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Toy train layouts anyone can visit

There are many permanent O, S, and Standard gauge layouts open to the public. This list is your guide to finding the nation's best toy train displays.
RELATED TOPICS: O GAUGE | S GAUGE | STANDARD GAUGE | OTHER
WE RECOMMEND contacting the layout proprietor in advance to confirm that schedules and fees haven't changed, and to find out whether the facility is accessible to handicapped visitors.

ALABAMA
Foley
Railroad Museum, City of Foley Museum Archives
125 E. Laurel Ave., 36535
Phone: 251-943-1818
Website: foleyrailroadmuseum.com
Open: Tue., Thur., Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
O gauge layout; free
Note: Website says "under construction." Visit the City of Foley's website for more on the museum.

ALASKA
Wasilla
Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry - Whitney Section House
3800 W. Museum Dr., 99687
Phone: 907-376-1211
Web site: museumofalaska.org
Open: May to September every day except Mon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
O and S gauge layouts; adults $8; children 3-17, $5

ARIZONA
Scottsdale
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend, 85250
Phone: 480-312-2312
Website: therailroadpark.com
Open: Daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
O gauge layout; Admission: check website

Tucson
Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum
3975 N. Miller Ave., 85705
Phone: 520-888-2222 (recorded message)
Website: http://www.gpdtoytrainmuseum.com
Open: Second and fourth Sun. of each month except June, July, and August. See website for calendar and open house schedule.
Standard, O, and S gauge layouts; free

CALIFORNIA
Crocket
Carquinez Toy Train Museum
645 Loring Ave.
Phone: 510-722-3323
Website: http://cttom.org/index.html
Open: See website for events and general meetings
O gauge layout and museum

Pleasanton
Alameda County Central Railroad Society
Alameda County Fairgrounds (Gate 12)
Pleasanton
Email: info@accrs.org
Website: http://www.accrs.org/Home_Page.html
Open: Friday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.; other special events and open houses 
O and HO gauge layouts

Point Richmond
Golden State Model Railroad Museum
900-A Dorman Drive., 94801-4126
Phone: 510-234-4884 (recorded message)
Website: http://www.gsmrm.org/index.shtml
Open: April-November, Sun. Noon to 5 p.m.; other events and meetings on website
O, HO, and H gauge layouts; See website for admission information

Sacramento

California State Railroad Museum
111 "I" St., 95814
Phone: 916-445-6645
Website: californiastaterailroadmuseum.org
Open: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Standard and O gauge layouts; See website for admission information.

San Diego
Model Railroad Museum
Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado St., 92101
Phone: 619-696-0199 ext.9
Website: http://sdmrm.org
Open: Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat., Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
O gauge layout; see website for admission information.

San Leandro/Santa Clara
San Leandro Railway Historical Society
1302 Orchard Avel, San Leandro 94577
Phone: 510-569-2490
Website: http://www.slhrs.org
Open: Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; special events listed on website.
G, O, and HO gauge layouts; See website for admission information

COLORADO
Frisco
Frisco Historic Park & Museum
1 Main Street, 80443
Phone: 970-668-3428
Website: townoffrisco.com
Open: May through September (Summer month schedule), Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rest of the year, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
O gauge layout; free self-guided tours.

CONNECTICUT
Manchester
Connecticut Society of Ferroequinologists & Model Railway Engineers
Time Machine Hobby
71 Hilliard St., 06042
Phone: 860-646-0610
Website: timemachinehobby.com
Open: First & third Sunday of each month, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the store.
O gauge layout; free.

FLORIDA
Miami
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 S.W. 152nd St., 33177
Phone: 305-253-0063
Website: https://www.goldcoastrailroadmuseum.org
Museum: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Model Train Building: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; weekends 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
O gauge layout; See website for admission information

Naples
Naples Lionel Train Museum
1051 Fifth Avenue S., 34102 (corner of Fifth South & 10th)
Phone: 239-262-1776
Website: explorenaples.com
Open: Call for hours
O gauge layout: $5; Children free (prices subject to change without notice)

INDIANA
Elkhart
National New York Central RR Museum
Box 1708
721 S. Main St., 46515
Phone: 574-294-3001
Website: https://www.elkhartindiana.org/department/?fDD=54-0
Open: Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. noon to 4 p.m.
O gauge layout

IOWA
Colfax
Trainland U.S.A.
3135 Hwy. 117 N., 50054
Phone: 515-674-3813
Website: trainlandusa.com
Open: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
O gauge layout; See website for admission information. Group tours available.

MARYLAND
Hagerstown
Train Room
360 S. Burhans Blvd., 21740
Phone: 301-745-6681
Website: the-train-room.com
Open: Mon. & Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tue., Thur., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Summer hours may vary.
O gauge layout; See website for admission information.

Sykesville
Sykesville & Patapsco Ry.
731 Oklahoma Ave., 21784-7363.
Phone: 443-280-9878
Website: http://www.sprailway.org/
Open: See website for open house schedule
O and S gauge layouts; free

MASSACHUSETTS
Cape Cod
Hilltop Plaza
180 Rt. 6A
Unit 3A, Lower Level
Orleans, MA 02653
Website: https://www.nausetmodelrrclub.com
Open: See website for open house schedule.
O, S, HO, and N gauge layouts; free

Wenham
Wenham Museum
Bennett E. Merry Train Gallery
132 Main St., 01984
Phone: 978-468-2377
Website: wenhammuseum.org
Open: Tue. through Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Summer hours may vary.
O, HO, G, N, and Z gauge layouts; See website for admission information.

