McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Climb aboard the miniature replica of a Colorado narrow gauge railroad to explore this park that features famous railroad cars and an antique carousel.
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lost_bobcat
Newberg, OR556 contributions
Feb 2022
An hour for adults, afternoon for a family.

First, this is mostly all free.
The railroad museum you can do in 15-30 minutes and it is a cool old restored set of cars that showed how it was to travel in the Merci Train.
The big surprise is the huge model railroad trains and setup they had. Four huge loops, each with muliti-levels, trick stuff, villages, helicopters, etc, mostly all working at a push button. Another 15-30 minutes.
We spent a nice hour or so here and it was free, just my wife and I retired.

If we had the Grandkids, we would have gone on the Merry go round, train, had a picnic and spend another hour or two. Pretty modest fees for the Merry Go round and train (miniture kiddy train)
Written February 8, 2022
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Pamela P
Granger, TX17 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a beautiful park with lots of activities especially for children. They were decorating for the Halloween Spook-Trackular that was starting that evening - lots of fun decorations. We aren't big museum goers but we enjoyed touring the Pullman car used by four past presidents and hearing about it from one of their young tour guides.
Written October 11, 2021
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Yvonne A
Las Vegas, NV308 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Learn about something new, by touring the smallish Museum, connected to Pullman cars, $2 each, FREE huge hall of miniature trains with environments... Many guage types. Snack shack has completely reasonable Hebrew hot dog meals, even with chili! Under $5 each. Has carousel for kids and you can ride mini train $2, about 10 minutes in length.
Written January 9, 2020
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docdre78
Edmonton, Canada45 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This was a perfect family outing with young children. It’s a big park with picnic shelters, grassy space, a great shaded playground, a snack shop, a small museum (including two historical train cars you can go into), a model train museum (which is free), a train you can ride, and a carousel. The train and the carousel require tickets. Tickets, museum admission, and food are not too expensive and lines are minimal (we went on a Sunday morning and a Wednesday morning) so you don’t feel gauged or nickled and dimed as with bigger touristy places like the Arizona Boardwalk. Overall just wonderful.
Written February 26, 2020
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Rebby2k
New Castle, PA2,342 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Free to park and enter, this park is great. Nominal fees to enter the small museum/historic train and ride on a couple small railroads. It is the perfect place for a weekend family trip and picnic. Plus there is a free model railroad building that is full of amazing displays. It was a fun way to spend an hour or two on a weekend morning.
Written January 18, 2020
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Marc M
Dayton, OH88 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Really fun and peaceful park that happens to have a lot of train things - FDR’s rail car, an extensive model train layout, and a 15” gauge live steam train that Carrie’s passengers. Nice shops as well. Spoke with Gary - in charge of the steam trains - he and all the folks there are really focused on engaging with the visitors and getting kids excited about trains. The highlight of my short stay in Phoenix!
Written February 6, 2022
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Lydia M
Marion, IA16 contributions
Mar 2021
Loved that this park was great for little kids (3yrs and 1yr). It’s free to enter and walk around. To ride the small train around the perimeter of the park is $3/person, and our 3yr old loved it! The carousel was also fun. There’s 2 pretty large playgrounds, lots of picnic areas, and clean restrooms.
The indoor museum space is currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions, so we just enjoyed the outdoor area.
Written March 10, 2021
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Daniel I
16 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
The resort I stayed at was straight across from this park. It is mainly geared towards children but if you are ever in Scottsdale at around Christmas time, they have a very grandeur Christmas display. Off Christmas season, it is a very quiet park with a very exquisite train museum and it would be a great place for any Train enthusiast to go and see.
Written January 18, 2020
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pd32
Toronto, Canada141 contributions
Jan 2020
The land, all 100 acres was gifted to the people of Scottsdale by McCormick and the model railway was the brainchild of Stillman. How brilliant this was to make a place where families can come and enjoy the outdoors while taking in a bit of railway history. The quote on the wall of the model train building summed it all up - " It is never too late to have a happy childhood". Trains have a magical way of bring out the child in us. Such a lovely place to enjoy a few hours -
Written January 5, 2020
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Practicaltraveler4
Casa Grande, AZ136 contributions
Feb 2020
Stopped by briefly late in the afternoon to check this place out. Far exceeded expectations! The staff at the little gift shop was most helpful, and we made a quick tour of the facility. We will go back to tour more in-depth.

Model train museum/display was quite impressive. Multiple gauges are displayed, and the dioramas are incredible. Also have a full size engine and Pullman car available for viewing.

Small garden steam train was in operation while we were there...a definite must for the little ones, along with the carousel.

While we were there, there were very few people (late on a Monday afternoon), so don't know how crowded it gets. But regardless this is worth exploring!
Written February 11, 2020
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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park (Scottsdale) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM


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