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Iron Spike Model Train Museum

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N Scale Trains
Main Museum Room

Model trains of various gauges and eras run in the Welcome Center.  The Main Train Hall has multiple train layouts and special displays that show the history of model railroading.  Exhibits include G-, O-, HO-, HOn3-, N- and TY-Scale layouts.  Dynamic displays include video of operating trains, as lights, sound and animation all enhance the visitor’s experience.

The Children’s Train Experience includes books, videos, a wooden play table and an art station.  It offers hands-on fun for  younger railroad enthusiasts, and a comfortable seating area.

The Research Library has 20,000 volumes, including books, magazines and videos, and vintage “how-to” instruction books. Topics range from model railroading and railroad history to personal histories and maps.  There’s even an active train-watchers status board.

The Museum offers surplus model railroad materials in many scales at steeply discounted prices.

Join us for year-round family entertainment.  There is a modest admission cost.  Veterans and dependents are always free.

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Wednesday   10:00 am — 3:00 pm
Thursday   10:00 am — 3:00 pm
Friday   12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Saturday   10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday   12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
1498 High St.
Washington, MO 63090

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Winery / Vineyard
Discounts Offered
Military Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
Personal Check