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National Toy Train Museum

300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA 17572
717 687-8976
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to the 1800s.
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to the 1800s.

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Mc Donald
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This toy train museum brought back many delightful memories. Seeing trains that I played with as a youth delighted me. And the rich history of the industry from American Flyer to Z-Trains made for an interesting time. I wish I had more time to spend there.

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Tonawanda, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Never saw so many model trains and set ups. Many action figures, and moving parts. If you have kids or you like train sets give it a look

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Kids loved seeing the train layouts, as did I. Numerous displays in one room. Small area for kids to play in and out of museum.

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Orange, Virginia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
39 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Only a Grinch could fail to enjoy this museum! It is chock full of model/toy train layouts and exhibits and brings back oodles of memories. There are plenty of buttons to push, which make the trains run and animate fun little scenes (push one button and watch a saw mill in action). All four of us adults had a grand... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I didn't want to leave. I was mesmerized....I went home and pulled out my American Flyers!! The displays are fantastic--rare train sets and extremely knowledgable staff.

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Friends brought us here. They're toy train buffs. We are not. If you like toy trains, these people have just about every toy train in every size. I couldn't believe all the trains. They had a lot of working models. I say if your a train buff, this is the place for you.

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Evanston, Illinois
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105 reviews 105 reviews
82 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our son bonded with my father over trains when he was still a toddler, and this has become one of their favorite destinations whenever we visit the area. The collection of trains, the layouts and the hands-on stations have provided endless opportunities for them to share their love of trains, and they literally can spend hours there during each visit.... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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120 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This excellent museum will take you back to childhood with elaborate, well designed displays of toy trains. I wondered how such a narrowly purposed museum could hold your attention but it was so well done it turned out to be easy. Trains are displayed from all eras from the invention of the train. Well worth the visit.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

First time visiting this toy train museum. It was very nice. Loved seeing all the old toy trains on display. Also reasonably priced to get in. Don't forget to check out the Red Caboose Motel across from the museum. You can eat in a train car for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Stafford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Really liked the many displays of trains. It could use more working displays as mentioned but the over all visit was great. Admission price is a good value.

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