Travel Town Museum Foundation


Our Mission 

The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the development of the Southwest Region of the United States, particularly the Los Angeles area. We fulfill this mission by supporting the restoration, operation, and interpretation of the historic railroad equipment at the City-operated Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park.

The Foundation supports Travel Town by helping the Department of Recreation & Parks to fund and administer the Museum's volunteer programs, restoration projects and educational outreach efforts. Many of the Museum's programs and activities are funded through grants and donations along with proceeds from our Museum Gift Shop.

We hope you will come for a visit and experience all the Park has to offer you and your family. Become a member, volunteer, shop in the Gift Shop, take a Docent Tour, ride the train and, most of all, keep the rails alive! See you soon!


Travis Mod

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

Took my 2.5 year olds here. First part was great where you could see inside the train. Disappointing to see majority of trains were closed or private party only. My kids enjoyed the play area inside the museum and the train ride which was 2.50 each.

Daniel DeMoss

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Cool little park/musuem. Great for kids birthdays/get togethers. The cars can be rented and are affordable ( 150 after getting your deposit back). They have a fridge and has air conditioning inside. Lots of trains to look at with a cute train ride that goes around the park. Only down side is there isn't any trains you can really climb which is all the kids want to do.

Sherry Brown

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My family and I had a wonderful time at Travel Town Museum. It was clean, plenty of green space to relax, walkways flat enough to push a stroller, and the trains were impressive, so huge close up. I am writing this review because of a experience I had at the gift shop. I collect snow globes and thought this would be a good reminder of our wonderful visit. I purchased a snow globe and was showing it to my grand daughter. She dropped it on the cement and it chipped and cracked. I took it into the gift shop and they allowed me to exchange it for a new snow globe. I was so impressed. I would recommend this destination for a wonderful experience!

John Ngo

Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

I like looking at the trains and I went with my staff person it was a really great museum. I also bought a shot glass as a souvenir at the Museum store. I would recommend anyone who likes trains to come and see for yourself.

Bryce Caster

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

LA's outdoor train museum is a cool place to explore for an hour or so. Most people don't go, but they have a really interesting indoor exhibit on this history of the Fred Harvey Company.