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Address: 200 N. East Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone Number: +1 301-624-5526
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Neat place, amazing train layout done by a father and sons. I had no idea what to expect and saw a showroom with boxes of trains and games as I came in. But then I saw a sign... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Neat place, amazing train layout done by a father and sons. I had no idea what to expect and saw a showroom with boxes of trains and games as I came in. But then I saw a sign beckoning me to the next room, which turned out to be enormous. All kinds of "O" gauge trains were running around the... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

if you are a kid or were ever a kid once, you'd better check this out. Make sure you have time for everyone to linger and look at all the diarama's from our youth. Press the buttons to make the trains go. Just sit and relax and soak it all in. Also a room of lego's set up. I think... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It may not be the largest model train display in the world, but it is very big display. You got to see for yourself.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you have a kid that is into cars and trains like mine is, you have to take him/her here. We visited on a Saturday around 3PM. It was not crowded at all. In fact, we just about had the place all to ourselves. Once beyond the lobby curtain and in the back you'll be treated to what one employee... More 

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was a little disappointed in this museum. Don't get me wrong it was very fun to see but it was a little smelly inside. It needed a good cleaning. There was a fun scavenger hunt to do while inside, which was fun. Both for adults and children. There was a small side room with Lego trains and other things... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is the coolest spot in all of Frederick! A family love of trains and history led to this throwback delight for all ages. The model train exhibit includes everything from subway to freight to Am-track to slot cars and ferris wheels. There are tunnels and work sites, police stand-off and lovers lane, mountains and valleys. Even Lego's and a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place is unbelievable! It took five men five years to set up this most amazing train exhibit. It's interactive, and includes a giant room with scores of trains, exhibits, etc. There is another room filled with Lego Trains and exhibits. I never expected this museum to be this extensive. It is a must see for all ages! (Do check... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This little train museum was such a fun surprise. We were in the Frederick area and looking for an activity for the weekend with our 3 boys and our friends and their son. I used the trip advisor app and clicked the "Near Me Now" option and this place popped up. We decided to give it a try. Private parking... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great place for kids, especially younger ones. I have a 7 and 3 yr old and we spent about an hour and a half in here. Well worth the price for anyone that likes trains. Very impressive HUGE layout. And the Lego train layouts were pretty awesome too.

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Frederick, Maryland
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My grandchildren came to visit for the holidays and we went to inside and boy did we have a nice time. We saw models of trains watched clips of how they run and visited the lovely gift shop. You must go here when visiting Frederick, MD.

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Additional Information about Roads and Rails Museum

Address: 200 N. East Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone Number: +1 301-624-5526
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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