Make Tracks for the Best Train Museums in the Country

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You’re never too old to ride the rails. To help you discover (and explore) a few awesome engines, we tracked down the best train museums from coast to coast. Whether you’re a big buff or a little buff, these historic sites, antique collections, and interactive exhibits will keep you clickety-clacking down the track. Flip through the album to see them all.

Steamtown – Scranton, Pa

<span style="font-weight:400;">This heritage museum is also a National Historic Site. It's built around a working turntable and roundhouse, and the complex is made up of several museums: history, which follows the timeline of the railroad and the people who worked it, and the technology, which exhibits the gadgets, gizmos, and working parts that make a railroad work. Kids will get a thrill when they see the sectioned steam locomotive, and everyone can take a ride with a park ranger on a real working engine! </span> <b>Online</b><span style="font-weight:400;">: </span><a target="_blank" href="https://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm"><span style="font-weight:400;">nps.gov</span></a> <p style="text-align:right;"><em><span style="font-weight:400;">photo: </span><a target="_blank" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/chung123/7992179165/in/photolist-dbf1qv-5nYYVQ-5nULjt-5nZ1DY-5nZ1Lf-TvSGZ3-5nUNs4-8XSzWE-6Y9aHW-5nULKg-5nUJXp-5nZ2ey-5nULCk-5nULwk-5nZ6s9-6Y58YD-8XPKpa-966CnS-5nZ68U-8XSNa9-6Y9bBs-6Y9a5h-5nZ293-5nZ16d-5nZ4hd-6Y589P-5nUNHK-RUaxUn-9xC689-SW25M5-9xC2BA-4jwBRn-KnY7ap-9qZeFd-9xCg4w-7WXeg5-9xCgZd-9xCefj-qnqmyo-a4ejZD-963BeH-cddRq7-5nULy4-8XSzKL-5nZ5gQ-5nUJLt-5nUKkz-6Y99Rb-5nUJSX-dbf5w7"><span style="font-weight:400;">Chung Chu</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;"> via Flickr</span></em></p>fuck

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— Allison Sutcliffe