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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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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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324 helpful votes 324 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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16 attraction reviews
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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nappanee, Indiana, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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