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National New York Central Railroad Museum

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A gem!

A great place for kids of all ages-boys & girls. Can get tickets as part of the Gateway Mile... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
via mobile
Excellent museum

This museum is located in an old train station. Displays are well thought out. They have many model... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Toledo, Ohio
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Activities for all ages: Visit the museum to learn about railroading history, see the Stanley Bell Model Train Layout and his various scale collection, observe trains going by on one of the busiest lines in the Midwest, tour the rolling stock, build...more
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721 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516-3715
+1 574-294-3001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed it but my kids were a little board. If your kids are not history buff's or into trains, its not for them.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tim N
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A great place for kids of all ages-boys & girls. Can get tickets as part of the Gateway Mile Pass-a bargain!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lora719
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This museum is located in an old train station. Displays are well thought out. They have many model train cars here and a room where model trains are running. A great variety of train memorabilia including tools and lanterns. Outside are a variety of train...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SharonB231
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This museum exceeded our expectations! We thoroughly enjoyed the displays. It was so much larger and had much more than we anticipated. We will come back again. So pleased.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Lesa S
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is trying very hard to preserve this very important train. The museum has some very good railroad memoribila and are in the process of restoring several cars. They have the engine for the central New York railroad plus a couple more and 36...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Donnagay A
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

If you are into trains you will love this place. You will need to read a lot but the history given is great. They have outdoor rolling stock plus indoor O gauge layout. Do not miss this place

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jtkoehler2
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I have been to the museum many times over the past 20+ years, and each time I enjoy being transported back in time 50-100 years when NYCR was in it's prime. I have always loved the steam trains that went by when I was much...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Richard L
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Memorabilia, Great Model train layout. Built in an old train station. Highlight is being able to step inside a F7 Diesel Engine. Pretty Cool..

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank d0uglas2018
Reviewed 6 March 2018

it was way more than we ever imagined , even when we drove past it didnt reveal all that was inside and out.plan on a couple hours even if you dont bring kids.this is one awesome tour if you have any interest at all in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank tinman1031
Reviewed 3 February 2018

The museum is in the process of renovating at the current time. The yard offers a variety of types and styles of rail cars and locomotives. There is an amazing display of tools and affects used in times gone by. Large model railroad display sure...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Mary L
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28 May 2018|
Response from tinman1031 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a small fee per person around 6 or 7 dollars with a slight discount for seniors. it is a small sum for all that you see.