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!


M.J. Kang

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Charming place to see a variety of trains that no longer are put to work. Bring a picnic. Also a great place for birthday parties for train enthusiasts. Parking can be challenging as it tends to fill up. Wear running shoes or comfortable shoes to walk around.

R. Fitz

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Took my 2 year old grandchild to ride the mini train. There were many trains to see. Not very hands on. Many trains and cars were in disrepair. Its a hands off. Place. Not what I expected at all. I appreciated the old engines but there wasnt 1 single blue train in the bunch. I liked it but My grandchild was bored.

Eddie Barlow

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Small spot filled with big trains. Trains are impressive but it would be better if you could go inside them. Play area is very sad . Not worth the trip if this is your reason for going.

Vincent Bern

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

This place is very nice and the train ride was very fun for the kids. However, most of the train cars were chained off. There used to be a lot more open for the kids to explore bit now there's only three. Very disappointed.

Pri D'Rion

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

We love this place. There is a little train that you can ride on. Lots of open space for kids to run around.