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Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Great, Fun Layout

We sort of stumbled into this wonderful layout while booking tickets for the Skunk Train in Ft... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Deb K
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Fun and great history

Saw this in the local mag. Kind of a rainy day , when we arrived the're a few locals with tons of... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Patrick M
San Clemente Ca, United States
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The Mendocino Coast Model Railroad and Historical Society (MCMR&HS) is based in Fort Bragg, CA. We are dedicated to preserving the history of the logging industry that built the towns along the Mendocino Coast. We educate children and adults about...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 W Laurel St, Behind the Skunk Train Building, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3410
+1 707-964-6371
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sort of stumbled into this wonderful layout while booking tickets for the Skunk Train in Ft. Bragg. I believe IIRC it's all run and maintained by amateurs but they sure know how to create an interesting and intricate set of layouts. We walked around...More

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Saw this in the local mag. Kind of a rainy day , when we arrived the're a few locals with tons of information and history. A great show for adults and children alike. A very nice find in this small town

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 13 July 2018

WOW, what an amazing visual history of Fort Bragg this team of rail enthusiasts has created! It's fun AND educational. How can you beat that? We especially loved the story of the rail-traveling "hobo" dog, displayed in miniature on the moving train scene. Be sure...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I enjoyed the train ride, and the narrative history of the region going back to 1855. Very informative, well presented and fun too.

Thank Avram G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

You can spend as little or as much time as you want seeing how the early days of logging was done on the Mendocino coast. They had 13 G scale model trains running on several different tracks showing logging, lumber, supply, & maintenance of way...More

Thank chuck203
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Hidden Jewel - The display is hidden in an old railroad building behind the Skunk Train Depot. Admission is free with your Skunk Train ticket, (and probably a very small donation without a ticket). The display is entertaining and has something for all ages, 2-100....More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 26 April 2018

If you like model trains you'd like this exhibit. They had many trains running--all G scale I believe. The scenes are local area ones. The trains even go outside on part of their loop so be sure to look at the setup on the side...More

Thank fungramma51
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Very detailed depiction of the trains between the redwood groves and the pier in Fort Bragg. There were three trains running on tracks that went both indoors and outdoors. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and friendly. If you ride the Skunk Train admission is included....More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for kids and adults!! My boys love to see the trains every time we visit and they enjoy the Legos as well.

Thank crockstad
Reviewed 26 March 2018

They love the history of the area, and they work on different parts of the model. It was so much fun, just talking to them.

Thank Leslie k S
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