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Railroads on Parade

7903 State Route 9, Pottersville, NY
518-623-0100
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Thrill to RAILROADS ON PARADE, the Model Railroad Extravaganza. Five magical miniature worlds of model trains provide a first class journey for... more » Owner description: Thrill to RAILROADS ON PARADE, the Model Railroad Extravaganza. Five magical miniature worlds of model trains provide a first class journey for dreamers of all ages. Seen by over seven million people nationwide and now seen together for the first time, this 5,000 square foot indoor attraction includes the famous four season display THE STATION (seen for over twenty years in New York City), the breathtaking 110 foot long HELLGATE BRIDGE exhibit from Williamsburg, Virginia, NYC SUBWAYS, the 1939 WORLD’S FAIR and, new for 2012, the PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND exhibit. Over Fifty trains and trolleys plus animations, neon signs, computerized day-night lighting combined with amazing scenery and backdrops round out your unforgettable experience. Family and Senior friendly, this indoor one-level, ADA compliant attraction is a "must-see" for everyone. « less
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Lake George, New York
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
5 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

You will be enthralled to experience on of our regions premier attractions . For railroad buffs it is no. 1 by far.

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Staten Island, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were glad we went & would go back with different guests. After forty five minutes, though, our six year old grandson lost interest.

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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We visited here with our 6 year old who found the noise and darkness scary. He was not the only young child upset. Given the admission price of $12 for adults and $6 for children I would not recommend this attraction for everybody. The staff were kind enough to refund our child admission. If trains are your thing or you... More

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RailroadsOnParade, Owner at Railroads on Parade, responded to this review

While I'm sorry that this family didn't have a better time here at Railroads On Parade I do feel, considering the huge number of folks who are both happy and vastly impressed about their visit here, that It's hardly playing fair to impute you child's negative reaction to all the other visitors in the entire 5000 square foot exhibit hall.... More

Ulster County, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Railroads On Parade is a wonderful place for adults and children of all ages. For the adults it is a step back in time as you move from one display to the next. For the children it is a look into the past of the 30's, 40's & 50's where life was lived in a much slower pace than now.... More

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montreal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This place is beautiful. First of all to anyone who complained about the 12$ entrance you are crazy!!! Worth every penny. I would pay double the entrance fee but don't tell that to the owner, lol! One model car is valued the entrance cost. Once you see all the detail and work involved in creating and maintaining this place you... More

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RailroadsOnParade, Owner at Railroads on Parade, responded to this review

After spending nearly forty years on the Broadway Theater scene, most of that time as a Broadway Set Designer, It always feels good to get another rave review. What I've always tried to do is to create a world that other people can get drawn into and then occupy, experience and learn from. Doesn't matter whether it is a Broadway... More

new york
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Took our 14 month old here today! He loved it & so did we! Very cool display of model trains. Many trains running in several different settings! Staff was extremely friendly!

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This museum was one huge room of trains and displays that would move and go around. They had a ton of tracks and it was really well done. There are cities surrounding the tracks, they have roads, and all this cool stuff. it was expensive for what it was but if you are into trains, id say go for it.

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RailroadsOnParade, Owner at Railroads on Parade, responded to this review

I'm very glad the reviewer thinks that the exhibits at Railroads On Parade are awesome. I think so too. But at less than the cost of a neighborhood movie I'm not so sure about the expensive part. We'd love to have free admission for Railroads on Parade, but that's not the way the world works nowadays. Where else can you... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

One large-ish room contains many working trains in different scenes. The lights shift to represent day/night. It was a little pricey for what it was. We spent less than 1hr & paid $12/adult.

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RailroadsOnParade, Owner at Railroads on Parade, responded to this review

It takes all kinds and all sorts of people to make this world go around, so by all means one must respect this person's opinion. As their opinion. However, I would suggest that after you read this review that you read a few of the other reviews on this page and then make up your own minds. What we more... More

Brant Lake, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I am not even a model railroad guy, but this place is unexpected and amazing. It was well worth the visit.

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Chestertown, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Everyone from young children to my husband's 92-year old aunt who was visiting us loves this place. It's incredible. You will not regret making this a must-see. It's well-worth a short detour to Pottersville if you are in the Lake-George area. Don't miss it! Highly recommend!

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RailroadsOnParade, Owner at Railroads on Parade, responded to this review

What a great way to start the 2013 Railroads On Parade Season! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It gives us such pleasure to hear things like this. Everybody here tries so hard to please, so it's especially pleasing to hear from you about how much you enjoyed your visit. That "short detour" starts at Exit 22 on the Adirondack... More

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