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Fantastic Place For Kids

Such a treat for my grandson when he comes to spend time with us during the summer. Our grandson is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Smithsburg, Maryland
fantastic collection of historic and modern model railways

This is a professional display of antique model railway pieces and dozens of scale model displays... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Grimsby, Canada
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Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to the 1800s.
300 Paradise Ln, Strasburg, PA 17572-9537
+1 717-687-8976
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a treat for my grandson when he comes to spend time with us during the summer. Our grandson is 10 years old and we live a few hours away, but he wants to go and visit every year. There are so many train layouts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is a professional display of antique model railway pieces and dozens of scale model displays of almost all gauges. Highly recommended

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little stop if you're in the area with your kids to see the steam engines at Strasburg. While it lacks the impressive single-display setup that the Choo Choo Barn has right down the road, it has six or seven smaller displays...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Pennsylvania is known as it is the first American state to bring the train. Here you can see the train history in USA. Great place to visit. Outside there are some activities like ride the train for trip and enjoy a meal inside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thefirstm
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was my first experience at the museum. I never expected to see all of the historical cars and engines. I didn't realize that people donate toy train memorabilia. It was a complete walk through history. The working setups were superb! I understand why the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JimNancy9
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I love toy train museums, and this was the best one we have been to. All train exhibits were working, and each exhibit featured different types of trains. There were plenty of buttons to push and animate objects. The coolest feature was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mdicam
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This place was great. I happened to find it while searching to things to do with my kids in Lancaster. I got a lot more than I expected as there are many interactive lay outs for the kids to explore and push buttons and find...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JBtimes3
Reviewed October 20, 2018

My little train buffs had been eagerly anticipating a visit to this museum. Their expectations were more than met by this extremely well organized museum. The interactive elements are top notch and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We were fortunate enough to visit at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mary k
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We are members of the TCA - but you certainly don't have to belong to enjoy this stop. It is family friendly, with interactive displays for the kiddos, and some really fun memorabilia to learn about. I highly recommend this place on a rainy afternoon...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Very nice museum, we learned quite a few things! My 9 yo wanted to visit, it was well worth it. Be sure to do the Scavenger Hunt!

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 4, 2017|
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Response from Michael L R | Reviewed this property |
I saw several people with wheelchairs and strollers.
March 7, 2017|
Response from callcri | Reviewed this property |
You should allow at least two to three hours to see all the display trains. It’s an overwhelming experience especially if you are a model train fan, possibly longer if you are going to tie it into a railroad merit badge... More
March 7, 2017|
Response from barbzie444 | Reviewed this property |
At least 2-3 hours