Travel Town Museum

Entertainment & Arts

North America, United States, Los Angeles

Travel Town Museum is a transport museum within Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. Travel Town was dedicated on December 14, 1952. There is no charge for museum admission or parking. It is open daily (except Christmas.) Located outdoors, in the expansive Griffith Park, the museum's primary collection focus is the history of railroad transportation in the western United States from 1880 to the 1930s, with a particular emphasis on railroading in Southern California and the Los Angeles area. The museum has numerous steam locomotives and other rolling stock on display, and some currently undergoing restoration. Visitors are permitted to climb only into the cabs of designated steam locomotives as well as into select passenger cars and cabooses. Docents guide small group tours of sleeper and club cars on the second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Visitors are not permitted to climb under, over or on the sides of any and all equipment.