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San Diego Railroad Museum at Balboa Park
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About
At 28,000 square feet, the museum is the world's largest operating model railroad museum. This unique museum contains four enormous scale and model layouts, built by separate clubs, which depict railroads of the Southwest in O, HO, and N scales. In addition, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum features a Toy Train Gallery with an interactive Lionel layout for children and state-of-the-art theater lighting.
Since its opening to the public in March of 1982, the museum is now approaching 3 million visitors.

Getting there
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
The museum is located on the lower level of the Casa De Balboa on the Prado. in Balboa Park.

Tips & Suggestions
The Balboa Park Visitors Center, located in the National Historic Landmark House of Hospitality building, is your primary resource for information about the Park. To help Balboa Park guests decide how to spend their time in the Park, Visitors Center volunteers offer brochures, maps, audio tours and information about museum exhibits, special events, Park recreational activities, free Park guided tours, the gardens, transportation, dining options and more.

More info
Hours:
Tue. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday
Sat. and Sun. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact: (619) 696 0199

 

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