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Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg
(4.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
See an array of model trains in action at Choo Choo Barn, home to a variety of tracks running through a recreated model of the local countryside. Head to the facility, housed in a classic Amish-style country barn, and marvel at 150 props and figures, all hand-built, as well as the 22 different trains that zip back and forth around the track. Look closely and you'll recognize many local landmarks in miniature form, including barns, railroad stations, and more. Don't miss watching the videos offered in the museum, which document the process of building the model trains. They will give you a bit more background information on the mechanisms at work. Using our online itinerary creator, Strasburg attractions like Choo Choo Barn can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • What a great train display. They give you a sheet to look for stuff very nice.very nice for children 
  • Very large and nice train layout. Impressive for young and old model train enthusiast. Was surprised when the lights went down and the layout popped under the layout's own lighting. Would love to take...  more »
  • When you enter display area you cannot help but say wow. It is a well thought out display with a lot to see. Hard to believe one family did all of this. The lights periodically go out to create a nigh...  more »
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  • We went here after Day out with Thomas. Such nice people running it. Very friendly and informative. The train display is unbelievable. I can't imagine how much time and effort goes into something like that. It is great for kids and also very enjoyable for adults too.
  • If you love trains, you must see the ones on display here. One of the most impressive displays I've ever seen. So much detail and love for the area was put into this wonder.
  • Amazing model train display. Loved that the setting changed from day to nightime. So much to see and what a work of art!
  • we went there after we did ride thomas..keeping in the train theme. very cool they had buttons so my grandsons could make things move. everything you could think of made and moving
  • My son loved visiting the Choo Choo Barn. Spend time appreciating all of the detail that goes into the scenes and animations throughout the display.