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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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10:00 am - 5:00 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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Train layout wonderful

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Garrett, Indiana
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Garrett, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Batavia, NY
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

So, why is there a National New York Central Railroad Museum in Elkhart, INDIANA? That was the first question I asked them. Answer: Elkhart was a main stop between NY and Chicago during the NYC’s heyday. It was a crossroads with other major rail lines, and the NYC was important to Elkhart and central Indiana’s transportation success during the last... More 

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Additional Information about National New York Central Railroad Museum

Address: Address: 721 South Main St, Elkhart, IN 46515
Phone Number: 574-294-3001
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Elkhart
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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