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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
+1 717-687-8628
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Great for anyone interested in trains

This place is great, I remember coming here with my dad when I was younger and whenever I am in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joseph C
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Brooklyn, New York
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A wonderful museum for the little boy in all of us

This is a truly wonderful exhibit of the railroad from the pass Railroad hardware that has been... read more

Reviewed yesterday
labrador47
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, an immersive education center, a vast library and archives and a working restoration shop. Special events, museum store, free on-site parking, free WiFi.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
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+1 717-687-8628
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"across the street"
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"railroad museum"
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"rolling stock"
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"on display"
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"kids area"
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"cars and engines"
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"wonderful collection"
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"large collection"
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"train buff"
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"combo ticket"
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"lots of history"
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"train ride"
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"love trains"
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"all ages"
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"full size"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is great, I remember coming here with my dad when I was younger and whenever I am in the Lancaster area I always come here.. If you are a train buff and love trains this place is for you, you get to see...More

Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a truly wonderful exhibit of the railroad from the pass Railroad hardware that has been beautifully restored to near new condition with well scripted placarding of operational, historical and construction facts You can spend the better part of a day there if you...More

Thank labrador47
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit the train museum as an addition to the the Strasburg railroad train ride. My family and I were here 6 years ago and my 7 and 9 year old boys enjoyed the museum so much this time around. My teen enjoyed...More

Thank T P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well done museum. Very clean. A few too many engines/cars for me. Would have loved to been able to either go in or see in more cars. Worth the price.

Thank Baefer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Trains, trains and oh, did I mention more trains. I live in Lancaster and it took me several years to get over to the museum. Don't make the same mistake I did, get there to enjoy the splendor of the Iron Horses on display.

Thank DANIEL D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the reduced price by combining three train ride with museum entry. A must see for anyone that enjoys trains. Staff was very knowledgeable. A few of the engines are available to tour snd look into. 45 valves and levers on a steam engine and...More

Thank Guy J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this museum with a friend who is a train nut. I wasn't sure how much I would like it. This museum surprised me. It is set up that even those of us who don't know a lot about trains could...More

Thank jam214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Railroad Museum is a wonderful collection of history and, regardless of your interest in mechanical things, you will be awed to see these huge, complex machines. Some of the locomotive drive wheels are almost 6' tall and one weighs almost as much as a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Train museum is must visit. Lots of locomotives on display with all the history. Museum has lots of artifacts . Steam train ride. Lots of fun for everyone

Thank Shaukat K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, 6 year old daughter and I visited the museum on a Wednesday morning. We decided to take an announced guided tour which was about the progress of trains previous, during and after the industrial revolution. The tour guide was knowledgeable, humorous, and made...More

Thank Paul D
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Stacey A
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Donald B | Reviewed this property |
Most definately go to the Railroad Museum. He'll have a great time and so will you
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Julius K
October 25, 2016|
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Response from Carlita H | Reviewed this property |
300 Gap Rd Ronks, PA Put this into your GPS and you will get there without any problems.
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February 22, 2016|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
You should do the museum after sight and sound so that you have time. My 11 year old son loved the museum and railroad. Enjoy!
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