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National New York Central Railroad Museum

721 South Main St, Elkhart, IN 46515
574-294-3001
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Elkhart
Type: Museums
Owner description: Activities for all ages: Visit the museum to learn about railroading history, see the Stanley Bell Model Train Layout and his various scale... more » Owner description: Activities for all ages: Visit the museum to learn about railroading history, see the Stanley Bell Model Train Layout and his various scale collection, observe trains going by on one of the busiest lines in the Midwest, tour the rolling stock, build your own wooden track layout on the 4’x 6’ train table, take a spin around the track on the Ride on Thomas the Train and more. « less
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nappanee, Indiana, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

was recommended to visit here from a coworker when I stated my son liked trains. We took our 3 children (1, 4, & 6). The kids had a really good time. Plenty of stuff for the young and for the train enthusiast. $22 for the 5 of us. We spent about 90 minutes there. Could've spent a bit more time... More

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BiggVikesFan80
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Admission was $5 for me and my son was free since he is under 3. My son loved the play table and the miniature railroad display. It was a great way to spend 2 hours.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I am a lifelong resident of Elkhart and have visited this museum numerous times before. The purpose of today's visit was for my mother to get a firsthand look at the interior of a caboose which she has never been inside. The museum has a total of 6 and most are in various stages of restoration. For me, the inside... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Local friends took us to this and we were very pleasantly surprised how interesting the place was. Very good selection of engines, carriages from the days of steam onwards. The museum is staffed by properly knowledgable and enthusiastic people, who are keen to help and share what they know. We loved that you could simply climb up onto and into... More

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St George Brant
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I have been to a number of RR Museums. This one is the top of my list for allowing you to climb on, around and through the rolling stock outside. It was great. I was waiting for someone to come and ask/tell me to stay off. But they seem to encourage you to explore. Great photo ops. The display inside... More

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Granger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The museum is very historic yet, engaging for young children. My children and I were delighted to visit this wonderful museum and hope it continues to gain community support.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Tries to be a good museum but needs help from the commun ity. Needs funding to update displays. Have visited a few times, but no recently.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

It's a history of the railroad and the part it played in Elkhart County. A lot of photos and old items. Great if you are a train person. Otherwise it's a little boring.

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I just went to see the outside displays. Mainly the Pennsy GG1. My dad was Pennsy and Penn Central. Really nice seeing the stock where you can actually touch them.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Tour through train cars at your leisure, the cost is $5/person. They have a small gift area and train layouts to watch, lots of stories and if you need a tour, they are happy to escort you around the place. Nice informal place with a lot of neat things to look at. Right across the street from the Elkhart train... More

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