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“Train Display”

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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Wonderful place for families to visit around the holidays. In addition to a large model train display with intricate details, there are plenty of opportunities for young people to have a hands on experience.

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

I took my 85 year old dad to see this display over the Holidays. We both enjoyed the detail that they have put into the display spanning from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD. There were operating trains too, not just an all stand still display. They also give you a "scavenger hunt" to look for certain items at specific points which would surely keep children's attention. They do offer a snack bar and a small gift shop, but we were more interested in the display and didn't visit either. For $8.00 / adult, I would highly recommend going to this.

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

My gf and I stopped in to check out the train display. Admission was 8.00 per person. We arrived about a hour prior to closing and that gave us enough time to explore. The display is a smaller version than most displays but it followed the railroad down from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. We are from south of Pittsburgh and enjoyed the scenes depicted from our local communities. Plenty of things to check out for adults and kids. Small reasonable gift shop and snack bar.

Thank cwsth29
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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.

Thank dougspies
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