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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 lovers!

A must see for people who love trains. My son was in awe with all the different models and gauges! It's always fun to look back on toy history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A must see for people who love trains. My son was in awe with all the different models and gauges! It's always fun to look back on toy history.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The National Toy Train museum was exactly that, a museum. There were a few working trains in layouts with some interactive buttons but no hands on activities for kids. If you are a train collector it should not be missed!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

visiting here is a treat for any train or toy train fan they have a large collection of the pre-war tin plate trains that are my favorite this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours

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Lancaster, PA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a difficult attraction to review objectively. You are either going to love it or hate it. Toy trains of all types and ages are displayed here with a number of layouts featuring running trains, accessories and scenery but it's so sterile the joy seems to have been sucked out of them. On the other hand seeing trains I... More 

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Suffern, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

In this museum, one may push buttons to activate trains of different sizes, in a variety of layouts. The museum is also chock-full of toy and model trains, which do not run, but are fun to see. It's different than the other train museums in the area, and worth the trip.

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Atlanta, Ga
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Someday there will be a National Drone Museum and it will look like this does. It is small, well displayed and well maintained. You could go thru it in 30 minutes or stay all day if you were a hobbyist. There is a movie that runs all the time. The displays are densely provisioned with trains of all types. You... More 

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Mc Donald
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This toy train museum brought back many delightful memories. Seeing trains that I played with as a youth delighted me. And the rich history of the industry from American Flyer to Z-Trains made for an interesting time. I wish I had more time to spend there.

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Tonawanda, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Never saw so many model trains and set ups. Many action figures, and moving parts. If you have kids or you like train sets give it a look

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Kids loved seeing the train layouts, as did I. Numerous displays in one room. Small area for kids to play in and out of museum.

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Orange, Virginia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
39 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Only a Grinch could fail to enjoy this museum! It is chock full of model/toy train layouts and exhibits and brings back oodles of memories. There are plenty of buttons to push, which make the trains run and animate fun little scenes (push one button and watch a saw mill in action). All four of us adults had a grand... More 

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