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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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English first
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62 reviews 62 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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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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161 reviews 161 reviews
55 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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Maryland
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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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