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Penola Fantasy Model Railway

Address: Riddoch Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8737 2247
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Ranked #4 of 6 things to do in Penola
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English first
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a quirky and different place. We were driving through Penola and saw the sign for this place, my 4 year old loves model trains so we thought we would stop in. Glad we did! How to describe it? Its like a model rain set you would make if you were on acid, then took some magic mushrooms, then decided... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Arrived just after 10am on a Saturday. Met by Rose and paid to get in. Might be a bit expensive for some people but compared to other places charging entry fee it was on par. Had hot scones with jam and cream and a coffee which was reasonably price. Was given a guided tour by Graham who is also the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our family loves railways so this was a must stop. $35 for our family of 8. We were warmly welcomed and guided through by the owner and creator of this quirky attraction. There are railways and displays inside and outside all very colourful and sparkly. An incentive to win a prize is at stake and to win the prize answers... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

So much work has gone into this fantasy railway, the is a guided tour which I was hesitant to do at first as it was really just to get the kids out of the house, but after we were given things to look for by the station master Graham I found my sons enjoyed themselves more, they were given a... More 

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

You think that you are going to see a model railway - in fact there are six of them in all shapes and sizes, with plans for several more. The scenery is all based on fantasy - you name it - it is there somewhere - from "Barbie" to floating castles and even a working cable car. We spent an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is actually a folly of sorts, a modern everyman's folly rather than the 19th century lavish English version. This bloke has built his childhood toy fantasy, involving toy trains, cars, dolls, soldiers, lego, mechano, empty food containers et cetera to create well, sort of, well, something. Interesting not so much in itself as the way it is a window... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We travelled from Adelaide to the South East to celebrate our son turning 3. Through some investigating we came across this place and took a gamble and booked a birthday party here. It was AWESOME!! All I had to do was invite people and bring along a cake. Graham and Rose hosted the whole party from start to finish. It... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

What a quirky little place. Graham has done a fabulous job building all these tracks, so so much to look at! He was very enthusiastic engaging our 3 kids of all different ages and intellects. He even had different quizzes for the kids to complete amongst all the figurines etc. Graham went out of his way to put on extra... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

It seems like an odd thing to do on holiday, but it you have kids, this is well worth it. Every cartoon/sci-fi horror/non-fictional character you have ever heard off is hidden somewhere in this amazing labyrinth of train sets. Need to see it to believe it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I took my 2 kids, (one teenager, one toddler), to see what everyone has been raving about and honestly, I was completely disapppointed. Firstly it cost $20 just to get in the door. We arrived at about 11:30 and the sign said it opened at 10am. Nothing was going... Not a single Train in the place was moving! My son... More 

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