Old Town Model Railroad Depot, San Diego

#8 of 42 in Museums in San Diego
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Located in historic Old Town San Diego, the Old Town Model Railroad Depot provides visitors with a nostalgic trip back to the late 1950's America, The 2500 square foot O-Scale layouts is one of the largest in the country and includes special effects including baseball game fireworks and a thunderstorm. Steam and diesel engines power through the country and the nighttime city scenes all day long! Come by and join in the fun!
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  • I used to visit this museum with my grandma when I was a child, over 30 years ago. I recently visited, and because it was close to closing it was only $2 to visit, which is a fair price for this...  more »
  • My husband is into model railroads, but I like anything miniature. So this was interesting for both of us. It is amazing how big these displays are! THere is also a Toy Train room that is more fun.....  more »
  • My wife and I came into the Old Towne Model Railroad Depot today and it was truly a wonderful experience! The sets and the trains were fantastic. We Love Trains and it’s a fun place to visit when you are in the area. Thank you again for sharing to the friendly and amazing staff there! :)
  • Wow wow wow. The most meticulously detailed train set I’ve ever seen. The way it’s separated into a day and a night section is amazing. I could spend hours here because it’s that relaxing and adorable. They even have a train set drive-in playing a movie! Too much. Also, the gentleman working there was super sweet. No cost. But donations accepted. We bought a train print for $8.00. What a deal.

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