• Miniature Railroad & Village
  • Nov. 15 – Miniature Railroad reopens
    Closed all day on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving Day
    - The Rangos Giant Cinema open

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Rangos Giant Cinema
Rangos Giant Cinema
21+ Nights
21+ Nights

Miniature Railroad & Village®

Presented by:Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor

Close-up of miniatures


The Miniature Railroad & Village® is closed through Nov. 14, 2018 for annual maintenance. It will reopen to the public Nov. 15, 2018 with a NEW model!

Take a walking tour of western Pennsylvania at the world-renowned Miniature Railroad & Village®.

This beloved exhibit's story began in 1919 with a man named Charles Bowdish of Brookville, Pa. Originally a holiday display on the second floor of his house, it moved to the Buhl Planetarium in 1954, and ultimately found its final home at Carnegie Science Center in 1992.

The Miniature Railroad & Village® features hundreds of wonderfully realistic animated scenes that illustrate how people lived, worked, and played in our region during an era spanning the 1880s to the late 1930s.

Primanti Bros. in the Strip District!
The Primanti Bros. restaurant in the Strip District has welcomed patrons along 18th and Smallman Street since 1933, and this year, the beloved restaurant, known for its towering coleslaw-and-french-fry-topped sandwiches, opened shop in Carnegie Science Center's Miniature Railroad & Village® as the new historic installation for 2017.

More favorites include the Westinghouse Atom Smasher, Crawford Grill, Fallingwater, Forbes Field, Punxsutawney Phil at Gobbler's Knob, Luna Park, Sharon Steel Mill, Manchester Farms, and a historic Pittsburgh incline, to name a few.

By the Numbers

The Miniature Railroad & Village® features:

  • 105 animations
  • 250,000+trees
  • 14 aircraft
  • 85 automobiles
  • 1 Incline (Monongahela Incline)
  • 60 trucks
  • 22 horse-drawn vehicles
  • 23,000 fans in Forbes Field

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