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Choo Choo Barn

226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
+1 717-687-7911
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fun at any age

took out of town family to this. even though they were all adults, they liked it so much they went... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
let r
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great experience

We took a family trip to Strasburg for our young son to experience all things trains, and part of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
olini2018
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Over 70 years in the making, this gigantic model train layout is still owned and operated by the Groff family. Master modeler, Tom Groff, designs and adds new animations, scale buildings and local scenes each year. See a fire engine race to the rescue to put out the fire at a burning house – with real water! Watch in awe as night falls over Traintown, USA. You’ll recognize local landmarks like Dutch Wonderland and the Strasburg Railroad – in detailed miniature! This is much more than a train display – it is an amazing, hand-built work of art.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train display” (29 reviews)
“all ages” (38 reviews)
“train layout” (22 reviews)
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226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
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+1 717-687-7911
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"all ages"
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"train layout"
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"attention to detail"
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"fire truck"
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"trains running"
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"large display"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"fire department"
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"train lovers"
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"small details"
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"take your time"
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"amusement park"
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"gift shop"
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"kids and adults"
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"dutch wonderland"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

took out of town family to this. even though they were all adults, they liked it so much they went through twice. kept finding things they didn't see the first time around. talked about it for days.

Thank let r
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a family trip to Strasburg for our young son to experience all things trains, and part of that trip included a visit to the Choo Choo Barn. Our son was enthralled by the fire scene (we watched the fire department put out the...More

Thank olini2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this trip, especially getting to see my daughter absorb the different scenes and special effects. Definitely worth the cost of admission. If you think you'll be bored, grab the "were you paying attention" sheet on the way in - it's sort of a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were traveling from across the country and looked this place up because hubby loves his trains. We brought the kids and grandkids with us. There was so much to see and they even had a scavenger hunt. Every time you looked you saw something, you...More

Thank Suzie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is truly a work of art. They have 1700 square feet of trains and 150 animated figures and vehicles. We watched a fire scene with real squirting water, an Amish Bar Raising and a three ring circus with a side show and amusement...More

1  Thank MILA611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us paid to get in this place and its not cheap. Just one room sort of. Although 3 of us were bored, my 8 year old loved it. But after 20 minutes, he was ready to leave. It was just ok, but I...More

Thank ronnysgirl
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

When you walk past the curtain, your kind tells you that the place is all models but it’s Motion and accuracy make the whole thing worth wild. I took no pictures because the first person perspective gives you the desire to never leave and find...More

Thank Eric M
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

If in Lancaster, you've got to visit this little jewel. Such intricate detail. A pleasure for the whole family.

1  Thank Sonya P
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

I recently took my 2 and 6 year old here thinking it was kid friendly. This is basically a large room with one large display with a 3 foot space around the outside of the room for you to walk around to view the different...More

1  Thank Lauren G
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

A fun place to wander and notice all the details. They offer a 'scavenger' hunt to keep you on your toes and involved. The train set up is very cute. Fun way to spend the morning.

Thank JanM16
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Checur
23 October 2015|
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Response from choochoobarn | Property representative |
Hello! The admission is $7.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids (ages 3-11) and under 3 is free! We hope to see you soon!
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Nancy W
14 July 2015|
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Response from ChooChooBarn1961 | Property representative |
Hi! Yes, the Choo Choo Barn is definitely appropriate for your group! The tour is self guided so you can stay as long as you'd like. We recommend to allow at least 45 minutes, but you're certainly welcome to stay longer! We... More
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