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San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Type: Family Friendly, History Museums, Museums
Even folks who don't consider themselves railroad buffs enjoy this museum, but if you were a train enthusiast in your youth or have a kid who is, this museum is a must-see. The 27,000 square-foot... Read More
Even folks who don't consider themselves railroad buffs enjoy this museum, but if you were a train enthusiast in your youth or have a kid who is, this museum is a must-see. The 27,000 square-foot space features four railroads of the southwestern US, recreated to scale by model railroad clubs throughout Southern California: Cabrillo Southwestern (O-Scale), San Diego and Arizona Eastern (HO-Scale), Tehachapi Pass (HO-Scale), and Pacific Desert Lines (N-Scale). There's also an interactive toy train gallery with Lionel, Brio and Thomas the Tank Engine layouts. Guests praise the attention to detail on the tracks and in the dioramas as well as the knowledge of the helpful docents. It's conveniently located on the main street in Balboa Park.
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Adult $7; Senior (65+) $6; Student $3; Military $2.50; Child (14 and under) Free