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Aruba Model Train Museum


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  • En route to Baby Beach, you may stop at the Aruba Model Train Museum. Opened December 1st 2001. The place is friendly and welcoming. Director J. de Vries built himself a wooden Surinam style house on stilts in the neighborhood bordering the Valero Aruba Refinery smoke stacks and holding tanks. Lago Heights, he reports is a very quiet, peaceful place. Then instead of using the ground space as a garage, he decided to enclose it and house his miniature train collection in it. The idea of opening a museum came as he watched his retirement approaching. De Vries has been known on the island for many years as the Ennia insurance man. The following year, he celebrated the end of an excellent, long career. To pre-empt boredom and inaction - his wife is an avid Bridge player, he prepared well for the future. And the entrance to the de Vries museum is free of charge, though small donations are accepted and you must sign your name in the guest book. (Source: Website)
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