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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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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was a 25 minute drive from downtown Lake George but my children loved it. This would be a great day trip to coordinate with the natural caves in Pottersville as they are less than 5 miles apart. While only one room, there were six very elaborate train displays. Each one had a day/night view that changed every 3 minutes.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I really enjoyed this unexpected gem. The layouts are incredibly detailed and the attraction employees are friendly and informative. The lighting in the hall and in the exhibits change every 7 minutes to simulate goeing from day to night. The hall is spotless and well maintained. If you are in the area, RoP is definitely worth a stop.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This exhibit is truly a hidden gem in the town of Pottersville, NY about 25 minutes north of Lake George. The exhibit which was formerly the Christmas display at Citigroup HQ in NY is a first class train exhibit (having been designed by a noted Broadway set designer). The exhibit features several scales of trains from O to Z, and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were really impressed with this amazing exhibition. In order to really appreciate it, you need to take the time to look at it closely, a bit at a time, so as not to miss any of the amazing details. The exhibition is “alive:” the trains are running, the lights go on and off, the neon signs are flashing, the... More

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Highly recommend. My husband has been a train buff all his life and we loved the layouts. The staff was incredible. Plan on spending hours there. Each time around you see more and more incredible scenes.

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Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I never expected to find such an elaborate FIRST RATE exhibit in this tiny town in the Adirondacks. The exquisite detail and magnitude of this exhibit gave us a lot of bang for the buck. The hostess was so gracious and really enjoyed sharing some of the finer details with us. Although I don't know much about trains, I really... More

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Lake George, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Wow! My family were ALL so impressed and interested in this spectacular display. Our little group covered an age range from 4 to 68 and covered 3 generations. My 8 year old grandson was SO mesmerized with the scavenger hunt, that he would not give up until he found EVERYTHING on the 3 pages. The displays were interesting and chock... More

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Lake George, New York
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137 reviews 137 reviews
8 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
27 helpful votes 27 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

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