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Santa Susana Depot Museum and Model Railroad

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Amazing and Unexpected Historical Gem

Whether you are into Railroads or not, this is a great place to visit. Driving by the depot one... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Thousand Oaks, California
Learn the history of Simi Valley and Santa Susana

The Depot is a look back in history with guided tours on the weekends. Curt was a fabulous docent... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Los Angeles
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6503 Katherine Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93063-4786
+1 805-581-3462
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

If history is something that lights your fire then this is really hot!!! My husband absolutely loved it!

Thank chelde
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Whether you are into Railroads or not, this is a great place to visit. Driving by the depot one Saturday I saw a sign stating that there was a tour of the station and a model railroad exhibit. It was the day before I was...More

Thank Ronald2211
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The Depot is a look back in history with guided tours on the weekends. Curt was a fabulous docent. I believe he is there on Saturdays. He is passionate about not just the Depot but the history of Simi Valley and Santa Susana. He enjoys...More

Thank onthemove22
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This station is a real look back in railroad history. It is open weekends with a guided tour. The building is over a hundred years old. You may have seen in some of the Hallmark movies.Besides the tour, you can see a huge model train...More

Thank travelbugdon
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Curt was a wonderful guide, even answering the phone and opening before scheduled hours. He understands that some people want a fast stop while others are up for seeing and hearing more, so he lets you do what you prefer. I was happy to see...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Santa Susana Depot is a nice place to visit and to get a little piece of local railroad history. It was actually a train station early in the last century. Today's trains still run past, but no longer stop. It also has a very...More

Thank Burton W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Very informative with friendly staff. A pleasure to visit. Be prepared to not be in a hurry, there's so much tp see.

Thank GaryDeanV
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a quick place to see what the the old Depot was like. It has been used in several Cowboy movies and by our local Movie studio. I was there as part of the Cub Day Camp.

Thank Simimike
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed outside. It was for a photo shoot. The groynds are lovely, old-fashion and historic. Very charming. Please respect the signs of keep off. Afterwards travel down the path for great nature inspired pictures and play. We went with Kathleen's Klassics Photography. Very relaxed...More

Thank Kath P
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

It's a quaint historical place to visit. I highly recommend this museum. It's fun for all ages. There is a park close by to stop and play.

Thank subrogoddess
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6 April 2017|
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Response from Crazycruiser59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is a museum run by volunteers. Picnic before and after at the park which is next to it for a relaxing time.
20 March 2016|
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Response from WanderingRosie | Reviewed this property |
Actually, it is by donation with the suggested donation $1 per person. Nobody stood by to demand payment (it appears voluntary) but they've put so much work into this and are so available to answer questions, a small... More