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This is a small world after all

When you walk past the curtain, your kind tells you that the place is all models but it’s Motion... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eric M
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Amazing Exhibit

If in Lancaster, you've got to visit this little jewel. Such intricate detail. A pleasure for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sonya P
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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...more
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226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When you walk past the curtain, your kind tells you that the place is all models but it’s Motion and accuracy make the whole thing worth wild. I took no pictures because the first person perspective gives you the desire to never leave and find...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If in Lancaster, you've got to visit this little jewel. Such intricate detail. A pleasure for the whole family.

1  Thank Sonya P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my 2 and 6 year old here thinking it was kid friendly. This is basically a large room with one large display with a 3 foot space around the outside of the room for you to walk around to view the different...More

1  Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place to wander and notice all the details. They offer a 'scavenger' hunt to keep you on your toes and involved. The train set up is very cute. Fun way to spend the morning.

Thank JanM16
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool little place to visit and the detail in the miniature set is amazing but it is overpriced for what it is.

Thank chattygur1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tourist trap but the kids enjoyed it. Worth it if you are.looking for something to do. My kids are big train fans and there are lots of train related activities available in strasburg so it fits the theme.

1  Thank mexicanblackman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Choo choo barn is a nice lil stop to do with kids or if you are on your way to the Strasburg Railroad. Nice display of trains, but we found it to be overpriced for what was there. Nice people, but once was enough for...More

Thank Shari P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy detail and model trains this is a great place to visit. My father in law has recently started collecting model trains and setting them up around his house. He really enjoying walking through this display and admiring the time and patience someone...More

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My two-year-old son absolutely loves toy trains, so we paid $8.50 per adult admission fee to look at the display. It was very impressive, but you can only spend so much time in there and I thought it was a lot of money for that....More

1  Thank Danyca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to see trains and their accessories. You can stay as long as you like. The buttons along the side activate the trains and some accessories. This place is a little different from similar layouts, in that even the scenery and accessories are detailed...More

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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