Fodor's Expert Review San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo Museum/Gallery

When the 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. Out back, the Centennial Railway Garden features replicas of the streetcars and scenes of Balboa Park during the 1915 Exposition. The Toy Train Gallery has an interactive Lionel exhibit and whimsical vignettes.

Museum/Gallery Family

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1649 El Prado
San Diego, California  92101, USA


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Rate Includes: $11.50, Closed Mon.

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