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Yucatán Railroad Museum

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Calle 43, #429, between 46 and 48, Centro
Merida, Yucatan 97000 Mexico
999-923-3073 https://www.facebook.com/Yucatan-Railway-Museum-259057224241957/

Inaugurated on Nov. 1, 2002 to commemorate 100 years of the Ferrocarriles de Yucatán company, the Museo de los Ferrocarriles de Yucatán, or the Yucatán Railroad Museum preserves the culture and artistry of historic trains.

The Museum, located on Calle 43 between 46 and 48, has today 43 railway cars of all types; many of them can be entered and explored. One of its oldest exhibit is a 1903 steam locomotive. There is also a luxury coach, “Coche Rendón Peniche,” dating to 1890. It has appeared in two films, “La Guerra de Castas” and “Peregrina.” Another is a retired car from Disneyland.

The museum is completely interactive. There is no “do not touch” policy here, as in other museums.

Despite its interesting inventory, very few people visit the museum, which is very low-key.

Entry is 20 pesos for adults and 10 pesos for children. Completely outdoors, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

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January 2019

Chili Cookoff for Children’s Charities

Sun., January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Yucatán Railroad Museum, Calle 43, #429, between 46 and 48, Centro
Merida, Yucatan 97000 Mexico
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$200

Taste competing chili recipes while helping local kids.

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IWC Chili Contest for Children’s Charities

Sun., January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Yucatán Railroad Museum, Calle 43, #429, between 46 and 48, Centro
Merida, Yucatan 97000 Mexico
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$150 – $250

Chili contest with live music, prize drawings, hot dogs, beer and desserts.

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February 2019

Vegan Fair 2019

Sun., February 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Yucatán Railroad Museum, Calle 43, #429, between 46 and 48, Centro
Merida, Yucatan 97000 Mexico
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Come celebrate the month of love! The 2019 Vegan Fair will have live music, yoga classes, workshops, theater, vegan food and many vegan products. Also enjoy access to the Railway Museum.  This is the 12th edition of the fair.

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December 2019

First Queso de Bola Fair honors Dutch cheese

Sat., December 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yucatán Railroad Museum, Calle 43, #429, between 46 and 48, Centro
Merida, Yucatan 97000 Mexico
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Merida's next food-focused fair is decidedly cheesy. The first Ball Cheese Fair arrives Saturday, Dec. 21, to give visibility to one of the region's most iconic culinary ingredients. While ball cheese is originally from Holland, it has become an ingredient that accompanies several traditional dishes of Yucatecan cuisine, mixed with ingredients such as corn, chili and chaya. The Peninsula has adopted the flavor of Woerden cheese, named after the Dutch town where it comes from, to give rise to typical dishes…

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