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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  • While in Lancaster, we dropped by to please my RR loving husband. The museum did not disappoint. So much info, friendly volunteers and something for all ages. We wish to return and ride the train! 
  • I definitely didn't allow enough time to fully enjoy all there is to see in the country's largest indoor train museum. I could have easily spent most of the day there, however not everyone in our grou...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I enjoyed walking around and checking out the trains. It was especially neat when they opened a few cars to walk around in. My highlight was sorting the mail like someone would have o...  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.