Experience the excitement and history of railroading at the non-profit, all-volunteer Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum. Founded in 1956 by a group of train enthusiasts, the museum educates the public on railroad history. The live steam, gas-mechanical and electric railroad technologies can be seen in actual operation. The majority of everything in the facility, including the trains, was built by members of the museum, all of whom take pride in constantly improving the railroad.
The address of the Railroad Museum is 5202 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027. It is located in an area that is home to the Hollywood sign, known as Griffith Park, between Travel Town and the Los Angeles Zoo. Less than a 10-minute drive from Hollywood and Universal City, the Griffith Park museum is in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Train rides are offered every Sunday, except for certain holidays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, weather permitting. It’s suggested that each rider make a small donation to ride the incredible machines. During your ride through the park, you’ll notice three miniature towns, two water towers, a roundhouse, three train stations, a coal tipple, two control towers, and other building displays. You’ll want to bring a little extra spending money so after your ride, you can stop by the Souvenir window for T-shirts, pins, wooden train whistles, and more!
While in the area, the kids will love the Los Angeles Zoo and its wide variety of animal species. If time allows, future astronomers will appreciate the Griffith Observatory’s rooftop telescopes. If sightseeing is what you prefer, Los Angeles day tours are offered so you can take in such places as the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
To get to the Railroad Museum from our Woodland Hills location, follow the driving directions we have included below. Click here for another attraction.