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“Great For Train Lovers”
Review of Choo Choo Barn

Choo Choo Barn
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Strasburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Train - themed shops.
Springfield, Virginia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great For Train Lovers”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This was our kids second trip to the Choo Choo Barn and they loved it as much as the first visit. So much going on that you continually see things you missed previously. Makes you want to build your own train models at home!

Visited June 2014
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Huntington, New York
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“So much fun”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This was our second trip here and we thoroughly enjoyed. The creativity and amount of work that went into this is amazing. Both adults and children thoroughly enjoyed. We will return.

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun for all ages!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Choo Choo Barn was a huge hit with me and my family. My 2.5 year old son was mesmerized with all the cool automation on the train layout. My wife enjoyed the many details like the house that catches fire and is put out with real water by fire fighters. I thoroughly recommend a visit, its a great way to kill an hour or more if you like model trains.

Visited June 2014
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Edgewood, Maryland
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Attention Train Lovers”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

If you are a train lover, young or old, you must visit the Choo Choo Barn in Strausburg, PA. This is a building full of model trains, animated characters, villages,and towns. You'll see the zoo with moving animals, the circus with animated characters, and firemen squirting water on a house on fire. You'll see the Amish men constructing a barn, the pitcher looking over to 3rd base as the runner tries to steal a base, and the skiers and kids on sleds coming down the snow covered mountain. All of this while trains are circling!

Upon entering the Choo Choo Barn, you'll be given a sheet of paper with a short history of the attraction on one side and a scavenger hunt on the other. My 6 year old grandson and I had been in the barn for over an hour before we even discovered the hunt. We had the best time revisiting all of the sights looking for the items on the list, especially the 3 headed troll!

My two grandsons, ages 3 and 6 had a wonderful time here. At first they had to run around and just see everything at a glance. Next they had to follow the trains before settling down and really looking at the displays and appreciating the details. If possible go during the week as this attraction is very busy during the summer and on weekends.

A great follow up to this visit is a ride on the Strausburg Railroad through the beautiful Amish countryside. My boys loved it.

Visited June 2014
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Zaleski, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow! What an exhibit”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We were somewhat hesitant about going into the exhibit but we were truly overwhelmed by all that there was to see and at the intricate detail that was in every nook and cranny. If anyone ever has any doubts as to the worth of seeing it, that doubt will immediately be taken away and replaced with awe and amazement.

Visited May 2014
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