Monday, February 4, 2008

Travel Town Museum

Not all museums are indoors... the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park is a mostly-outdoor museum dedicated to preserving the history of trains.

On Saturday, we took the munchkins for a visit to check out the trains, freight cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and other railroad memorbilia. You can climb on board about 2/3 of the exhibits and gain a little bit of an understanding of what it meant to be a conductor and also a passenger on these wonderful trains.

I remember coming to Travel Town when I was a kid... my brother and I would spend hours imagining all sorts of situations where we would need to fill the trains with coal and water. Take tickets from passengers... "Alllll aboard!" I can still hear him yelling...