Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum
5202 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA, USA
www.lals.org - (323) 662-8030
Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum Reviews
Super Crazy for Model Trains May 11, 2008
Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum is only open once a week for four hours so it’s not something you just stumble onto. What you find what you get there is probably the biggest set of model trains you will ever encounter.
The cost for riding these giant model trains is free but they ask you for a $3 donation before giving you tickets. You can refuse to pay... but its $3 so don't be cheap.
The line can get long but not if you go on a holiday like Mother's Day.
The model train ride is about one mile and takes about seven minutes. The train passes by a couple of model houses, goes through two tunnels and goes over two impressive mini bridges.
Museum Non-members cannot walk around the grounds. I spoke to a museum member and they pretty much have their way with the park for less than $40 a year - which is probably only worth it if you really love model trains.
Even if you aren't a model train enthusiast this is a good stop for anyone visiting Los Angeles with kids and looking for something to do on Sunday afternoon. My son loved it and would probably give it 4 or 5 stars.
Photos from the model train aren't allowed but as you can see from my photos its not too hard to snap a couple of shots.
Live Steamers is tucked away behind large trees and can be tough to spot. It's next to travel town but the two are not connected.
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