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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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Trains, cars and amusements1

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Huntington, Indiana, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I brought two of my grandsons (3 & 1) to experience this wonderful museum of model trains and such. One room is filled with thousands of dollars worth of Legos, from a private collection. Just push a button and watch the trains come to life. The large model train display is intricately designed and well maintained. Definitely a "stop 'n... More 

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Washington Dc
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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