Old Town Model Railroad Depot

Currently Closed
  • Address: 2415 San Diego Ave #107, San Diego, CA 92110, 92110, United States
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6192999015
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Landmarks

This is one of the largest privately owned O scale model train exhibits in the world. The full size is about 2500 square feet. The level of detail is incredible, encompassing a town of a hundred buildings from the 1950s, people in the streets, sweeping landscapes of mountains and lakes and even a large dam. Half of the layout is done in night-mode, the other half in day. Iconic characters like Superman and Marilyn Monroe are included.

  • Donations are appreciated.

  • Buses 8, 9, 10, 28, 30, 35, 44, 84, 88, 105, 150, St George to San Diego, Temporary Substitute Service stop Old Town Station
  • Green Line stop Old Town Station
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  • Old Town Model Railroad Depot Address: 2415 San Diego Ave #107, San Diego, CA 92110, 92110, United States
  • Old Town Model Railroad Depot Contact Number: +1-6192999015
  • Old Town Model Railroad Depot Timing: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Old Town Model Railroad Depot Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Old Town Model Railroad Depot(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Old Town Model Railroad Depot: 01:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://www.oldtownmodelrailroaddepot.com/
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  • 0.86% of people who visit San Diego include Old Town Model Railroad Depot in their plan

  • 33.33% of people start their Old Town Model Railroad Depot visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Old Town Model Railroad Depot

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Town Model Railroad Depot

People normally club together San Diego Museum Of Man and Mission Brewery while planning their visit to Old Town Model Railroad Depot.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This is an awesome spot. We stumbled upon the Old Town Model Railroad museum after eating lunch in Old Town. Free admission, they just ask for a donation which I would encourage you to make. $5-10 is well worth it. Our 3 year old son could have spent hours in the train museum. He loved it and it was impressive how much detail everything had. You definitely need to check this place out next time you're in Old Town. Check out more on YouTube / Alex & Erika

  • It's awesome that it's free. Has a nice big town/track with a night and day section. Wish they had more than just 2 trains going at that time. My 4 year old son loved it and didn't want to leave

  • This is the most amazing model railroad display that I've ever seen. We've gone back to visit it many times... they frequently add new features. It's actually two connecting layouts in adjoining rooms -- daytime in the country, and nighttime in the city. Donations are accepted, but there is no admission fee.

  • I remembered we just went in and out because it was claimed to be free. However, a mad woman chased us out and yelled at us for not donating. There really wasn't much to see but still impressed by their hospitality. It seems like their routine if you read other reviews.

  • Doesn't look like much from outside but don't be fooled. This model railroad is amazing! You can't see it all in one trip. Admission is free but they do ask for donations to help keep this place open.

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