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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
  • While waiting for lunch nearby, decided to take our 2 granddaughters, ages 4 & 8, to kill some time. We knew nothing about this place before we saw it. I was surprised that there was an entrance fee f...  more »
  • The Choo Choo Barn is a really unique model train layout. I've seen many model train layouts but what really sets this apart is the automation and details. First of all, many of the model displays are...  more »
  • This labor of love, begun in a basement 50 years ago, made an impression on both my 4 year old grandson AND my 91 year old father-in-law. Wonderful detail, a myriad of different trains harken back to ...  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.