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Choo Choo Barn

226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
+1 717-687-7911
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Almost overlooked this cool place

Visited the Choo Choo Barn on Veterans Day, got free admission as a vet! Awesome train layout... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kenneth B
via mobile
Great time for kids and adults!

The Groff family has done a great job in highlighting one of America's great hobbies - model... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Art W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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 rescue to put out the fire at a burning house – with real water! Watch in awe as night falls over Traintown, USA. You’ll recognize local landmarks like Dutch Wonderland and the Strasburg Railroad – in detailed miniature! This is much more than a train display – it is an amazing, hand-built work of art.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (37 reviews)
“train layout” (22 reviews)
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226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
+1 717-687-7911
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the Choo Choo Barn on Veterans Day, got free admission as a vet! Awesome train layout, with tons of tiny details, and even a simulated night fall!

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Groff family has done a great job in highlighting one of America's great hobbies - model trains. With many trains and even more scenes from Americana, everyone will enjoy spending time walking around the display area. Plan at least a half hour, and if...More

Thank Art W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adult admission was $7.50 to see a room full of model trains (my kid was free.) However, my kid enjoyed their time seeing the trains so I guess that's all that matters. Has gift shop. Despite my kid enjoying this, unsure if will be back...More

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome track layout with plenty of small details to look for on your walk around. Young and old will love the visit. My son and I love everything about trains and this was a great find. We spent around 1 hour seeing the layout. We...More

Thank 75cruiser
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is so beautiful, that we spent a whole hour simply examining the tiny little details. It is an amazing place for kids of all ages and adults

Thank Rami Z
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Only problem here was that a coach party of 40 OAPS arrived just before we did so we were asked to return later. Luckily we had time to do this. It was a well laid out model railway great for kids and adults. Highlight had...More

Thank madbird55
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Huge toy train layout, many different scenes and a challenge to answer a sheet of questions that immerse you in the whole set. Ingenious! Been here before and am looking forward to coming back next time we will be through the area.

Thank binniedavid
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Wow. Love this place. Each time you walk around this set up you will see some thing else Will be back on next trip.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit, very talented display. I think $7.50 a person is a little high but a nice visit.

Thank Shanesdad129
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The ingenuity and imagination in this display is amazing. Then it is combined with highlighting things from the community is just great. Will definitely get you and your kids to put the electronics away except to take pictures. This is a great example of true...More

Thank Jkenney58
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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