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Roads and Rails Museum

Closes in 18 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A fun and quirky gem well worth a visit!

We stopped in the Roads and Rails Museum as we passed through Frederick, MD on our way to another... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kimberly R
Silver Spring, Maryland
The sense of humor makes this an unexpected pleasure

This is a giant (and I do mean giant) model train and village. There are lots of buttons to push... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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200 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5321
+1 301-624-5526
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in the Roads and Rails Museum as we passed through Frederick, MD on our way to another destination and we are really glad we did! This display is a true labor of love (it took 5 years to build!) and so full of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 25 November 2018

There are a lot of great train displays that are operating year round - this place isn't one of them. The very first thing I noticed was the dust & debris on the garden itself. Next, conservatively over half of the operating portions of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank johnjT5799BX
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This is a giant (and I do mean giant) model train and village. There are lots of buttons to push that provoke activities in the model. There are Loch Ness monsters, a delightful village filled with Mini Coopers (my car - I loved it), and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NCDoc
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Fun little stop in Frederick. Very impressive how large the model train display was. We enjoyed their Lego room, it was fun finding all the different and some unique characters in the Lego display

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JJH68
Reviewed 28 July 2018

My grandchildren really love to visit here. The cost is reasonable and there are alot of interesting displays . Its very large and easy to keep track of your children with the way the display is set up . There is also a gift shop...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We visited this establishment with my two grandchildren. I wasn't sure if they liked it more than I did because I was fascinated with all the movement of the trains and the detail of everything.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The train setups are very interesting to adults who can study the layout and appreciate the tiny details. There are many buttons to push for small actions, but our 5 yr. old granddaughter who LOVES real trains was quickly bored, and very disappointed that she...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank MWLMunson
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Recently a friend told me about a train garden in Frederick Maryland. I myself have a train garden so I’m very critical of other train gardens. I was extremely impressed with the detail and imagination that was put into this display. Worth every penny of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank royalpalmstravel
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Bored this MLK holiday, too cold to hike, sitting at home, 45 min from Frederick, saw this place on Trip Advisor. Little villages, figures, and trains sound great to my husband, who loves this sort of thing, so away we went. Tucked in a building...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My husband recently took our 8 year old grandson to visit the museum. They both loved all of the displays of trains and villages. Such a wonderful time for them to spend together and enjoy.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Deborah H
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Joe F
12 July 2018|
Response from MWLMunson | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours is enough to see everything.