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Choo Choo Barn

Closed Now: 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 November 6, 2018
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 November 6, 2018
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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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
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank s1jag
Reviewed October 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mary k
Reviewed October 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DarieM
Reviewed October 17, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ashley E
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ssgtravel
Reviewed October 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vikt0ryiag
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 87vickiek
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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