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National Toy Train Museum

300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA 17572
717 687-8976
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Ranked #8 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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Ronks
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent display of antique trains. Was expecting more working displays. Good value for the admission price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I am a model train collector and this museum was worth going to. Located next to the Red Caboose Motel and not too far from the Strasburg Railroad, this museum houses a collection of model trains ranging from many scales including O gauge!!! My friend Grant, my father and I had a really good experience looking up close at the... More

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London, England
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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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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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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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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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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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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