MINNESOTA
St. Paul
Twin City Model Railroad Museum
668 Transfer Road., Ste. 8, 55114
Phone: 651-647-9628
Website: tcmrm.org
Open: See website for hours and open house schedule.
O scale layout; See website for admission information.

MISSOURI
Hannibal
Big River Train Town
320 N. 3rd St., 63401
Phone: 573-221-1966
Website: https://www.visithannibal.com
Open: Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
O scale layout; small admission fee (not specified on website)

NORTH CAROLINA
Bryson City
Smoky Mountain Trains
100 Greenlee St., 28713
Phone: 800-872-4681
Website: http://www.gsmr.com
Open: Times vary by month (consult website)
O gauge layouts

Wallace
Railroad Depot
206 Southwest Railroad St., 28466
Phone: 910-285-4044
Open: Fri. 3 to 5 p.m.
O gauge layout; free

OHIO
Cincinnati
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Ave., 45203
Phone: 800-733-2077
E-mail: information@cincymuseum.org
Website: cincymuseum.org
Open: Weekdays, Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
S gauge layout; See website for admission information and parking fees.

West Chester
Entertrainment Junction
7379 Squire Court, 45069
Phone: 513-898-8000
Website: https://entertrainmentjunction.com
Open: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., Noon. to 6 p.m.
G and HO layouts, plus a museum and more; See website for admission information.

OKLAHOMA
Sayre
RS & K Railroad Museum
411 N. 6th Street, 73662
Phone: 580-928-3525
Website: http://www.sayreok.net
Open: Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Multiple gauge layouts; free

PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave., 15212
Phone: 412-237-3400
Website: carnegiesciencecenter.org
Open: Weekdays, Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
O gauge layout; See website for admission information

Shartlesville
Roadside America
I-78, exit 23
Phone: 610-488-6241
Website: roadsideamericainc.com
Open: September through June, weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July through Labor Day, weekdays 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
O gauge layout; See website for admission information.

Strasburg
Choo Choo Barn
Route 741 E., Box 130, 17579
Phone: 717-687-7911
Website: choochoobarn.com
Open: March 12 to December 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus special events
O gauge layout; See website for admission information.

Strasburg
National Toy Train Museum
300 Paradise Ln.
P.O. Box 248, 17579
Phone: 717-687-8976
Website: http://www.nttmuseum.org/
Open: May 1 to October 31, December 26 to 31, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; April, November, December, Sat., Sun. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Standard, O, and S gauge layouts; See website for admission information.

Williamsport
Lycoming County Historical Society (Shempp Model Train Collection)
858 W. Fourth St., 17701
Phone: 570-326-3326
Website: http://tabermuseum.org
Open: Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; May 1 to October 31, Sun. 1 to 4 p.m.
S gauge layout; See website for admission information.

TEXAS
San Antonio
Texas Transportation Museum
11731 Wetmore Rd., 78247
Phone: 210-490-3554
Website: txtransportationmuseum.org
Open: Thur., Fri. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
O and Standard gauge layouts; See website for admission information.

VIRGINIA
Blackstone
Bevell's Hardware O gauge layout
109 N. High St., 23824
Phone: 434-292-7208
Seasonal: Thanksgiving into the following January
Open: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.
O gauge layout, free to the public

Roanoke

Virginia Museum of Transportation
303 Norfolk Ave., 24016
Phone: 540-342-5670
Website: vmt.org
Open: Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
O gauge layout; See website for admission information.

WASHINGTON
Bellingham
Bellingham Railway Museum
1320 Commercial St., 98225
Phone: 360-393-7540
Open: Tue.-Sat. Noon to 5 p.m.
Website: bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org
O gauge layout; See website for admission information.

WEST VIRGINIA
Parkersburg
Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club
610 Green St., 26101
Website: http://www.movmrc.org
O gauge layout open: Tue., Thur. evenings and during club events (see website). Free
S gauge layout open: Second and fourth Thur. of each month and during club events (see website). Free

Wheeling
Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum
144 Kruger St., 26003
Phone: 304-242-8133 or 877-242-8133
Website: toyandtrain.com
E-mail: museum@toyandtrain.com
Open: January 2 to Memorial Day, Sat., Sun. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; after Memorial Day to December 31, daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Large scale Thomas the Tank; O gauge layout; HO layout; See website for admission information.

Wheeling
Oglebay Park Good Zoo
Rte. 88 N
Phone: 304-243-4030
Web site: oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo/train
Open: Daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
O gauge layout; See website for admission information.

WISCONSIN
Argyle
Toy Train Barn
W. 9141 Hwy. 81, 53504
Phone: 608-966-1464
Website: http://www.whrc-wi.org/trainbarn/
Open: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; winter hours may vary
Large scale and O gauge layouts; See website for admission information.

New Berlin
Milwaukee Lionel Railroad Club
2721 S. Calhoun Rd., 53151
Phone: 262-754-9900
Website: http://www.milw-lrrc.com
Open: Fri. 1 to 10 p.m.; plus other special events
Standard and O gauge layouts; free

CANADA - BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver
Model Trains Museum
1502 Duranleau St., Granville Island, V6H 3S4
Phone: 604-683-1939
Open: Daily except Mon. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Standard and O gauge layouts; $7.50; students,
 

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