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Travel Town, Los Angeles

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#4 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Los Angeles
Learn about trains and their historical development in an engaging way at Travel Town. Located within a park, the exhibit displays old steam engines and train cars, which you can go inside and look around. A kids' area lets little ones get imaginative with their own toy trains or those on site. Finish your visit with a train tour around the complex, and don't miss the gift shop. Travel Town is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Los Angeles Edition.
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  • We were looking for something quick to do on our last day in LA, on the way to the airport. Since this was free, it fit the bill. This train yard has quite a few old trains, both engines and cars. You...  more »
  • I visited this museum last month. Liked the railway history depicted here. I also loved the greenery this place have. I will recommend it to everyone for an outing.  more »
  • I wanted to visit a granddaughter who likes Thomas train. It was a precious time for me to see firsthand the trains that I had or had seen.
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  • Travel Town is a super (and free!) attraction for train enthusiasts, both young and old. It is a compact attraction with room for kids to explore. We visited on a Sunday morning and it was not crowded and there was plenty of parking, too. The kids loved exploring the various trains including many of the hands-on attractions. We also enjoyed a train ride around the park, which came with a reasonable cost. There is a picnic area that has some vending machines. There is a cute museum shop that sells train-themed items, at prices comparable to similar retail outlets.
  • Perfect place for kids to enjoy (adults as well). Mt kids enjoyed exploring all the trains and locomotives and not to mention the train ride they loved it. On the day of my visit there were a few families having birthday parties I guess it's a great place for a train theme party.
  • Fun afternoon trip with some interesting locomotives. Has a Fred Harvey display, a nice surprise, a unique treat. Not real big but worth the stop. Free entry, only cost is to ride the mini train- fun for kids or the kids at heart. Train goes around the yard twice, otherwise it’s a pretty easy walk. There were several families with young kids that seemed to be enjoying themselves.
  • We visited Travel Town in the afternoon (we'd spent the morning and lunch at the LA Zoo just down the road) with our 2 young kids (age 6 and 3) as part of our week-long spring break vacation in the LA area. We thoroughly enjoyed this free zoo! I think we stayed a couple of hours. We enjoyed the train ride around the perimeter of the park. There were train cars and engines we could climb in and others just to view from the ground. This was an easy in and out, 2-3 hour activity that we enjoyed almost as much as our kids. Highly recommend for younger kids and families.
  • Was my favorite place as a child & still one of my favorite places as an adult. Although the rest of Los Angeles is a mecca for the criminals & the homeless, TravelTown retains its unique character and charm as one one America's few places to actually climb into a real locomotive. That's right , at Travel Town one can actually feel what it is like to be in the cab of an historic Iron Horse. Get here soon B4 GOD decides to send this city to the ash heap of history like he did to Sodom & Gomorrah!
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