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Choo Choo Barn

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Best place for children to see Christmas toy trains

Very exciting place for seeing an excellent presentation of model trains and villages year around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Very cool display

This was a very cool display. The details were so intricate. I thought admission was a bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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“train layout”(22 reviews)
Over 70 years in the making, this gigantic model train layout is still owned and operated by the Groff family. Master modeler, Tom Groff, designs and adds new animations, scale buildings and local scenes each year. See a fire engine race to the...more
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226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
+1 717-687-7911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very exciting place for seeing an excellent presentation of model trains and villages year around BUT I especially enjoyed the Christmas display. Have taken my family a few years in a row and no matter how old the grandsons are they love this place. Remember...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very cool display. The details were so intricate. I thought admission was a bit expensive for how much time you spend here. The season pass is a good deal, if you are local.

Thank tiffster05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an inveterate train lover in all scale and have visited a few of the most famous model layouts, e.g., Madurodam and Gulliver's Gate, but the level of animated detail a Choo Choo Barm blew me away. For example a fire call came and...More

Thank s1jag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an AMAZING attraction for anyone who loves miniatures and trains. The automation is dazzling and so well thought out. You must walk around the display numerous times to grasp the many intricacies of the display. Every pass reveals something that you didn't previously...More

Thank mary k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff. Large layout with many buildings and trains. Moving cars, working equipment, circus, music, military, flag waving, police car with lights flashing, and more. The ligts in the room go off so you can see the display lit up for night. enjoyed this very...More

Thank DarieM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The model train layout is great, the artist has put so much time and effort into this and you can tell. They even have a house that "catches on fire" and a fire truck with fire Fighters that respond from the fire station. However, the...More

Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let me say that we were there when it opened and no one else was there. I can see that with any more than a few other people, the experience would quickly degrade (because the aisles are narrow and you can't easily look around...More

Thank ssgtravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Display s good and very detailed but we were here 6 years ago and not much changed. Also, it got very crowded very fast and because of the space being narrow, you are either stuck at places where you do not want to be stuck...More

Thank Viktoryia G
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here because the National Toy Train Museum was closed. Thought this might kill some time. The display is nice and has a lot of detail. Can visit in about 30 minutes and that is stretching it. This would be great for families with...More

Thank Vickie K
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Was there 5 years ago and nothing changed, it’s way too pricy for what it offers seeing the exact same boring objects. They should refresh and make it exciting for people to want to come back again with the family.More

Thank Avrum W
choochoobarn, Public Relations Manager at Choo Choo Barn, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hello. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. If you were here in 2013, that was a quite a banner year with the addition of the rollback and the gas station. In going back through photos, videos and Facebook posts, it seems...More

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October 22, 2015|
Response from choochoobarn | Property representative |
Hello! The admission is $7.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids (ages 3-11) and under 3 is free! We hope to see you soon!
Nancy W
July 13, 2015|
Response from ChooChooBarn1961 | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, the Choo Choo Barn is definitely appropriate for your group! The tour is self guided so you can stay as long as you'd like. We recommend to allow at least 45 minutes, but you're certainly welcome to stay longer! We... More