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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  • August 8, 2017
    My husband and I really enjoy visiting the Choo Choo Barn and Tom!! If you like trains, miniature things with impeccable detail, or simply have an appreciation for hand crafted engineering then you MU...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It was a very impressive layout but not enough to keep little ones interested for long! My son especially liked the construction sites and Dutch Wonderland sections of the train exhibit.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    If you like model train layouts, this one is for you. Fun for the whole family. This was my second visit to the Choo Choo Barn (previous visit 2004) and as then, I was very impressed with the layout. ...  more »
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  • June 5, 2017
    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.
  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • June 10, 2017
    It's an amazing place. The kids and adults loved it. All the miniature things moving and working on time with each other.
  • June 30, 2017
    Just as fun seeing it as when I was a kid. This time I brought my own kids. Great model display.
  • June 14, 2017
    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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