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“Staff loves Railoads!!!”
Review of Toy Train Depot

Toy Train Depot
Ranked #9 of 18 things to do in Alamogordo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
San Carlos, CA
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Staff loves Railoads!!!”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

The volunteers are knowledgable and enthusiastic about all things rail and try to impart that enthusiam to you. Have an amazing collection of toy trains and working layouts. We got some great items in the small giftshop area. They run a train ride that the children seemed to enjoy in a beautiful park. They have picnic tables there too. If you live in the area, they would love to put you to work. Volunteer!

Visited November 2012
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Irvine, California
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Fun for train fans”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Of course, the children will enjoy the train ride through the adjacent park (we seniors enjoyed it too--especially seeing our friends trying to get into and out of the child-sized train cars!). But adult train fans will also enjoy seeing the extensive operating model railroad layouts and displays of classic "tinplate" toy trains.

Visited October 2012
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Richardson, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“For Train Buffs and the under age 10 set”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I would normally rate this just average; but where nowadays can you still get about a 10 minute open air miniature train ride for just $4.00? There is also a museum on the property which you can view for an additional $2.00. So take a break from the highway, grab you a snack or drink from the vending machine, use the facilities, and relax and let someone else do the driving (albeit only on the approximate 2 mile circular track around their property).

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fun”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

A quirky, fun, little museum. The two volunteers running the model trains and giving the tour were great fun with lots of stories. There are many displays of model trains and other train related memorabilia including several large, complex model train layouts. This is a haven for model train buffs, the kids will love it too. A small miniature railroad runs around the park and will also entertain the kids. It’s certainly worth and hour or two or your time when visiting Alamagardo. Recommended.

Visited June 2012
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“little boring but it wasn't for me!”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

I think the toy train depot is very good for my 2 yr old. She loved going through the park and seeing the ppl and even watching the cars drive by. Although it only takes like 10 minutes its worth the few dollars to entertain her and watch her get excited about riding a train.
Negative: It isn't always available and running even though they are open i believe 5 days a wk

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