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Travel Town

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An interactive transportation museum that caters to kids.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5200 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1472
+1 323-662-5874
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Reviewed yesterday

Travel Town is a super (and free!) attraction for train enthusiasts, both young and old. It is a compact attraction with room for kids to explore. We visited on a Sunday morning and it was not crowded and there was plenty of parking, too. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank michelskt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very manageable museum with old locomotives and various types of cars, as well as some older vehicles used to transport milk and fuel. A miniature train ride around the facilities is particularly fun for children. I visited with my 2+ year old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Francisco G
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Fun afternoon trip with some interesting locomotives. Has a Fred Harvey display, a nice surprise, a unique treat. Not real big but worth the stop. Free entry, only cost is to ride the mini train- fun for kids or the kids at heart. Train goes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank FindingMyWayHome2
Reviewed 4 January 2019

It's an attraction that's all about the trains. You can look at them, ride on them, eat near them and learn about them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank as4beatles
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Love trains, what to learn about the history about trains this is the place to bring the family. So much stuff to do. You can ride the train, learn how train were built, the history behind the train and their passengers and a cool give...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank selvync2014
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

There is a train ride for $5 each and the kids like it. You can go there for picnic and great place for pics! And it’s free admission!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shirleyho13
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Was my favorite place as a child & still one of my favorite places as an adult. Although the rest of Los Angeles is a mecca for the criminals & the homeless, TravelTown retains its unique character and charm as one one America's few places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2015tanuki
Reviewed 16 October 2018

FREE. Lots of locomotives, all of which can be touched and some of which can be climbed into. Picnic area. Miniature train that can be ridden. Play park. OK book and gift store. A great two-hour visit for 12 year-olds at heart.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdventureTraveler113
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I've visited many times, but it had been a while. My wife went with me reluctantly and then I had to drag her out of the building with the several model railroads. When I was younger, most of the equipment was outside, but now several...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 16 September 2018

we went there in August 2018, it was boiling hot and there weren't many trees around, however my kid loved the trains there. you dont need to buy tickets to visit . (But we paid $40 for uber to get there and same for return,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Josh B
4 March 2018|
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Response from esethebomb | Reviewed this property |
There is a public bus that goes to the observatory, but to travel town you can bike, which is quite a ride. I always drive since I want to go to several area in the park. Uber is a good alternative. I hope this helps?
22 July 2016|
Response from elizabethlascheid | Reviewed this property |
It is, but some of the trains are not--they say they are, but they are a pain. You can get around most of the area with no problem. If in a wheelchair you will be fine with the exception of a few of the trains. If you just... More