We stumbled upon this place by accident while walking around Balboa Park. As avid model railroaders we could not pass it up.
Admission is quite inexpensive at $12. There are wall displays about the history of model railroading and a vast selection of layouts from N scale to gigantic scale.
Our only wish is that the displays were more interactive. We could watch layouts and the people operating them but there was no hands on opportunity. We can understand not permitting the public to interact with such elaborate and expensive layouts but we would have really appreciated more access to the people who designed and ran the displays, and maybe just a little bit of hands on somewhere along the way.
Nevertheless this was the most spectacular display we have ever seen and we got a lot of ideas how to build on our own layout at home.
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