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Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg

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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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  • If you or your children love trains or model trains, this is a must stop. Our two year old daughter absolutely loved this visit. She carried around her little stool provided by the staff and excitedly...  more »
  • This place is incredible. So much detail, it'll take you about half an hour at least to enjoy the whole thing. It's a massive toy train set.  more »
  • Right down the road from the Strasburg Rail Road is this hidden gem. My family enjoyed it. So much time, love and patience has been put into the displays and set up here. Worth the price. I recommend ...  more »
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  • Enormous train display with small unnoticed mechanical details hidden throughout the display. There are also interactive buttons around the display that you can push that enable other functions in the display like making a dog jump or start a tram. My son loved it. There is also a train hobby store next to it so if your interested in starting a collection its there.
  • Fun for all ages. The craftsmanship that went into this is completely brilliant. So much to see. I find something I hadn't seen before every time I go.
  • It's an amazing place. The kids and adults loved it. All the miniature things moving and working on time with each other.
  • Just as fun seeing it as when I was a kid. This time I brought my own kids. Great model display.
  • Doesn't matter how many times I see it I always fine something new. If you're doing the other attractions in Strasburg I have to stop here. Simply amazing and meticulously maintained.

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Many of the town's lodgings are historical inns, some over 100 years old. The inns' thematic decor celebrates small-town life and country comfort. Many of these inns are near the city's main street, so a number of attractions are within walking distance.
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