Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg

#3 of 9 in Things to do in Strasburg
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
See an array of model trains in action at Choo Choo Barn, home to a variety of tracks running through a recreated model of the local countryside. Head to the facility, housed in a classic Amish-style country barn, and marvel at 150 props and figures, all hand-built, as well as the 22 different trains that zip back and forth around the track. Look closely and you'll recognize many local landmarks in miniature form, including barns, railroad stations, and more. Don't miss watching the videos offered in the museum, which document the process of building the model trains. They will give you a bit more background information on the mechanisms at work. Put Choo Choo Barn into our Strasburg travel route planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Strasburg.
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  • This place is just fun and fascinating. We had our 7yo grand daughter with us and she was just amazed at how intricate and complex the whole layout is. They provided her with a "scavenger hunt" list.....  more »
  • We stopped in on a rainy weekday in the off season and had the place to ourselves. I'd been by a jillion times but finally decided to visit now that my little boys are old enough to appreciate it...  more »
  • This place is amazing! It features an O-scale layout that has over 20 trains running. But once I got to looking at the layout, I hardly noticed the trains. The things that caught my eye were all the animated figures and the incredible amount of detail in the layout. I and the girlfriend went around the display twice to see as much as we could see. There are so many cool scenes done with automation in this layout. My favorite is the fire engine going to the burning house and putting out the fire. Real water is used in this feature! The second one is the Amish crew building a barn. This is one of those places that makes grown men say, "Wow!" If you like train layouts, you got to see this. You won't be disappointed.
  • Very nice train display, so many little details too. I was impressed and mesmerized by all the trains and scenes! So creative and innovative! The whole atmosphere brought me back to my childhood dreams. My kids and my husband enjoyed it too. Definitely recommend it to everyone.

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