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. Put Choo Choo Barn into our Strasburg travel route planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Strasburg.
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  • Adult admission was $7.50 to see a room full of model trains (my kid was free.) However, my kid enjoyed their time seeing the trains so I guess that's all that matters. Has gift shop. Despite my kid e...  more »
  • Awesome track layout with plenty of small details to look for on your walk around. Young and old will love the visit. My son and I love everything about trains and this was a great find. We spent arou...  more »
  • This is so beautiful, that we spent a whole hour simply examining the tiny little details. It is an amazing place for kids of all ages and adults  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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