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Roads and Rails Museum

200 N. East Street, Frederick, MD 21701
+1 301-624-5526
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Ranked #5 of 22 Attractions in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Frederick, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We took our almost 3-year-old grandson to this museum as he has begun to be interested in Thomas the Train. We were the first ones there on a Thursday morning and it was perfect. Right in the entrance area is a small Thomas train set up. It was perfect. When we walked through the curtained doorway into the main room... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The place is pretty nice inside. You can tell they put a lot of work in this. This would be 5 stars, but the location is hard to get to, and the parking is awful.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a fabulous model train layout with great scenes. Best I have seen ever. Lost of functioning aspects to the scenes, even an airport. Some model sales in the store. Highly recommend if you are visiting Frederick.

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Damascus, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our 2 year old is obsessed with trains. we've been to many places, Baltimore and Ohio museum and Strasburg, PA, but we found this place to be the largest and most intricate. a lot of buttons for him to push and axiom create alot of interest. highly recommended

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Leesburg, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Took my 3 year old niece here and she loved it. What is nice is they have the trains running but also lots of buttons to push that cause different things to move like cars or roller coasters. We went during the week so it wasn't crowded at all and she had the whole place to herself to hit all... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Took my 6 and 3 year old grandsons to this museum and they were enchanted with the awesome displays. There was so much to see and many different scenes. Their favorite was the amusement park display complete with working rides - the roller coaster is the greatest! They loved pushing buttons to activate scenes. We ended up going through twice... More

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Maryland USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A little off the beaten path from downtown Frederick, but within easy walking distance of Shab Row, you will find this place that is a treat for young and old. My wife and I took some out of town friends there and we all thoroughly enjoyed the interactive displays, We are all over 50. Some friends took their grandson there... More

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New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I agree with a few other reviewers, if you are looking for scale model accuracy, this is not the place for you, but if you are bringing kids, this place could not be better. It is not a HUGE place but the main layout is quite large, and there is a lot of action in it. There are buttons throughout... More

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New Windsor, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have always been fascinated by everything trains from the real thing to the various toy replicas. For many years I have been working on my own 4’ X 12’ garden featuring everything train related in my home state of Maryland. I pride myself on making my own models of real Md sights in lieu of the generic Plasticville junk.... More

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