Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Ronks

(4.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Not my cup of tea. There were many trains and exhibits of trains. Also train memorabilia. But most of the trains you could not board and the smell of oil or something mechanical was overwhelming to me...  more »
  • This museum is both well done and user friendly. Riding the train being pulled by a steam engine through Dutch farmland is truly a relaxing experience. If you treasure the old steam engines, you will ...  more »
  • An amazing trip back in time! It's incredible to think a vision resulted in the creation of the railway system and a whole new way of life. A few hours here should be part of your visit to Lancaster!  more »
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  • Took our kids and parents here. They have a great place for the kids to build and play with toy trains. Also have an amazing amount of old trains for all the train aficionados. My father-in-law loves trains and spent many hours here seeing all the trains he loves. Stop in for some fun.
  • My 12 yr old son LOVED this! Museum is well thought out and nice. Gift shop has a nice selection of collectibles but could use some more apparel type items. Price is a bit high, but worth it to see the vast selection of trains!
  • Nice place. The kids loved it! Educational and fun. I went there for the first time this year. I went with my kids and one of my kid's friends. They all loved it. My only problem were those little tinny hand trains for small kids. If you want to have your child ride them, it cost 5 bucks. I was thinking no more than a dollar to ride those tiny things! But I forked out the money because I promised she could. They are really only made for tots 5 years and under.
  • Wonderful museum with nice exhibits and steam train ride. Even has boxcars and a train you can walk around in. Expect about three hours for entire visit.
  • A great family outing. This is a really nice museum. It is even open on Sundays. It has a nice kids play center with toy trains.