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“Train enthusiasts a Must See!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
Ranked #8 of 224 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located at the site of the oldest railroad station in America, this museum traces the development of trains and features a huge collection of railroad memorabilia, a model railroad and an operating replica of the very first locomotive, The Tom Thumb, which was built here.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Leatherstocking Region New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Train enthusiasts a Must See!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2009

I had been here before with a friend, and decided to take the wife and two kids (12 and 8) this time. If you really love trains this place is for you. If not, you could pass. I enjoy the history and display of these magnificent machines. The wife was done in about 20 minutes, the kids lasted twice as long, but you could easily spend 2-3 hours here. They do offer a "train" ride on an old MARC car. Neat if you never were on a train before. We live in an area where we can access old time train rides, so no big deal for us. I especially enjoy the roundhouse with the progression of trains over history.

3 Thank The-Flying-Circus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Expensive and a bit disappointing!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2006

The roundhouse setting is very nice and the historical engines are a nice collection. However, the $12.00 admission seems quite high. The next day I had just as good an experience at the PA Transportation Museum in Strasburg, PA for only $6.00, plus there was lots more for children to do there.
The HO scale model railroad is nicely done, but size is limited by placement in a railroad car.
Worst of all is their policy prohibiting placement of photos you take on the internet without going through an approval process.
Best deal - go on a sunny day and shoot photos of the trains yet to be restored sitting just beyond the free parking. You can roam for quite awhile and don't have to buy a ticket.
Food concession is farmed out, and very very expensive.
Overalll, a tourist destination that provides some some interesting content, but not much value unless you think that riding old MARC commuter cars for a 1 1/2 mile journey to the end of the grounds is exciting.

3 Thank Leighton S
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