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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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Looking for a GREAT train display for entertainment ?

We are always to take out grandson on a vacation where we not only take a train ride but also enjoy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Painesville, Ohio
Loved the details

This is great for all ages. My whole family enjoyed it and will be going back whenever we come to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carmita S
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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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226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
+1 717-687-7911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are always to take out grandson on a vacation where we not only take a train ride but also enjoy anything related to trains. We were astonished at not only the size, but the variety, quality and excitement that was generated here at the...More

Thank bigohdawg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great for all ages. My whole family enjoyed it and will be going back whenever we come to PA.

Thank Carmita S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our grandchildren (ages 3 and 18 months) spent about 45 minutes slowly walking around the layout, and they never seemed bored. It takes about 45 to 60 minutes to make sure you don’t miss all of the details. We visited around 20 years earlier with...More

Thank WTHughes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back at the Choo Choo Barn again. This time to see it decked out for Christmas. As usual, we weren't disappointed. All of the Holiday decorations and little additions were perfect. And during when it's "nighttime" there, some of the decorations and Christmas trees even...More

Thank USFFrank
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Went here on a Sunday before Christmas to check out the Christmas additions. It was a fun time. You can spend hours looking at all the intricate details and attention to detail.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. Our children (ages 2 and 4) were enthralled. Well worth the time and entrance fee! A must see!

Thank FranandMarcus
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Very nice display and fun for all to see. Very indepth and local characters/scenery used in display.

Thank gdeb12345
Reviewed 17 November 2017 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 15 November 2017

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 19 October 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
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