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Roads and Rails Museum

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Address: 200 N. East Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone Number: +1 301-624-5526
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Interesting place

A large and interesting model of railroad, towns, including circus, zoo, farms and so so on. A lot of tiny details. Made with humor and love. You walking around the model several... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Svetlana P
Frederick, Maryland, United States
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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large and interesting model of railroad, towns, including circus, zoo, farms and so so on. A lot of tiny details. Made with humor and love. You walking around the model several times and every round you find something new and fun.

Thank Svetlana P
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311 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We came here on a rainy day with two kids under 9 years. They were amused by the details and there was much to see, and take in. The weird thing is that it is a slice of America but in a mix n' match sort of way. Things are not consistently from the same time in the same scenes... More 

Thank Pannipannini
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a model train enthusiast this is a great museum to visit,very friendly and knowledgeable staff fun for all ages

Thank Paul O
Frederick, Maryland
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great place to visit to see a miniature exhibit of the railroads in the local area if you are a model railroad fan.

Thank Karey K K
Great Mills, Maryland, United States
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124 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We visited the Saturday of Father's Day weekend. It wasn't very busy and the layouts had a lot of detail. Even our adult daughter enjoyed it. Children would enjoy it too, especially boys. Baby boomers will enjoy the nostalgia and memories that it brings back! Well worth an hour or two of your time!

Thank Gary G
Washington, DC
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Every review for this place is right on the money. Roads and Rails really is enjoyable. I was blown away by the detail and the amount of work that went into building the exhibits. We live just about 30 minutes from Frederick...so, not a far drive. I wouldn't have been thrilled with a longer drive for this display. This mama... More 

Thank happythreesome
Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lots of action and pop culture references in this huge model trains and towns display. Have driven by this unassuming building for years - glad we finally made a visit. So much to see! Had a blast with the scavenger activity! Friendly helpful staff. Will definitely go back.

Thank TopperfromMD
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is more of a train set up/display than a museum. The men have done some very impressive work on the elements and scenes...very enthralling for someone who enjoys a lot of detail and of course trains! there is also a Lego room which a disappointment for our son...we thought it would be a room where he could build with... More 

1 Thank marinewife5
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great for boys and girls, our daughter loves it and we have been to birthday parties there and the kids love it! Scavenger hunts for older kids and grandparents have as much fun as the little kids!

Thank TG21774
Edgewood, Maryland
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a Model train lovers Paradise of all ages. the only way to describe this incredible place. a must see

Thank matthew b

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