The New York Museum of Transportation is located in Rush, NY and is quite the diamond in the rough. Addison has always enjoyed trains as well as her friends so one sleepover weekend, we headed over to take advantage of their Sundays only hours!
No need to set aside your whole day for this trip as the museum isn't large but it is a perfect morning or afternoon stop. I'd recommend taking kids who are very interested in trains and about age 5+ as their is more information to absorb than activities. Two enjoyable aspects for all ages are the trolley ride and the old train cars and engines you may walk onto. The trolley ride is about 30 minutes but fun to ride on with little ones for a relaxing little trip at the end of the visit. Take advantage of being surrounded by the old artifacts, read and ask many questions to get the most out of the museum! For those who love model trains and if you attend with kids, visit the model train room. There is an awesome set up the kids watched for quite some time and I'd say that was there favorite things aside from the trolley ride.
The museum offers one time admission fees, memberships and/or group visits. They also have special event days which you can view on their website. Check it out soon to read about their upcoming Halloween Special and Holly Trolley Rides in December!
My dad instilled an appreciation for history and trains and for that reason I loved this museum and will surely return.