Colfax, Iowa: Trainland U.S.A.

A cross-country tour of a miniature USA, using 25 Lionel trains running on 4,000 feet of track.
Address:
3135 Hwy 117 N., Colfax, IA
Directions:
I-80 exit 155, then two miles north on Hwy 117. Look for the Rock Island Railroad passenger train car, which serves as Trainland's gift shop.
Hours:
Mem.Day-Labor Day daily 10 am - 6 pm. Closed off-season. (Call to verify)
Phone:
515-674-3813
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Trainland U.S.A.

I spent about an hour looking at this amazing train display. So much detail! Was a fun diversion. A real Rock Island Railroad passenger train car serves as Trainland USA's gift shop.

[Traveler, 06/17/2012]
Trainland U.S.A.

This operating toy train museum depicts a cross-country tour of the USA, featuring 25 Lionel "O" gauge trains running on 4,000 feet of track, covering 2,600 square feet of display area. Adults and kids alike will enjoy moving displays, and detailed backgrounds of various locations in the USA.

[Matt, 10/28/2001]

Trainland U.S.A. was completed in 1981, and it's still run by its owner, farmer Red Atwood. See itty-bitty gun fighters in the Old West, a moonshine still in Missouri, an operating drive-in movie theater, San Francisco trolley cars!

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