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Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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We visited this museum before we went on our Skunk Train ride. It is free with the purchase of the... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
liquid_elements
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Santa Cruz, California
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Make sure you stop by this attraction especially if you plan to ride the Skunk Train since it is... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Garrett G
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The Mendocino Coast Model Railroad and Historical Society (MCMR&HS) is based in Fort Bragg, CA. We are dedicated to preserving the history of the logging industry that built the towns along the Mendocino Coast. We educate children and adults about...more
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100 W Laurel St, Behind the Skunk Train Building, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3410
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We visited this museum before we went on our Skunk Train ride. It is free with the purchase of the train ride. Many model trains are running around a large room set to look like old-time Fort Bragg. There is a numbered itinerary to guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Make sure you stop by this attraction especially if you plan to ride the Skunk Train since it is right next door. It takes about 30 minutes to see and appreciate all the model trains (there were 4 running when we were there). A volunteer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Garrett G
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We sort of stumbled into this wonderful layout while booking tickets for the Skunk Train in Ft. Bragg. I believe IIRC it's all run and maintained by amateurs but they sure know how to create an interesting and intricate set of layouts. We walked around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

Saw this in the local mag. Kind of a rainy day , when we arrived the're a few locals with tons of information and history. A great show for adults and children alike. A very nice find in this small town

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed July 12, 2018

WOW, what an amazing visual history of Fort Bragg this team of rail enthusiasts has created! It's fun AND educational. How can you beat that? We especially loved the story of the rail-traveling "hobo" dog, displayed in miniature on the moving train scene. Be sure...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I enjoyed the train ride, and the narrative history of the region going back to 1855. Very informative, well presented and fun too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Avram G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

You can spend as little or as much time as you want seeing how the early days of logging was done on the Mendocino coast. They had 13 G scale model trains running on several different tracks showing logging, lumber, supply, & maintenance of way...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chuck203
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Hidden Jewel - The display is hidden in an old railroad building behind the Skunk Train Depot. Admission is free with your Skunk Train ticket, (and probably a very small donation without a ticket). The display is entertaining and has something for all ages, 2-100....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Bruce B
Reviewed April 25, 2018

If you like model trains you'd like this exhibit. They had many trains running--all G scale I believe. The scenes are local area ones. The trains even go outside on part of their loop so be sure to look at the setup on the side...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fungramma51
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Very detailed depiction of the trains between the redwood groves and the pier in Fort Bragg. There were three trains running on tracks that went both indoors and outdoors. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and friendly. If you ride the Skunk Train admission is included....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jennifer S
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