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 BARN

Due to extensive damage the barn sustained during a storm on Friday, November 2nd, there will be no more movies until further notice. 

We will post updates as they become available. Thank you for your understanding.

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SUMMER SERIES 2019

Due to damage in the Barn, the Summer Entertainment Series will have to find a new home for 2019. Check back soon for details on lawn concerts and events with Casey Jones’ Restaurant!

outdoor kid-friendly real train

THE RED CABOOSE EXPRESS

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

Available 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
On the hour & by chance

$2.50 pp

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NICKELODEON PLAYER PIANO

Bringing back one of the highlights of The Red Caboose property in days gone by, the nickelodeon player piano on the front porch is a must-see! 

Open Daily

back view of an old fashioned horse-drawn carriage

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 Caleb, John, Rachael and Aaron 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

two excited kids in front of arcade games

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

an old bar silo against a bright blue sky

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

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Discover Lancaster

For a complete listing of things to do in Lancaster County, visit Discover Lancaster

All About the Caboose Video Series

Check out these video shorts about all there is to do on property at The Red Caboose Motel. New episode released weekly!

Other Videos

Thomas Comes to Strasburg

The Petting Zoo

The Viewing Tower

The Player Piano

The Red Caboose Express