Travel Town Museum

Not all museums are indoors… the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park is a mostly-outdoor museum dedicated to preserving the history of trains.

On Saturday, we took the munchkins for a visit to check out the trains, freight cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and other railroad memorbilia. You can climb on board about 2/3 of the exhibits and gain a little bit of an understanding of what it meant to be a conductor and also a passenger on these wonderful trains.
I remember coming to Travel Town when I was a kid… my brother and I would spend hours imagining all sorts of situations where we would need to fill the trains with coal and water. Take tickets from passengers… “Alllll aboard!” I can still hear him yelling…

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