It was a somewhat cool and cloudy day when I took an Uber out to Plaza de las Tres Centurias to explore a train museum. I’d never been to a train museum before that had focused on railroad travel and the history behind it in Mexico, and this museum did not disappoint. What surprises me is the number of locals I’ve talked to who have never come to this museum before. Then again many have not gone to some of the other museums in this city either.
This is a train museum. However one of the highlights has absolutely nothing to do with trains. The fuentes danzarinas (dancing fountains) was a delightful display of water combined with music. It is presented hourly throughout the day and lasts about 15 minutes. I actually watched it twice!
The museum itself features displays in separate buildings. Admission is a mere 5 pesos and is free to seniors with an Inapam card. Each building had interesting displays, vintage items and photographs.
Outside there are a number of brightly painted railway cars along the tracks. There is even a miniature train that features a ride around the park area.
There is also a garden area with a few statues of railroad pioneers.
There is also a small ice cream shop as well as a quaint cafe featuring a variety of coffees and snacks.
I highly recommend a visit to this unique museum in Aguascalientes.