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Choo Choo Barn

226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
+1 717-687-7911
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Really neat

When I walked in I thought the place was amazing...I said to my husband..."my gosh this place is... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2014
Melimess
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Bellmore, New York
Simply incredible

We were four adults and a 4 year old and there is no doubt the adults enjoyed this as much or more... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2014
BearTraveler69
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Bear, Delaware
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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 rescue to put out the fire at a burning house – with real water! Watch in awe as night falls over Traintown, USA. You’ll recognize local landmarks like Dutch Wonderland and the Strasburg Railroad – in detailed miniature! This is much more than a train display – it is an amazing, hand-built work of art.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

When I walked in I thought the place was amazing...I said to my husband..."my gosh this place is huge"....then I got to the other side and realized it was mirrors!!! It was fun to see. A little pricy (you get to walk around as many...More

Thank Melimess
Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were four adults and a 4 year old and there is no doubt the adults enjoyed this as much or more than the young person. The amount of activity is so extensive it would take several visits to catch everything, from the baseball game...More

Thank BearTraveler69
Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'm more of a shopper but I got a Groupon for the Choo Choo Barn so we went while on vacation this week. Didn't think I'd really like it but I thought the kids would. Well, ends up that this place is totally cool and...More

Thank ShipU2002
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Along with riding on the Strasburg Rail Road train, this is the other must do attraction in Strasburg especially if you have a little one. Discounted tickets can be purchased over at the Rail Road for $6.50/adult and $4.00/child (3-11 yrs.). You can be readmitted...More

Thank NeoWasHere
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great place if you have a train lover with you. It's amazing to see the miniature land that has been created. Amazing amounts of time has been put into this layout. As a fellow model railroader I can really appreciate what has gone into the...More

Thank EdmoJoe1
Reviewed July 25, 2014

My friend Grant, my father and I went to visit the Choo Choo Barn on our 4th day in the PA Dutch Country!!! We saw this extremely awesome layout with a whole bunch of operating accessories. There was even a very close detailed model of...More

Thank Erich D
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been going there for a number of years. So many things on display you really need to walk around at least twice to see everything. Summer time it gets busy and it is hard to walk around and enjoy, so better to go...More

Thank Ken N
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place was amazing. Our kids (2 and 4) took 4 laps around the display and wanted even more! So many small details and fun things to see. A must for children and train lovers!

Thank cjjasko
Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and 2 sons attempted to go to choo choo barn but never made it in the entrance of the exhibit. It was a hot summer's day and I had my 2 year olds sippy cup with a closed lid with water in it....More

4  Thank Heidi130
Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have been here several times but not on this stop. It is a must see for anyone coming for the first time. One of the greatest mina ture displays we have ever seen; well, at least in the US.

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Checur
October 22, 2015|
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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!
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Nancy W
July 13, 2015|
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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
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