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Roads and Rails Museum

200 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5321
+1 301-624-5526
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Bored this MLK holiday, too cold to hike, sitting at home, 45 min from Frederick, saw this place on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenny H
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Columbia, Maryland
Fun Place for Kids Young and Old!

My husband recently took our 8 year old grandson to visit the museum. They both loved all of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Deborah H
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Frederick, MD
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“model train” (12 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (15 reviews)
“lego room” (9 reviews)
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200 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bored this MLK holiday, too cold to hike, sitting at home, 45 min from Frederick, saw this place on Trip Advisor. Little villages, figures, and trains sound great to my husband, who loves this sort of thing, so away we went. Tucked in a building...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband recently took our 8 year old grandson to visit the museum. They both loved all of the displays of trains and villages. Such a wonderful time for them to spend together and enjoy.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a great place to visit anytime but it most fun during the Christmas season. I took my grandson and his parents there and we were able to enjoy a couple of hours of keeping my grandson busy. There is so much to see...More

Thank Chris_HC168KH
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This permanent display is amazing in its detail and variety. The reasons for 4 marks instead of 5 is that the toilets needed a serious cleaning, a lot of trains weren't running, and the place is showing its age. Still, if you're in the area...More

Thank Paul-A-C-62
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Roads and Rails Museum is a hidden-gem in the Shab Row area of Frederick. They have a "play-along" activity which has you searching their displays for characters which is great for kids! Highly entertaining for the entire family.

Thank MsDonnaDW
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We visited the Roads and Rails Museum this morning. What a great hidden gem here in Frederick. The personnel were friendly and considerate. Our 9 year old son who has high functioning autism had lots of questions, but the gentleman who was working on the...More

Thank JandLplus5
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This miniature city is very similar to Roadside America up in Pennsylvania though smaller in scale. However this miniature is much cleaner and better maintained. The site is definitely geared towards kids and they have lots of buttons to push which turn on different features....More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I do not usually care for railroad things, went for my husband who loves them. This was awesome, the display was very interesting and well done. Would definitely go back with kids, as the children there were having a blast. The Lego room was great.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I came here with my husband, 5 year old and some friends. My daughter enjoyed the museum, especially the interactive part of it where you push buttons to make certain features come alive. It was interesting to look at and there was a scavenger hunt...More

Thank TriciaM01
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place is a blast. They have an awesome display. You need to walk around the whole thing many times though to see all the hidden in plain site type of things. They have buttons at kid level to make parts of the display animated....More

Thank princessjessicad2017
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