The Travel Town Museum is a quaint and very un-L.A attraction which may be why it is so appealing. This attraction has been operating since 1947 and since that time has displayed a range of classic locomotives and carriages to the public. This is a lovely place to spend a tranquil afternoon with the children.
Things to Do
- Your kids should love the Train Town Railroad. This is a 16" gauge track that was constructed back in the 1970s. The Railroad is open throughout the year offering rides to the public in custom built miniature trains which pull original coaches sourced from the Gene Autry Melody Ranch Museum.
- The Travel Town Museum offers group tours by appointment. They tailor these tours to the age range of the visitors. So for children in Grade 2 and under railroad songs and activities take place in their "Holden's Corner" Learning Area while groups of third graders and older will have a tour which deals with railroad safety and general information on locomotives and railroad cars. Adults can organize a walking tour that explains the evolution of passenger cars and steam engines.
- There are docent guided tours of the Museum every second Saturday of the month at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. This tour gives you the chance to visit a real Dining Car or a club car known as "The Little Nugget".
Travel Town Museum Insider Tips
- Admission to the Museum is free though they do accept donations to aid with the running and upkeep of their trains and exhibits.
- The Museum is open every day except for Christmas Day.