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National New York Central Railroad Museum

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Address: 721 South Main St, Elkhart, IN 46515
Phone Number: 574-294-3001
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Activities for all ages: Visit the museum to learn about railroading...
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.
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History of a famous railroad in a famous city

Rail history buffs, and non buffs will appreciate the National New York Cenntral EailwY museum in Elkhart In. There is something for everyone,including a giant model rail layout... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Rail history buffs, and non buffs will appreciate the National New York Cenntral EailwY museum in Elkhart In. There is something for everyone,including a giant model rail layout inside, interactive things for the kids, like driving rail spikes and more. Adults will enjoy the displays of real NYC railroad pieces and artifacts, and all can explorer the rail yard outside.... More 

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Garrett, Indiana
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent Museum my husband especially enjoyed this attraction. We were able to walk through a vintage dining car and they had a model train layout that was outstanding.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Love going to the old railroad museums and learning about the golden years! They have some great stories and pictures. Lot's of old equipment to see and it's right next to the mainline, set and train watch!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

absolutley loved it worth the 10 dollors to get in. Take a picnic becuase youll be here all day! Wonderful day spent with the family

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Round Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Could not get to the place we wanted to go to due to time limitations, however we found a gem at this museum. We loved the railroad cars in the back and I was able to see another museum that was on my bucket list to visit. Suggest all railroad fans to stop and visit.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

They have some neat old railroad cars and memorabilia. They could use some work to bring things up to a higher standard. All in all it is fun for the kids.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In my opinion this is a first rate railroad museum. In my travels across the United States I have visited many railroad museums and this one rates as one of the best. First rate inside and outside exhibits. Steam and diesel locomotives along with a fair amount of rolling stock. As an added bonus, the museum is located adjacent to... More 

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Augusta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

There isn't a huge amount of things to see and do in Elkhart, but this is definitely one of the must see items, especially if you love trains. The collection of memorabilia is amazing.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Even if you are just moderately interested in trains, this is a great place. The volunteers have time for you and know what they're talking about. The model locomotive made out of toothpicks is tremendous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Pleasantly surprised. Not really into trains, but this museum was educational and fun. Good exhibits - impressive train display and you can go into some train cars. Recommended.

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