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Travel Town Museum

Map & Directions 5200 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Sun,Sat 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm


LA Weekly's Description

This Griffith Park transportation museum, opened in 1952, features a ridable miniature steam train, guided tours of historic cars and locomotives and a gallery with changing exhibits. BBQs and Picnic areas are available on a first come, first served basis.

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  • laweeklybestof wrote a review for Travel Town Museum
    on 05/06/09

    In the general category of obsessive types, rail fanatics are hard to beat. It's one of those fixations that begins in childhood and can balloon into an all-consuming, nostalgia-drenched existence. A glance at any historical rail Web site, typically filled with pages of precise timetables, minutiae about obsolete technology and other arcane information relating to gauge size and... More >>

  • Mia713714 wrote a review for Travel Town Museum
    on 06/23/08

    Great activity to do with your kids if they love trains. Many different trains to explore and climb in as well as a little train ride that circles the park. Adjacent to LA Zoo in Griffith Park so you can hit both at once if you're feeling truly ambitious.

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  • HISTORY on 03/31/10

    All aboard! Opened in 1952, this museum's collection chronicles the history of railroad transportation in the western United States from 1880 to the 1930s.

  • Mazda on 10/27/10

    Located outdoors, in the expansive Griffith Park, the museum's primary collection focus is the history of railroad transportation in the western United States from 1880 to the 1930s.

  • Tara M. on 10/19/10

    Go early and bring a picnic lunch to eat!!!

  • Darrel D. on 04/25/10

    If you're a total masochist for temper tantrums, take your little one to the gift shop.

  • Zach C. on 09/02/13

    The miniature train ride is a must do for all ages! Such a fun place!

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