Take a Ride on the Historic Charros Carousel at Mccormick-Stillman Railroad Park
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a family-oriented railroad-themed park situated in the heart of Scottsdale, 7301 East Indian Bend Road, this 40-acre railroad park features a 5/12ths Scale Train Ride, 15-inch Gauge Railroad, a 1907 Magma Arizona Railroad Locomotive, 1950’s Charro Carousel, the 1944 Swiss Railway Clock, Historical Railroad Museum, Three Model Railroad Clubs, a 7.5-inch Gauge Live Steam Railroad and a 1928 Roald Amundsen Pullman Car that cost $205,000 and once was used by Presidents Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower used the car solely throughout his famous whistle-stop campaign in 1952.
From the building, you will certainly be able to see seven various ranges of trains in addition to 360-degree sights of HO-Gauge, N-gauge, and O-gauge operating train designs. The structure is one of the most special of its kind in the nation with a creative structure style that allows everyone including children and people in wheelchairs to view the model train displays.
The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is operated by the city of Scottsdale’s Parks & Recreation Department. It is the most unique park of its kind in the country in which you can see the Walter “Gabe” Brooks Machine Shop, which was integrated in 1930 and was Scottsdale’s first machine shop. Also take a ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad Dining Car, the 1950-vintage Charros Carousel, and Arboretum Train.
You can visit a variety of shops and museums, or just unwind in the grass under a tree in Scottsdale’s most beautiful park. If the kids get bored, they can play on their one-of-a-kind playgrounds or play areas, one of which is Southwestern-themed with adobe construction. They also have two food concessions and a souvenir shop. Reservable picnic areas and staff conducted birthday parties in a railroad car are also available. The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is open to the public seven days a week.