Tuesday, November 19, 2013

All Aboard!

A few weekends ago we headed to the Lancaster area to visit the National Toy Train Museum.  It was kind of a spur of the moment trip and we ended up having a train themed day.  That's always a good thing with the boys!  The museum isn't too big, but it provided a lot of entertainment and didn't disappoint.  They have lots of cases of antique toy trains and several layouts with trains and buildings that can be controlled with buttons around the edges.  Lights go on, people and vehicles move, and the trains go all over the place!

The museum is right next to the really cool looking Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant where you can sleep in a train car!  We were all pretty excited about that and promised Oscar that we can stay there for his birthday.  There's also a small petting zoo, some play areas, and a silo that's been made into a lookout tower. 

The last stop on our adventure was The Choo Choo Barn, a 1700 square foot model train layout.  It was pretty neat and complete with replicas of actual area attractions.  The whole thing cycles from day to night every few minutes too.  There was so much to see- firemen putting out a house fire, a funeral procession, a huge circus!


  1. A night in a caboose , what a thrill that would be. My 25 year old son would be all aboard for that!