Choo Choo! It's time to make your way to the station because we're off for a day at the National Toy Train Museum!
You can spend your next family day out exploring the hundreds of toy trains in a modern museum built like a historic train station! Sounds pretty cool to us!
The National Toy Train Museum recreates a family "train room," but on a larger scale. The building resembles a Victorian Era railroad station in California and is located in the fertile farm country of Lancaster County, PA, so kist can learn about history AND see some pretty cool models and exhibits!
In fact, did you know that the National Toy Train Museum contains one of the most extensive toy train collections in the world? Trains that children pushed, pulled or rode upon are included so parents, you might get your own trip down memory lane as you explore the collection.
The collection also includes miniature trains that are accurate replicas of their full sized counterparts, so kids can really gain an understanding of the intricacies of these locomotives.
Plus, you get to take a trip through the tracks of the history books as the Museum exhibits trains from the mid-1800s through the present day.
Every visitor has the opportunity to help operate the five train layouts within the museum. Each large layout is a different gauge and represents a different period of the 20th Century. Every layout also boasts an interesting array of period accessories and extensive scenery AND each layout allows even the youngest visitors to have an excellent view of the action!
Train videos run continuously on a large screen television system too, if all of the above wasn't enough to fill your family day out with some locomotive fun!
So grab those conductor hats kids, because the National Toy Train Museum is ready and waiting to depart the station, but they want you to join them!