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brought the great grand kids this past weekend. they had a blast. beautifully put together G scale layout. very enthusiastic owner and a pleasure to talk to....neat artifacts on the walls. changes cars and engines on the layout for the holidays a fun place to...More
A good size model railroad fills most of the single room in this small museum. An ecclectic display of items from the owner's personal collection fills the surrounding walls. Take a few minutes to talk with the very friendly and informative owner.
The "museum" is not devoted to trains. The Historical significance of the display has to do with local history and is limited to a wall section of the museum.
The display is a large "Christmas Tree" layout. The trains simply travel around the display without...More
This little train museums is tucked away in beautiful Sparta and is the perfect place to bring a child who appreciates trains. The owner is enthusiastic and loves to talk about the trains displays that he assembled and is so proud of. The displays were...More
Interesting set up for some children who would love trains. The owner can be irritating as he chirps at the kids but that is mild. Has a wavy railing he does not want you to touch or lean on. I would suggest he secures it...More
Of the model train museums which we've been to (Northlandz, Choo Choo Barn, Medina, America on Wheels, Riverhead, and many model train shows), Mt. Friar is small by comparison, but looks better made. The buildings and mountain look sturdy, and well built. There's a lot...More
The trains and landscape display are very impressive. Attention to detail and handmade structures are an amazing sight. It was so much fun to see the various elements come to life. Just as impressive is the interest the owner takes in each visitor - engaging...More
This museum is great for children and adults. We met the creator while visiting and he is knowledgeable, a great story teller, and a wonderful host. The exhibit changes for each season and holiday. There is plenty of parking.