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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 2013
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to the 1800s.
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Newport News, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The museum had walls and walls of toy trains. In the main room were 3 large, interactive train layouts. You could push buttons and make the trains go, make lights blink and various other activities. I was finished looking at everything in about 30 minutes. If you love toy trains, this is the place to go and you could probably... More

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frederick, maryland
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307 reviews 307 reviews
53 attraction reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Interesting for all ages. This includes a large collection of antique trains and a very interesting history of toy train development and trends over time (pink trains to get girls more interested? well intended but ill conceived idea!). I liked some of the related displays of the great science kits that were trendy at one point like the atomic energy... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you wanted to know all about toy trains, this is the place. Being partial to this museum as a member of 50 years, we visit every time we are in the area. Always new additions to the collection. Very informative-even a library inside regarding any kind of train you wish to look up. A walk-up to the entrance is... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Free admission for TCA members; Amazing collection of toy trains: Lionel, Marx, Bing, Hafner, Ives. Many foreign manufactures as well. Fun for kids & adults - push button displays.

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Eagle River, Alaska, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This museum had and amazing amount and variety of toy train, all different scale many different type and themes. They had 5-6 running train layouts with multiple trains each the that kids could control some of the trains and accessories with button. Young kid did not get board because their was lots of variety and moving object to see. Also... More

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New Germany, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My children loved that you can push buttons to make the trains go. I wish there was more gauges. Seems mostly they only have HO. For the smaller gauges there are only 2 small tables. If you have questions the employees are very informative.

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Highland Mills, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

If you like model trains, you need to visit this museum. There are great displays of moving trains of all eras as well as single cars and engines on display.

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NJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The exhibit and collection are clean and very well organized and presented, but this is a very small attraction. There are only 5 or 6 small train layouts, and then a lot of well preserved and clean old toy trains on display. I liked it, but with a name like "national toy train museum", I expected a lot more. I... More

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We visited this Museum while staying at the Red Caboose Motel. It's really a nice train museum. You can push buttons and make things happen with the trains. Can't wait to bring the Grandkids.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The National Toy Train Museum has more trains then I could count. It is next to the Red Caboose Motel. When you are there, You should Stop.

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