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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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Amazing display

First off the display is amazing. If you are a human being...you need to pay attention to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Sooooo fun !!!!

Amazing display! They have a little game you can play while walking around the display, where you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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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...more
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226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
+1 717-687-7911
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First off the display is amazing. If you are a human being...you need to pay attention to the intricacy of each piece cause there’s TENS OF THOUSANDS if not more. Amazing to view. Only reason this is not a 5 is the price. It’s a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing display! They have a little game you can play while walking around the display, where you need to find certain details, scenes and characters. I went there with my boyfriend. We are both 37 years old and we loved it. Thanks!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SophieDeschamps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lack of anything else to do. What a great surprise! Kids love this attraction! Adults are awestruck. The detail. The imagination. The coordination are all mind blowing. Looking for additional items for your own set? Go and shop! Very inexpensive, informative and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charles P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't planned on going here but stumbled on this little gem and glad we did. This toy train display is a true labor of love and both my hubby and 2 1/2 year old grandson were awed. Grandson found Thomas but was looking for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the display itself is quite impressive and detailed, there are definitely some issues with this attraction overall. First of all, the entire display is all in one big room with a very tight single file walkway around the display. It's difficult to see and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VacanzaItaliana2011
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very exciting place for seeing an excellent presentation of model trains and villages year around BUT I especially enjoyed the Christmas display. Have taken my family a few years in a row and no matter how old the grandsons are they love this place. Remember...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank J5519IVkaren
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This was a very cool display. The details were so intricate. I thought admission was a bit expensive for how much time you spend here. The season pass is a good deal, if you are local.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tiffster05
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I am an inveterate train lover in all scale and have visited a few of the most famous model layouts, e.g., Madurodam and Gulliver's Gate, but the level of animated detail a Choo Choo Barm blew me away. For example a fire call came and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank s1jag
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is an AMAZING attraction for anyone who loves miniatures and trains. The automation is dazzling and so well thought out. You must walk around the display numerous times to grasp the many intricacies of the display. Every pass reveals something that you didn't previously...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mary k
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Friendly staff. Large layout with many buildings and trains. Moving cars, working equipment, circus, music, military, flag waving, police car with lights flashing, and more. The ligts in the room go off so you can see the display lit up for night. enjoyed this very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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