San Diego Model Railroad Museum, San Diego

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One of the largest venues of its kind in the world, San Diego Model Railroad Museum features a number of scale model railorads and layouts. The four clubs that created and maintain these exhibits are the San Diego Model Railroad Association, La Mesa Model Railroad Club, San Diego Society of N-Scale, and San Diego 3-Railers. Children adore the hands-on "Lionel type" layouts at the museum's toy train gallery. Since opening in 1982, almost 3 million visitors have spent time learning and playing at this interactive and informative museum. San Diego Model Railroad Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • The highlight--for those that appreciate fidelity to the natural world--is the La Mesa RR Club’s amazing representation of the Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) line from Mojave to Bakersfield...  more »
  • Multiple large model railroads (and a Lionel O Gauge) fill this space. Great viewing set up as one winds through the space. There are elevated viewing platforms at strategic places. Research library.....  more »
  • One of San Diego's best highlights. Even if you aren't a big railroad person it is interesting. The model trains are very interesting and the attention to detail is impressive. Worth 90 minutes of your time. Just sit and watch the models.
  • What an amazing place! Passionate staff and club members. They've put alot of time and skill the layouts at the museum. I have been there twice and enjoyed it both times!

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