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National Toy Train Museum

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Address: 300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA 17572
Phone Number: 717 687-8976
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Description: Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to...
Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to the 1800s.
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Toy train paradise

We have been to the Strasburg area several times over the years and had never stopped here before. We are so glad we finally went. The admission is very reasonable, only 7 bucks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have been to the Strasburg area several times over the years and had never stopped here before. We are so glad we finally went. The admission is very reasonable, only 7 bucks per adult and my five year old was free. Few attractions don't charge for five year olds so this was a pleasant surprise. They had such historical... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place would be perfect for young children. You can spend around one hour. Include this in your itinerary if you are visiting Strasburg railroad.

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Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our younger son (age 3) loves model trains, and he really enjoyed his time at the museum. Our older son (age 6) was interested for about 30 minutes and then became bored. Some of the models were not functioning (buttons not working when we pushed them), and one exhibit was in the process of being redone. Our six year old... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's all here -- a hundred years of model train history. Hundreds of trains. This is a unique collection, but primarily for those who are "into" model railroading.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We thought this museum might be just for children, but my husband loved toy trains as a child and with the low cost of only $7.00 each, we thought we would give it a try. It was like a magical wonderland of trains, cars, staging and other amazing special effects. It was great for children as well as adults.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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142 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 928 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I was pretty surprised at how much this place kept our son entertained. I thought we'd spend maybe an hour here, but there was so much to see we stayed looking & interacting with some of the train displays for hours. Had to finally pull my little guy out of here to eat lunch. The displays are wonderfully put together... More 

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Michigan
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a destination stop on a recent visit to the Lancaster area. The museum is very nice with lots of train layouts. For anyone interested in model trains, you won't be disappointed. The only frustration we experienced were 2 young children who were running around throughout the display area, with little supervision by the parents. There was a museum... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

So cool! I couldn't believe these train cars were hotels. They are so cute. The train passes right by here, there's a game room and a nice restaurant.oh there's some animals here to that you can pet and feed.

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San Francisco
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118 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This Toy Train Museum has an amazing collection of toy trains. It is hard to take it all in. We visited with young children, who are also toy train fans. Since all the trains are behind glass, without any interactivity our kids unfortunately got bored after 10 minutes. We found the train collection here to be incredible indeed, but really... More 

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Rochester, New York
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Small but comprehensive musuem of toy trains of various guages. Many antique toy trains on exhibit. A must see if you are a toy train enthusiast

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