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Choo Choo Barn

Closes in 13 min: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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This is one of the very best places to visit while in Lancaster, PA. You will not be disappointed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don B
Falling Waters, West Virginia, United States
Small but great

We liked this place very much. It is small, but there are so many things to see that one can spend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lawrenceville, NJ
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“train display”(29 reviews)
“all ages”(38 reviews)
“train layout”(22 reviews)
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...more
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226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
+1 717-687-7911
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a fun way to spend 15-20 minutes on a rainy day. Despite what other reviews say, I think it would be impossible to spend more than an hour here. I think it's overpriced for what you get. $8.50 per adult and $5 per child...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the very best places to visit while in Lancaster, PA. You will not be disappointed. Take lots of time and enjoy this display. You will be very surprised.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this place very much. It is small, but there are so many things to see that one can spend hours here.

Thank We_love_nature
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am 61 years old and in my teen years- early twenties I used to build HO train layouts so my appreciation for this elaborate display is elevated. This is one of the best train layouts I have ever seen, not for the trains, which...More

Thank Daydream732596
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My bribe “ to be good” to my 5 year old grandson was he could go to the choo choo barn. So after two days we went. We walked around the displays a few times and i noticed a few new things since our oct...More

Thank Hockeymomgg
Reviewed 17 August 2018

very well done, clean and all the buttons work. O gauge trains, and handmade buildings, close to the Pa Railroad Mueseum and the Strasburg Railroad

Thank gelareeder
Reviewed 11 August 2018

took out of town family to this. even though they were all adults, they liked it so much they went through twice. kept finding things they didn't see the first time around. talked about it for days.

Thank let r
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We took a family trip to Strasburg for our young son to experience all things trains, and part of that trip included a visit to the Choo Choo Barn. Our son was enthralled by the fire scene (we watched the fire department put out the...More

Thank olini2018
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Really enjoyed this trip, especially getting to see my daughter absorb the different scenes and special effects. Definitely worth the cost of admission. If you think you'll be bored, grab the "were you paying attention" sheet on the way in - it's sort of a...More

Thank krisburk
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Were traveling from across the country and looked this place up because hubby loves his trains. We brought the kids and grandkids with us. There was so much to see and they even had a scavenger hunt. Every time you looked you saw something, you...More

Thank Suzie B
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22 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
13 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