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Address: Riddoch Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8737 2247
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Look beyond the facade

Just off the main street in the main shopping area of Penola What a novel place this is, looks cheap and glitzy and very much kid orientated. How wrong can one be. The children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Just off the main street in the main shopping area of Penola What a novel place this is, looks cheap and glitzy and very much kid orientated. How wrong can one be. The children would certainly love it but the adults and those in between would be hard pressed not to be enthralled and amused by this escape from reality.... More 

Thank sly555
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

While travelling in Australia i picked up a flyer for this in a tourist information. My girlfirend was extremely sceptical but i forced her in. Turned out to be great fun (we are 22 and 23)! There was so many quirky and witty figurines to look at you could be there forever. To ensure ultimate enjoyment we did a sort... More 

Thank Mike M
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have to admit I was excited for weeks before visiting this place which I found by chance on Trip Advisor. It wasn't until the day before that we realised that it is only open on certain days (weekends and school holidays I think??) and thought we would have to miss out. We decided to give them a call and... More 

Thank Littlelioncat
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Kooky and very very different. Even the teenager and the tweenager enjoyed themselves. This is a weird and wonderful homage to miniature figurines and glitter paint across all decades.

Thank JAPN
Portland, Australia
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A fun place for train buffs and families alike. Don't miss this where you can see a great set up and if you have model railways yourself you may gain some valuable inspriation. A place to love a place to find your inner child.

Thank Eddie2891951
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised when visiting with my family, ( me my partner and four daughters ) had a blast, graham and rose's hospitality was fantastic so much time and effort was put into this fantasy park keep up the great work!! We'll be back soon

Thank Sheree1986
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A quirky magical must do. Don't miss the opportunity to share this experience for kids young and old. Truly unique! Wander through the indoor and outdoor displays of model making that references fantasy, fairy tales and super heroes and model trains.

Thank peter g
Millicent, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The façade hides a world of fantasy and adventure. It takes the imagination back to dreams of fairies, wizards, pirates, outerspace journeys, magical castles and mythical creatures - all embraced and interlinked by the most wonderful model railways. There is nothing like this in the world, and here it is, quietly hidden in Penola. Worth the trip - from Anywhere!

Thank Terri K
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186 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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 

Thank AussieAussie77
Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank John B

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