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Roads and Rails Museum

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Address: 200 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5321
Phone Number: +1 301-624-5526
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great for boys and girls, our daughter loves it and we have been to birthday parties there and the kids love it! Scavenger hunts for older kids and grandparents have as much fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for boys and girls, our daughter loves it and we have been to birthday parties there and the kids love it! Scavenger hunts for older kids and grandparents have as much fun as the little kids!

Thank TG21774
Edgewood, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a Model train lovers Paradise of all ages. the only way to describe this incredible place. a must see

Thank matthew b
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit. Great layout! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Scavenger hunt is a fun activity for the little ones and not so little ones. You'll appreciate the years of work and detail even if you're not into trains. This is a stop well worth your time that is within easy walking distance of Shad Row restaurants and stores.

Thank JTippett
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A large and interesting train layout. The children especially enjoyed the action parts and push buttons. Adults looking for A lot of vintage Lionel or scale model railroading will be disappointed. But it is a very large fun layout. With the emphasis on fun.

Thank joh-pen
Myersville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roads and Rails has been one of my son's favorite Frederick destinations for several years. The model train exhibits are tweaked and modified regularly so just because you have been here once doesn't mean you'll see the same things on your next visit. We especially love the Santa Claus hunt when it gets closer to the Christmas holiday season. Searching... More 

Thank John H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took our 3 year old train crazy grandson there. He loved it! As did my train crazy huaband! Large layout with so many scenes. buttons for the little ones to push to activate different parts of the scenes. Many Lego scenes too.

Thank Karen C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The two guys who greeted us were congenial and well versed n model trains. My husband went through the exhibit while I visited with the staff and did some shopping. They have some toy trains, shirts, caps, jigsaw puzzles, and fun things for kids available. Many parents and grandparents were bringing in their 4-8 year old offspring, and the kids... More 

Thank KyBoop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I loved this museum (and I have the attention span of a goldfish). The display is huge and the attention to detail impressive. At the entrance, you can pick up a "scavenger hunt" sheet geared for children, adults, or "experts". The layout has a sneaky sense of humor in the details, which entertains the adults, while the children get to... More 

Thank Margaret R
New Holland, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop into for an hour. It's not the largest or most detailed place I've ever seen, however, it's a fun place filled with pop-culture references and a pretty solid display overall.

Thank Nick d
Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This was a fun time. Lots to see, Plan enough time. Went twice at Christmas time but good anytime. More than just model railroad. Significant efforts in towns, scenery and landscapes really adds to it.

Thank Kim S

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