McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Scottsdale

4.8
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park brings American train history to life. The oldest exhibit in the attraction is the Paradise & Pacific Railroad, a miniature train and railroad you can ride that operates along a 1,158 m (3,800 ft) track. The route features a tunnel, turntable, and trestles. See railroad artifacts, an antique locomotive, and a train car. Admire the three Navajo hogans, or traditional houses, that pay tribute to the land's history. If you're traveling with children, they'll enjoy the themed playground and 1950 carousel. Add McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park to your Scottsdale travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Scottsdale trip site .
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  • The tiny railroad one can ride around with, the beautiful carousel, old railroad cars and a terrific model railroad plus so much more is worth visiting again and again  more »
  • We went to visit the train museum on Monday January 29th, the hours of operation said they were open until 5pm, we got there at 4:15 and everything was closed... my husband who loves trains was very d...  more »
  • The park is a great place to relax. It is also a wonderful place for children's parties. We have had several there. The railroad ride through the park is great fun. Check their calendar for special ev...  more »
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  • Great place to spend as much or as little time as you like with the kids. Our baby is only 6 months and lives in 2.5hr increments due to naps and we were able to enjoy a ride on the train and look around and feed her lunch outside in about 2 hrs. Lots of fun for older kids but even she enjoyed looking around at all the cool items. Tired her right out!
  • What a fun park! It will be even more fun once our granddaughter is big enough to really enjoy it. So many fun activities: it has playground equipment, like many parks, but it takes playground equipment to the next level with all kinds of extras like climbing walls and zip lines. But this park doesn't stop at the playground. My granddaughter got to experience her first carousel, a miniature petting zoo with goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and an alpaca, several versions of bounce-houses, and even a small train that circles the park. So much fun for the little ones and big ones alike!
  • I've been taking my son to the Train park since it first opened I remember when they first put the 10,000 square foot building in and were beginning to build the model train panoramas. They have various scale model displays of Phoenix and Tempe and Scottsdale locations during various eras. A number of the trains are guest Interactive, and they have small push button hands on the surrounding glass that children can go up and touch the heat sensor switches causes one of the trains to run its course. All of the panorama's are very detailed. If it's bigger trains that you're into there are number of full size trains or train cars throughout the park including 1 that I believe one of our presidential candidates campaigned around the country on.
  • This is a great place to take the whole family. Train rides are exciting for the kids and adults. Playground is heavily used by our toddler. They have great events and concert series part of the year. Birthdays or events can be scheduled for many Ramadas and have coaches for indoor air conditioned events. Been here many times, always have a great time
  • Coming from the east coast, I would say this park is unlike anything at home. With no charge for general admission, it serves as a beautiful local park for families, that also has a fun educational element inherent in the many accessible displays. The few items that require an admission are quite inexpensive and well worth the money. And the model railroad display is a thing of fantasy, and inconceivable that it is free of charge. The town has really stepped up by offering this gem of a park, which doubles as a museum and an homage to the history and efforts of the people of Arizona. I'm glad to see that even on a weekday afternoon, it was well-attended by families, school class field trips, and many other visitors.
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