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San Diego Model Railroad Museum

San Diego Model Railroad Museum Review

When the impressive exhibits at this 27,000-square-foot museum are in operation, you can hear the sounds of chugging engines, screeching brakes, and shrill whistles. Local model railroad clubs built and maintain the four main displays, which represent California railroads in "miniature," with the track laid on scale models of San Diego County terrain. A Toy Train Gallery contains an interactive Lionel exhibit that includes a camera car hooked up to a TV set showing an engineer's-eye view of the layout.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Casa de Balboa, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 | Map It
  • Phone: 619/696–0199
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Tues.–Fri. 11–4, weekends 11–5
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  • Location: Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
Updated: 09-24-2012

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