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National Toy Train Museum

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Address: 300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA 17572
Phone Number: 717 687-8976
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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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We loved the train ride and we had first class tickets and you could purchase food, wine, beer or soda. This was the best part of our trip. The adults down to a 7 year old. Make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
pamoz
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williamsburg
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williamsburg
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73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the train ride and we had first class tickets and you could purchase food, wine, beer or soda. This was the best part of our trip. The adults down to a 7 year old. Make sure you plan for 2 to 3 hours. They only have 1 cafe and at lunch it is crowed. We had to leave... More 

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Thank pamoz
Strasburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The National Toy Train Museum contains a very nice collection of early model trains in static exhibits. You will find the trains of your childhood. In addition there are several train layouts with working trains that can be operated by the viewer along with background exhibits like houses, roads, fire stations, ski lifts, etc. This museum is a very nice... More 

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Thank Thomas F
Gainesville, Georgia
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239 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome collection of toy trains dating back many years. This is something the entire family will enjoy. We come here often and have brought the grand kids who loved it. The price is right and it doesn't take all day to do. Close by to the Strasburg Rail Road. Stop in and enjoy.

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Thank Jeff S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our excited lil 3 year our opened their doors. We were in and out in an hour, though. Not very much hands on, which is understandable for their purposes. We enjoy model railroading more than toy collecting. Prices are fair, they have bills to pay too. Visit the Red Caboose Motel complex next door! Neat place.

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Thank Lynsay A
Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are plenty of train attractions in Strasburg and surrounding areas; this little gem is easily missed. There are 4 or so different operating layouts with buttons the children can push to turn things on and off. There are also lots of vintage trains on display and many other things to see. It's not a huge place but big enough... More 

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Thank Sandra S
Racine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I had no idea a gem like this was in the area. Very nice displays, showing several different gauges. Loved that the trains would run at the touch of a button. My 5 yr old son had a blast for over an hour. The displays on the walls of the different trains were amazing. As a former owner of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

My boys (4 & 2) love coming here. They love the moving trains in the different operating layouts; seeing a train disappear into a tunnel and come out around the bend. They also love pressing the buttons and trying to spot what train or what accessory they have just brought to life. Honestly, though, they usually end up spending just... More 

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Thank Tim S
Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This was a great place to take the kids. It has toy trains for all ages, with an amazing number of trains of all vintages on display, and interactive displays and videos to watch. Also has a wonderful toy train library. Never realized how many kinds of trains there are! Anybody looking for an hour or so for some good... More 

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Thank jim645
Middletown, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Great collection of model trains. You can press buttons to operate the trains on the layouts. Fantastic displays.

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Bellmore, NY
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84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This museum is the national headquarters of the Train Collectors Association. It houses one of the largest collections of toy trains in the world as well as a library devoted exclusively to toy train paper and books. There are several operating layouts with many buttons for children of all ages to push. If you are in the area, this should... More 

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