To Do

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It All Starts Here

Strasburg, Pennsylvania begins at the Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant. Whether you're staying overnight in a caboose or just passing through, there is something for you at the Red Caboose.

What To Do

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MOVIES IN THE 
TRAIN BARN

Free family-friendly movies are shown for our guests. Located in the second level of the Train Barn, adjacent to Caboose #41. 

Nightly at 7:30 p.m.

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ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS

2020 is a big year - come and celebrate with us!

* Sunday, May 10 - 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event (Details coming soon)
* Saturday, May 30 - WJTL's Kid's Cookie Break, 9AM-12PM
* Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19 - Gospel Jubilee Under the Tent! Buy Tickets 

More details coming soon. Stay tuned!

outdoor kid-friendly real train

THE RED CABOOSE EXPRESS

Take a ride on our trackless train! Enjoy a full property tour while you ride in style. 

Available 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
On the hour & by chance
Seasonal, May-September
$2.50 pp

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NICKELODEON PLAYER PIANO

A relic of The Red Caboose Motel, the nickelodeon player piano on the front porch is a must-see! 

Open Daily

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A IS FOR AMISH BUGGY RIDES

You haven't lived until you've seen Amish Country from the back of an authentic Amish buggy. Hosts John& Jesse take guests on guided tours lasting from 25-80 minutes, exploring the many facets of Amish life. Located under the pavilion by the railroad tracks in front of the main building. 

Check with Lobby for hours.
Weather permitting

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WHISTLE STOP ARCADE

Been a while since you've dropped a few quarters into an arcade game? Relive your youth and show your kids that there was life before PlayStation. Located in Vending Depot. 

Open Daily. 
Change machine available.

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PETTING ZOO

Interact with our happy herd of adorable animals at the petting zoo. Our current crew includes a potbelly pig, American Alpaca, long-eared goat and miniature ponies. 

Open dawn 'till dusk 
Animal feed available for purchase

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VIEWING TOWER

Climb to the top of our 50' silo for a spectacular unobstructed view of the surrounding farm land, the Strasburg Rail Road and, of course, the Red Caboose Motel. New in 2016, a silo roof to keep guests dry and in the shade while sightseeing. 

Open dawn 'till dusk
Admission by donation

* May close during private events

FIND MORE TO DO

Discover the real Lancaster County and find more to do nearby! Visit StrasburgPA.com and explore all that Strasburg has to offer.

All About the Caboose Video Series

Check out these video shorts about all there is to do on property at The Red Caboose Motel. 

Other Videos

Thomas Comes to Strasburg

The Petting Zoo

The Viewing Tower

The Player Piano

The Red Caboose Express