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Enjoy this train themed day, with model train displays at the Choo Choo Barn, riding a real steam locomotive at the Strasburg Rail Road, the Railroad Museum of PA, and more.?

Morning

Enjoy a filling breakfast a Miller’s Smorgasbord. It’s part eatery and part history lesson.  Established in 1929 and newly renovated to reflect bygone days, step back in time as you savor Lancaster’s Original, award winning smorgasbord. 

This day is about trains! Start at the Choo Choo Barn to experience one of America's largest, most engaging custom model train displays! Choo Choo Barn features more than 1,700 square feet of special model train displays with more than 150 hand-built animated figures & vehicles, and 22 operating trains.

Afternoon

Grab lunch at the Strasburg Country Store & Creamery. Not only can you have lunch, but you can taste homemade ice cream, fudge, nut butters and honey. Plus the store features old-fashioned toys and an active beehive.

Strasburg Rail Road Traveling aboard authentic passenger cars, pulled by a massive, coal-burning steam locomotive, there's beauty as far as the eyes can see. Your journey starts with a 45-minute train ride on America's oldest short-line railroad - circa 1832. Travel in Coach to First-Class or Open Air to the Dining Car - one is sure to please.

After a train ride, it only makes to learn more about trains. Next door at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, you can take the throttle in an authentic freight locomotive cab, sit in an engineer's seat, explore a caboose, experience a turn-of-the-20th-century passenger station and inspect a 62-ton locomotive from underneath. See a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and vintage railroad cars. Before you leave, stop at the “Whistle Stop Shop” Museum Store.

Evening

Dinner time! Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches in Strasburg has awesome grilled sandwiches, hearty soups, fresh green salads, desserts and a great Kid's Menu. You can even dine in a dining railroad car!

Although the day nears the end, there’s another fun surprise. The Red Caboose is Lancaster County's most unusual motel, restaurant and gift shop. Sleep in a restored 25-ton caboose and listen to and watch the Strasburg Rail Road's steam engines go by. Children of all ages will love the buggy rides, petting zoo and playground located onsite.

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301 Gap Road, Route 741, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572

(717) 687-7522

Fun train ride through Amish Country. Enjoy shops, dining and activities at the station. All aboard!

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-8628

Discover the colorful history and dramatic technology of Pennsylvania's railroad industry.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

226 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-7911

Combining the romance of railroading and the excitement of animation for a unique family experience.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

2811 Lincoln Highway East (Rt. 30), Ronks, PA 17572

(800) 669-3568

Award-winning lunch and dinner smorgasbords.  New ala carte features from $8.95.  PA Preferred, ServSafe & Reader’s Choice awards.  AAA recommended. Minutes from Sight & Sound Theatre.  Click thru for online coupons.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-7699

Awesome grilled sandwiches, hearty soups, fresh green salads, desserts and Kid's Menu. Dine in a dining railroad car! Located next to Choo Choo Barn.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

312 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572

(717) 687-5000

A truly unique experience! Sleep in a 25 ton caboose, dine in a real rail car and enjoy browsing through our gift shop.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

1 West Main Street, Centre Square, Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-0766

Featuring old-fashioned toys and candies. Sample our homemade fudge, nut butters and honeys, and visit our active beehive or wander by our shelves stocked with items for every age.

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region