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Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Gibsonia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The WPMRM is a nonprofit organization located in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of Rt. 910 and Hardt Rd. Our purpose is to promote and preserve the history of railroads in Western Pennsylvania through the hobby of model railroading. Our mission is: to continue the development of a museum which captures in miniature a portion of western Pennsylvania history; to expand the library which houses a collection of reference materials on railroad industry and resources on model railroading; to serve as an educational resource for the people of western Pennsylvania. This in part, is accomplished by the Museum's main attraction, a 40' X 100' scale representation of the tracks between Pittsburgh, Pa. and Cumberland, Md. set in the summer of 1952. In addition to this display, the museum also maintains a collection of historical model train sets and authentic railroad related items dating as far back as the beginning of the 20th century. The Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum holds an Annual Holiday Train show each year starting mid-November and ending in mid-January.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed December 30, 2017

The Western PA Model Railroad Museum is a scale model railroad stretching from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD. My wife and I loved that we could recognize different buildings and landmarks throughout the railroad. In particular, I travel to Cumberland for business a lot and recognized many of the buildings in the display. The railroad has been lovingly and carefully crafted and is worth visiting.

Thank Mountaineer2015
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Great time and very interactive for our kids and adults. Snack shop was great too. Great prices too.

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

This is a great train place for children. They cater to children.
Fantastic for it's Christmas display

Thank yuki215
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Only open around the holidays, it's a must see with kids or if you love model trains. Very large and impressive layout. Look for the hidden detail as you walk through.

Thank Lawrence T
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