Tooele Valley Railroad Museum
35 North Broadway
Tooele, UT 84074
Parks and Recreation Director
Come and experience Tooele City’s colorful past at the Tooele Valley Railroad and Mining Museum. Opened in 1983, the museum is a repository of artifacts from railroading, smelting and mining.
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fridays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
For more information call 435.882.2836 or call the Tooele City Parks & Recreation Office at 435.843.2143.
We are approximately 35 minutes west of Salt Lake City, UT. Take Interstate 80 west to Exit 99 at Lake Point. Proceed 12 miles south on State Route 36 (Main Street Tooele) to Tooele. Turn left at Vine Street and proceed east for four blocks to Broadway street. The museum is on the left. Parking is available at the museum’s east entrance on Broadway.
If you harbor an interest in railroading, the Tooele Valley Railroad Museum will get you on the right tract to understanding a good share of the local railroading and mining lore. The museum is housed in the old Tooele Valley Depot, which is filled with artifacts from the old railroading, smelting and mining days of Tooele County. The building was built in 1909 to service the 7.5 mile Tooele Valley Railroad, which connected the international Smelter to the Union Pacific. The train served the smelter by bringing workers to it along with ore. One of the charms of this museum is that retired railroad men and miners take visitors around the site and entertain them with their stories and colorful memories. The Tooele Valley Railroad Museum is just the place to add to your knowledge of our old time railroads. With all the equipment and exhibits available, the museum is sure to please every member of your family.