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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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Great place for children and adults alike

Great place to see trains and their accessories. You can stay as long as you like. The buttons... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rockdok
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West Virginia
Amazing creativity on display

I can't say enough wonderful things about the Choo Choo Barn miniature displays. The creativity in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
YupWeAteThere
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North Scituate, Rhode Island
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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.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train display” (29 reviews)
“train layout” (23 reviews)
“all ages” (38 reviews)
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LOCATION
226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
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+1 717-687-7911
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to see trains and their accessories. You can stay as long as you like. The buttons along the side activate the trains and some accessories. This place is a little different from similar layouts, in that even the scenery and accessories are detailed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough wonderful things about the Choo Choo Barn miniature displays. The creativity in all the little scenarios is amazing. I won't ruin any surprises but every detail is accounted for, just look for them. A couple of bucks to get it and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a stop on a senior citizens trip. I love model train village displays and this one did not disappoint!

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing model railway with lots of animation. Huge in scope and highly interesting to all ages.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We have visited the Choo Choo Barn several times and each time are in awe of the intricate train layout. Every time we notice new components. Definitely a must see during a train day in Strasburg.

Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

My husband and I decided to go to the Choo Choo Barn recently when we were in the Lancaster area. We had a great time. We had never been here before and we were so happily surprised at the huge size of the the railroad...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Took our granddaughter to the Choo Choo Barn on a trip to Strasburg. Had taken our kids their years ago and now get to do it again with the grandchildren. The attention to detail and all the things to see had my granddaughters attention the...More

Thank blues4545
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The staff is very friendly and always ready to answer questions. They let you take your time traveling around the layout. There are spots to stop and push buttons to operate some of the animation. Great place to visit with the entire family.

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a fun place for an hour or two. My son (8) loves it. There is a massive train layout, complete with "hidden" items to find. The track layout is extensive, and there is always something new to discover. The staff is very friendly...More

Thank Terry E
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This model (numerous HO models) train display building is open all year and is located across from the popular Strasburg Rail Road. If you love train displays and have toddler or young grandkids - this is a must see - especially at Christmas. They keep...More

Thank Pat D
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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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