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Trains

An obsession for most children (and many adults) are trains.  And you'll find a ton of great places to view trains in this handy list.

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B&O Railroad Museum

410-752-2490

901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore MD 21223

Price: Free (members); $16/adult; $10/child ages 2 to 12

Age: All ages

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Make the B&O Railroad Museum your next stop. Take a nostalgic journey into America's past at the oldest continuously operated railroad facility in the world. Five historic buildings, more than 150 pieces of full size equipment on 37 acres,...

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Brunswick Heritage Museum

40 West Potomac St.
Brunswick MD 21716

Price: $7/adult; $4/child

Age: All ages

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The Brunswick Heritage Museum tells the story of a town built by the B&O railroad at the turn of the 20th century.   Read up on the history of the area, play in the dress-up center and see the miniature trains, which are fully interactive for...

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Burke Lake Park

7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station VA 22039

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This Fairfax County Park has fun aplenty for kids of all ages. A carousel, train, ice cream parlor, mini golf and marina are all housed here. Carousel...

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Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
Cabin John Regional Park

301-299-0024

7400 Tuckerman Lane
Rockville MD 20817

Age: All ages

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Cabin John Regional Park has playgrounds, miniature train, snack bar, rest rooms, hiking trails, picnic areas, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, ice skating...

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Average: 4.8 (4 votes)
Cass Scenic Railroad

877-686-7245

12369 Cass Road
Cass WV 24927

Age: All ages

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The Cass Scenic Railroad is an exploration into the early 20th century. If mountain culture and heritage is your passion, a trip to Cass, West Virginia is a must! Cass is home to the world’s largest fleet of geared logging Shay locomotives,...

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Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

4155 Mears Avenue
Chesapeake Beach MD 20732

Age: All ages

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The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum depicts life in this small town when it was famous for its amuseument park created by Otto Mears.  It was a shoreline resort with railroad service from Washington and Baltimore.  The museum houses various...

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Discovery Station

301-790-0076

101 West Washington Street
Hagerstown MD 21740

Price: $6/ages 4 to 17; $7/adults

Age: All ages

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Discovery Station at Hagerstown offers a space with hands-on learning opportunities with interactive exhibits on science, technology and history.  Exhibits include: Early Childhood Gallery, Space & Beyond Exhibit, Dinosaurs (a full size...

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Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

877-686-7245

315 Railroad Avenue
Elkins WV 26241

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Explore the West Virginia mountains from an entirely new perspective -- aboard any one of our unique trains. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad offers Mountain Rail Adventures that depart from the historic depots of Elkins, Durbin, and...

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Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

703-425-9225

11200 Fairfax Station Road, PO Box 7
Fairfax Station VA 22039

Price: $3/adult; $1/child (Special events may be more)

Age: All ages

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The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is a step back in time to the Civil War area. Make a visit and see the role it played during the Civil War.

Northern Virginia NTRAK has a permanent N scale layout in the caboose. In addition to the...

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National Capital Trackers

Age: All ages

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The National Capital Trackers is a club of "O" Gauge electric train enthusiasts.  They set up train show layouts at various locations throughout the DMV area.  Visit their website to learn...

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National Capital Trolley Museum

301-384-6088

1313 Bonifant Road
Colesville MD 20905

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"Ride the Electric Cars" through scenic Northwest Branch Park at the National Capital Trolley Museum. Trolley rides, exhibits and displays tell the story of Washington's streetcars. In addition to the traditional indoor Museum exhibits and...

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National Museum of American History

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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Popular kids' exhibits at the National Museum of American History include early cars, trains, printing, and musical instruments. See a collection of Teddy bears (originally named for Theodore Roosevelt), Dorothy's ruby slippers, a five-story doll...

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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Road
Ronks PA 17572

Price: $8+

Age: All ages

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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is a 100,000 square foot exhibit hall that has over 50 pieces for display indoors.  There are also pieces in the Restoration yard outdoors.  In total, 100 locomotives and railroad cars are on display for...

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Roads and Rails Museum

200 N. East Street
Frederick MD 21701

Price: $7/adults; $4/children

Age: 3 and up

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The Roads and Rails Museum is a train-lovers dream.  Trains, trains and more trains (plus some history) is what you'll find here.  Definitely read the Our Kids review to learn more about what you can expect on a visit.

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Strasburg Railroad

866-725-9666

301 Gap Street
Ronks PA 17572

Price: $8/child; $14/adult and up

Age: All ages

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The Strasburg Railroad is a real, operating railroad that offers rides on authentically-restored, turn-of-the-century cars.  The schedule generally runs from mid-February through December.  They have special train offerings throughout the year...

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Union Station

50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington DC 20002

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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While you can't necessarily watch the trains from this station; you can visit Union Station to learn more about the historic transportation landmark.  You can make a morning or afternoon of it and have lunch at one of the local eateries or visit...

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Vienna Caboose

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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The Vienna Caboose sits near the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail and was restored for all to enjoy.  There is a kiosk with historical information about the railroad as it ties to Vienna's history.  Not much is here; but if you...

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Washington Metro

Price: $1.65+

Age: All ages

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Take an actual ride on the metro with the kids.  This easy and inexpensive option is sure to keep kids entertained on those hot and cold days when you've exhausted all of your options.

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Wheaton Regional Park

2002 Shorefield Road
Wheaton MD 20902

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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Fun, fun, fun is the best description of Wheaton Regional Park. Just about anything a kid could want and more is available here. Explore the many play structures connected by bridges, slide down giant tunnels, climb through an enormous sand...

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