enthusiasts everywhere, get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Scattered throughout the Lone Star State are train museums, depots, and even train-themed restaurants that are fun for the whole family. We’ve put together a trip centered around everything locomotive that’s ideal for a weekend getaway right here in Texas. Take a look:
1. Runaway Train Cafe (Brownwood)
Welcome to the most unique restaurant in Brownwood! Get ready to be whisked back in time as you dine on delicious burgers and milkshakes in an authentic train car. Each burger is 1/2 pound and served with French fries or tater tots, and the restaurant also serves soup, sandwiches, all-beef hot dogs, and Blue Bell ice cream at their old-fashioned ice cream counter.
3600 Stephen F Austin Dr, Brownwood, TX 76801
2. Museum of the American Railroad (Frisco)
This museum celebrates the heritage and future of railroads through preservation of artifacts (including real train cars!), research, and educational programming. There are exhibits available year-round to teach the young and old everything about one of our country's most important industries.
6455 Page St, Frisco, TX 75034
3. Jefferson Railway (Jefferson)
Jefferson Railway has tons of fun, themed train rides for multiple occasions throughout the year. There's a ride for Halloween, Christmas, Labor Day, and so many other holidays. You'll have a blast while learning all about this particular railway and railroads in general!
400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657
4. Texas State Railroad (Palestine)
Texas State Railroad, much like Jefferson Railway, offers several different events that turn a train ride into an unforgettable experience. Think wine trains, romantic moonlight trains, the famous "Polar Express" holiday train, and many more.
535 Park Rd 76, Rusk, TX 75785
5. Railroad Crossing Bbq (Houston)
It's about time to eat again, y'all! This time we're checking out a barbecue restaurant in Houston. Railroad Crossing Barbecue has everything from brisket and sausage sandwiches to some of the crispiest, most tender chicken-fried steak you'll ever eat - all within the rustic atmosphere of an authentic train car! Get ready for some finger-lickin' good food!
14715 Hempstead Highway, Houston TX 77040
6. Rosenberg Railroad Museum (Rosenberg)
The Rosenberg Railroad Museum is a destination for people of all ages. Whether you're riding a mini train at Railfest, drinking in knowledge from the exhibits, or watching trains whiz past from the observation deck, you'll be glad you paid a visit.
1921 Avenue F
Who’s ready to hop aboard? Have you ever been to any of these places? Are there any other depots, museums, or train-themed restaurants that deserve to be on the list?