To Do

exterior of Casey Jones' Restaurant on a sunny day

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

Playground

PLAYGROUND

Let your little engineers run free on our playgrounds. 
 
Located by the Barn and along Paradise Lane.

men and women in concert attire holding hymnals

ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS

2022 is a big year - come and celebrate with us!

* Saturday, May 14- WJTL's Kid's Cookie Break, 9AM-12PM

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. 

Hours by chance. Call to enquire.

$2.50 pp

close up of a fancy piano

NICKELODEON PLAYER PIANO

A relic of The Red Caboose Motel, the nickelodeon player pianos on the front porch and on the bridge in Casey Jones' Restaurant are 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. "Divers" take guests on guided tours lasting from 25-80 minutes, exploring the many facets of Amish life. Located at the plaform by the railroad tracks in front of the main building. 

Call for current hours.
Weather permitting.

Close-up of bowl of soup

FOOD CHALLENGES

Calling all gastro engineers! Are you loco enough to take on our Big Boy Breakfast Challenge or Saluda Burger Challenge? If shoveling 16 pancakes or 4.5 lbs of beef, pork and fries into your firebox sounds like a good idea then make your way to Casey Jones' Restaurant to get started!

Available daily during regular restaurant hours.

the face of a goat sticking out from between two fence boards

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. 

The viewing tower is currently closed while the Barn is under construction.

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