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Roads and Rails Museum

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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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A blast from the past and more!

There is something for everyone here. The display in the main room is amazing. Trains, trains, trains, everywhere! The intricate details of the background pieces shows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
marycarol4
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something for everyone here. The display in the main room is amazing. Trains, trains, trains, everywhere! The intricate details of the background pieces shows dedication and perserverance. And there is a Thomas the Tank display in another room. In yet another area was a huge Lego room of trains and props. We seniors enjoyed this, as did the... More 

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99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love trains this is a awesome place. I loved the variety in the museum. We made a purchase in the store, and the customer service was amazing

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We were here for a birthday party.great for kids who love trains. It will take you about an hour a visit.they have a train stuff store there as well .cute place

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Made a special trip to Frederick to bring three train loving children (2,4 & 6) here, and we weren't disappointed. There is one large room with various model trains, towns and other scenes. Plenty of buttons for the kids to press and they loved the display. Also a smaller Lego room which was also a huge hit with our gang.... More 

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Harrodsburg
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Guaranteed to delight children of all ages - children in our group were between 4 years and 74 years old!!! There are so many details to discover and absorb that it would take many circuits to think that you had seen even the majority of them. And there are "sight gags" and humorous scenes throughout. The Lego room was also... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Where is that magnificent Santa Fe Warbonnet pulling matching passenger cars? If you go here to see TRAINS you will be disappointed - one trolley running at about 200 scale MPH and 2 or 3 other unimpressive trains -one didn't even have a caboose - don't think my 4 year old grandson didn't notice that - in the lobby they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This is my second time here. It was as much fun as the first. This really is great for all ages. The Scavenger hunt makes it more fun. My 10 year old has a great time with this.

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Took our grand daughter for a day out and she loved it.. we had a good time also she loved all the settings and the trains and the way they have it set up in little towns and how they had elevated stands for the kids to stand on so they could see all great time for a rainy day

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Baltimore, Maryland
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255 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

As a mom to a rail fan, let me tell you that I understand just how much time and effort goes into perfecting a train table. So designing and building this enormous layout is outstanding!!! Most scenes are to scale and the scale varied throughout the layout. Fun scenes, silly scenes, dramatic scenes. So cute! There are separate seas for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect, especially with the plexiglass barriers, but the kids couldn't get enough and wanted to go back. Friendly staff. Step stools for the little ones to climb up for a better view. Buttons for them to push to make trains and cars come to life. Tons of details in models. $8 for adults and $5... More 

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