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Choo Choo Barn

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Way better than we thought

First let me say that we were there when it opened and no one else was there. I can see that with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
My son loves this place

We loved this place so much every time we are in Lancaster my son asks to go. We also love seeing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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  • Average9%
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  • Terrible1%
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“train display”(29 reviews)
“all ages”(38 reviews)
“train layout”(22 reviews)
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...more
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226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
+1 717-687-7911
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First let me say that we were there when it opened and no one else was there. I can see that with any more than a few other people, the experience would quickly degrade (because the aisles are narrow and you can't easily look around...More

Thank ssgtravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Display s good and very detailed but we were here 6 years ago and not much changed. Also, it got very crowded very fast and because of the space being narrow, you are either stuck at places where you do not want to be stuck...More

Thank Viktoryia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here because the National Toy Train Museum was closed. Thought this might kill some time. The display is nice and has a lot of detail. Can visit in about 30 minutes and that is stretching it. This would be great for families with...More

Thank Vickie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there 5 years ago and nothing changed, it’s way too pricy for what it offers seeing the exact same boring objects. They should refresh and make it exciting for people to want to come back again with the family.More

Thank Avrum W
choochoobarn, Public Relations Manager at Choo Choo Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. If you were here in 2013, that was a quite a banner year with the addition of the rollback and the gas station. In going back through photos, videos and Facebook posts, it seems...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place so much every time we are in Lancaster my son asks to go. We also love seeing the updates on the facebook page!!!

Thank ChristineC1411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a fun way to spend 15-20 minutes on a rainy day. Despite what other reviews say, I think it would be impossible to spend more than an hour here. I think it's overpriced for what you get. $8.50 per adult and $5 per child...More

Thank b80potter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the very best places to visit while in Lancaster, PA. You will not be disappointed. Take lots of time and enjoy this display. You will be very surprised.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We liked this place very much. It is small, but there are so many things to see that one can spend hours here.

Thank We_love_nature
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am 61 years old and in my teen years- early twenties I used to build HO train layouts so my appreciation for this elaborate display is elevated. This is one of the best train layouts I have ever seen, not for the trains, which...More

Thank Daydream732596
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

My bribe “ to be good” to my 5 year old grandson was he could go to the choo choo barn. So after two days we went. We walked around the displays a few times and i noticed a few new things since our oct...More

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23 October 2015|
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!
Nancy W
14 July 2015|
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