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National Toy Train Museum

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Address: 300 Paradise Ln, Strasburg, PA 17572-9537
Phone Number: 717 687-8976
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to...

Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to the 1800s.

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Bring your cell phone and try the new app!

My husband loves trains big and small and we stopped by. Aside from the displays you expect, there was one display (the docent said it had just opened a week earlier) that had a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 8, 2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Neat display of model and toy trains from the entire history of trains in the world. A lot of neat international trains. Has some displays for kids. Small museum for the price. I was glad we had passes from our local library. Beautiful building and new displays are in the works.

Thank Shawn P
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

My husband loves trains big and small and we stopped by. Aside from the displays you expect, there was one display (the docent said it had just opened a week earlier) that had a lime green and blue train. This train you could play with using your cell phone. I downloaded the app while my husband checked out other displays,... More 

Thank KMc4528
Seaford, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Extensive collection of toy trains including exhibits from the 19th century. Different sizes and special occasion pieces. Had running displays with buttons to operate the accessories and trains.

Thank Debbie M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Found this by accident but well worth the admission $7 adult $6 senior. Displays showcasing all the different guages and buildings. Trains are beautifully displayed with a short history. The displays are interactive and the kids were having a great time. A little off the beaten path. Able to see Amish farmers harvesting the corn stalks.

Thank spunky617
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We rode the train, excellent ride and great scenery. It was even a hot day and we were very comfortable. Great folks running this also. Excellent for families with small children.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited here on our Pennsylvania day trip with the kids. It was a nice air conditioned detour that is clean and extremely affordable. We spent about 90 minutes here looking at and interacting with the displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I truely wasn't expecting much, but it was actually very nice. It's a huge room with very detailed train scenes. It's really amazing to watch and I can't imagine how much time went into building everything. My kids had fun doing the scavenger hunt. It was a bit of a challenge, but we found everything! There is also a gift... More 

Thank super6traveler
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

For some one who appreciates model toy trains and to see how they have evolved over the years, don't miss this exhibit! May of the exhibits are one of a kind and donated thru the years. They even are making a Lego display of trains! Lots of buttons for the kids to push to help them interact with the displays.... More 

Thank Carol P
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

I visited the museum with my husband whose boyhood bedroom was taken up mostly with an electric toy train set. Clearly those who love toy trains have put much love, care, and time into making this a comprehensive and fun museum. It's a fantastic kid museum (some of us kids older than others!) because it's interactive. You get to press... More 

Thank M H
Poolesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This museum brought back cherished memories from the past. The details and moving parts of the trains and buses, etc. are amazing. Children would love this, but older folks will take a trip down memory lane!

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