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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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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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Great collection and history

The National Toy Train Museum has a great collection of toy trains throughout the ages. Both young and old will delight in the different operating layouts they have running... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Jason L
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The National Toy Train Museum has a great collection of toy trains throughout the ages. Both young and old will delight in the different operating layouts they have running inside. Great for ideas as well for those who have train collections themselves. Expect to spend and hour to hour and a half to take in everything. It is by no... More 

Thank Jason L
Wilmington, Delaware
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The National Toy Train Museum is relatively small museum that will take the average adult about 45 minutes to an hour to soak in. There are a lot of vintage trains on display that will excite true train collecting enthusiasts. For young children (admission free until 6), though, it may not peak their interest. There is only one Thomas the... More 

Thank David L
Mocksville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Lots of trains to look at. It was a little pricey to me but my husband and 11 year old nephew really enjoyed looking at all the model trains. There really are a lot of model trains of varying trademarks to look at along with operating exhibits which were well done.

Thank lawrean8
Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We took our boys 5 yr and 1yr to this musuem on our way out of Stasburg. It's a very cute and fun museum for kids who love trains. The displays are interactive meaning you can hit buttons to make the trains go round on the track. It is small. It even has a small wooden train that kids can... More 

Thank Joann_Rodriguez
Newark, Delaware
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We visited the Toy Train Museum on a recent stay in the Lancaster area. What a treat this was. It's a tad off of the beaten path, which is a good thing. The displays were amazing in how detailed they were. Although Toy Trains is not a hobby of ours, we did find the history and attention to detail incredible.... More 

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South Haven, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I have never seen the collection of model trains like I did here. All gauges, pre-war and post-war trains. You can walk around for hours just looking at the displays and operating layouts.

Thank Denny1008
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

If you have kids or are a train enthusiast this is definitely a fun quick stop to check out. Especially if you are already in the area to check out the train museum.

Thank Jeremy R
New York City, New York
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258 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a great little museum - especially if you are interested in or ever had toy trains. It's well put together and the displays are well done. Not necessary for a long visit but worth going in to. It's an excellent stop for families as well as adults.

Thank Dan W
Lambertville, New Jersey
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93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I think we all had some sort of toy train when we were young. If so...it can be found at the NTTM. operating layouts in many scales , a fantastic collection of toy trains...a must visit.

Thank baron13
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

The first thing to be aware of is that this is a museum which focuses on antique trains of all kinds with just a few basic layouts. From the web page we thought it also had extensive displays but in reality the displays are nothing close to the very large single display shown the Choo Choo Barn just down the... More 

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