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National Toy Train Museum

300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA 17572
717 687-8976
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to the 1800s.
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London, England
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328 reviews 328 reviews
162 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Good interesting collection mainly of interest to railway modellers with great displays of models of all ages

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129 reviews 129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There was lots for our little boys to see. We spent about an hour there on a rainy day. The boys like touching toy trains in the gift shop.

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Gainesville,Ga.
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Trains for all ages. This includes a large collection of antique trains and a very interesting history of toy trains over time (pink trains to get girls more interested? We liked some of the displays of the great science kits that were trendy at one point. Well set up and designed displays, with interactive buttons for visitors to be able... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The National Toy train Museum has a beautiful collection of vintage trains, ranging from Standard Gauge, O and HO on display. The Lionel display was stunning, replicating a early Lionel Showroom. There are several large layouts that you get to push buttons and make things happen on. My 2 1/2 year old son loved the place as well as my... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The museum has very old miniature trains. A good way to spend an hour or so looking at them. If you love traains then it is a must see.

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Zaleski, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

When we arrived at the museum we found to our disappointment that it was closed on that day and since our time schedule didn't allow for a later return we will have to put it on our back burner.

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Narvon Pa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

5/23/14 If you are thinking about taking the under 6 kids skip it and go to Choo Choo Barn. By the way under 6 is free if you decide to go and take them along. This was a trip for my grandchildren who are 2 and 4. If you are older and can remember the Lionel and American Flyers of... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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338 reviews 338 reviews
62 attraction reviews
390 helpful votes 390 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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