Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Ronks

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Get an up-close look at more than 100 locomotives and train cars at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Preserving the memory of the great American railroads, the museum offers freight-train rides where you get to be the conductor. Watch a train restoration on a closed-circuit screen. Special exhibits and events take place throughout the year, so check the calendar online. Though the museum is in a rural area, it is easy to reach with a short taxi ride from the Lancaster train station or by Interstate 95. Use our Ronks trip generator to arrange your visit to Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and other attractions in Ronks.
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The tiny town of Ronks has limited lodgings, but the county of Lancaster offers more options. Consider a stay at a working farm located near Ronks, or a country inn. For a longer stay in the countryside, campgrounds and vacation rentals are a good way to get to know the land better.
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  • Stopped here and was greatly impressed. For only $10 a person you get to see up front and close restored steam electric and diesel engines and railroad cars from past decades. Friendly and knowledgeab...  more »
  • There are rail cars and locomotives from the 19th and 20th centuries. Also see the scale model railroad which covers a lot of Pennsylvania towns and landscapes. Worth the trip.  more »
  • Beautifully designed train museum to see wide array of different kinds of trains used throughout history.  more »
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  • Always a great place to visit. The kids have had a great time seeing the trains and getting to get on some. It would be better if there were more that they could get on. The model train room is lots of fun.
  • A wonderful walk back in time to see history preserved up close. Very nice facilities and beautifully restored treasures of yesteryear. It was a lot of fun and will need to be visited again.
  • Huge and beautiful with many well-maintained engines including some famous ones like the GG-1. You can climb inside quite a few engines and cars. IMHO the best train museum on the East Coast (except maybe the B+O museum).
  • This is a must-see for any rail enthusiast. A great collection of nicely restored steam, electric and diesel engines, as well as many passenger and freight cars. Great hands exhibits for kids as well. Right across the street from the the Strasburg Railroad, where you can take a 45-minute ride on a steam-pulled train (included with admission to the museum). Lots of other things to see and do nearby.
  • We had a good time, wish you could get inside more trains. Wanted to recreate a picture I took of my daughter several years back, but that train was locked, very few were open as a matter of fact.