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Tooele Valley Railroad Museum

35 North Broadway
435-882-2836

History :

  The Tooele Valley Railway was built in 1908 to service the International
Smelting and Refining Company. The smelter processed lead, zinc and copper
ores from 1910 to 1972. The railway delivered raw materials and finished product
to and from the smelter, plus served as a commuter train for smelter employees.
 
 The museum's collection includes priceless photographs of the railway and
the smelter's construction, operation, and demolition in 1975. The photographs
provide a living record of the smelter and life in Tooele Valley during the early 20th
Century.

 Also inside the museum are artifacts from mining operations and other
historically significant events. The museum's tour guides share with visitors firsthand knowledge of the Tooele Valley Railway, and mining operations in nearby
Oquirrh Mountains.



Reviews

Juan Jarlin De Leon

Rating:
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Great place to stop by and learn a bit of the old Tooele valley railroad system. And it's free

colby carpenter

Rating:
Saturday, June 9, 2018
My kids loved it! And so did I. We toured everything they had open and I learned a lot. I climbed everywhere you were alloud too and took pictures untill my phone died. I'm going to set up a private tour with the person behind the desk to see some more exibits. I'm exited for it. I did not realize how many local mines there were.

Natasha Kimball

Rating:
Friday, July 6, 2018
I loved visiting this place as a kid. Haven't been there since.

Mitch Talmadge

Rating:
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
I love trains so much, and this is an experience I won't ever forget! You really do get to climb around on the train and explore. You can go in the kaboose, check out the engine, and pretend you're in the Polar Express :)

Bobby Light

Rating:
Saturday, March 17, 2018
It's ok kiddos like it but could be more interactive.

Tooele Valley Railroad Museum is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media