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Roads and Rails Museum

Address: 200 N. East Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone Number: +1 301-624-5526
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Ranked #7 of 23 Attractions in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Washington Dc
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My 2 year old loves 'choo choos' so we she had a wonderful time. There isn't much to do...it's only observing. There are stools everywhere so the little ones can climb up to see. There are buttons on the side that make people move, or lights come on, ors car drive around. There is a back room filled with a... More 

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Chicago, IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The general overview is a small warehouse sized room that has a HUGE train table in the center. You walk around it and can push buttons to turn trains on, make people move, turn on a roller coaster, etc. My two 3 YO boys couldn't contain their glee. It was so entertaining to look at-the detail, he sheer num ER... More 

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Baltimore
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I give this location 5 stars, realizing that this is a small-town museum where you can spent 1 - 2 hours. The price was right and the detail, care, and imagination to set up that HUGE mutli-room model trail city is out of this world. My 6 year old boy loved it, and the more time I spent looking -... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have taken our 7-year-old here 3 times. He has loved it every time! Last week we took him, his 4-year-old sister, his parents, his uncle, & his great grandfather. All 4 generations loved it! Our kids & grandkids love the Lego room too. The 1st time there our grandson begged us not to leave yet!

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A must stop. Nothing fancy but the details of the train and settings will spark memories in all. The staff was super nice and although I'm not a train buff the time these folks spent in setting this up is notable. Well worth the time to take your time and walk with your little ones. If they can't understand the... More 

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visited this lovely little museum with my 5 and 3 year old boys. The main room is a huge, intricate O-gauge model train display, featuring dozen of buttons for kids to control motions of various trains, buildings and figures. Adults will enjoy the voluminous historical and pop culture references throughout. The back room is filled with a large LEGO display... More 

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Layton, Utah
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199 reviews 199 reviews
72 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I wasn't really sure what to expect from this museum and must say I was pleasantly surprised. I visited with four children under the age of 11 on a Friday in June. There is a good sized parking lot, so you don't have to feed a meter. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-11. We... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am sure this is a great establishment. However, when we went they were closing early. This was not posted on the door and as we had called to inquire about the times they were open we were greatly disappointed. We had to pay a fee to get there as we didn't have our own car. So for us to... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was a wonderful visit to see all the displays as well as the scavenger hunt questions for the older kids and parents. Finding Waldo was tough, but we got him. We all loved it.

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Frederick, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is about the best miniature railroad display you'll find anywhere. It's worth seeing at least once. One of my favorite Frederick attractions. Kids and adults with both appreciate it.

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