San Diego Model Railroad Museum, San Diego

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One of the largest venues of its kind in the world, San Diego Model Railroad Museum features a number of scale model railorads and layouts. The four clubs that created and maintain these exhibits are the San Diego Model Railroad Association, La Mesa Model Railroad Club, San Diego Society of N-Scale, and San Diego 3-Railers. Children adore the hands-on "Lionel type" layouts at the museum's toy train gallery. Since opening in 1982, almost 3 million visitors have spent time learning and playing at this interactive and informative museum. San Diego Model Railroad Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • A work-in-progress (aren't all layouts?) - this is a must for train fans of all ages. They display several gauge trains - O, HO and more - professionally done and absolutely wonderful to see. This.....  more
    A work-in-progress (aren't all layouts?) - this is a must for train fans of all ages. They display several gauge trains - O, HO and more - professionally done and absolutely wonderful to see. This.....  more »
  • There are many great displays to view throughout this facility. Try to come early as it does get crowded later on in the day. 
    There are many great displays to view throughout this facility. Try to come early as it does get crowded later on in the day.  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing experience for my family, especially the kids. The environments are stunningly detailed and the passion of the members really shine through. Everyone was eager to point out hidden treasures and answer any question.
  • Loved it! The displays are so intricate you can feel the passion these people have for their hobby. Need 1-2 hours to see it all

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