All aboard, we're off to Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles! This outdoor museum preserves and celebrates the railroad heritage of the western United States, and tells it's history through tours and artifacts!
It's a pretty fascinating history kids, so get ready to spend the day learning some fun facts, and a particular emphasis is placed on the history of Southern California and how the railroads aided its development, so just imagine what there is to learn?
A great way to learn about the history of the railroad is through the docent tours that the museum offer. Kids, this is the perfect opportunity to ask questions too.
Of course, why would a train museum be without a ride on an actual train? Travel Town Museum offer train rides through the Griffith Park Train Rides company, and for a small additional fee, kids can pretend to be a conductor as you make your way around the beautiful landscapes!
2019 also marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the nation's First Transcontinental Railroad, which is an extraordinary even that shaped the entire future of the USA, so even more fun facts for kids!
So choo choo choose to visit Travel Town Museum for your next family day out, and it's sure to be locomotive-tastic!
Travel Town is located at 5200 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Just 12 miles north of Downtown in beautiful Griffith Park, they;re next to the 134 Freeway at the Forest Lawn Drive exit.Get directions
Free entry to museum
Free to museum
Senior discounts for train ride
There are outdoor picnic areas if you want to bring your own lunch!
You can have a Thomas the Tank Engine Playday at your birthday party! There are 64 sq ft of mats and wooden building and tracks, and over 40 engines and cars to play with!
The Museum Shop features a host of Travel Town souvenirs, Thomas the Tank Engine educational toys, railways, shirts, hats, kids books, puzzles, and SO much more - and your purchase helps support the museum!
Bring water, especially across those summer days
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility!
The train rides are through the Griffith Park Train Rides and not the museum specifically