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Address: Riddoch Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8737 2247
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Fun place for the kids

We all enjoyed this place. Kooky and fun. The train stuff is really not that much or interesting, the fantasy dioramas are the interesting bits. Lots of stuff to prompt the memory... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anthony R
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We all enjoyed this place. Kooky and fun. The train stuff is really not that much or interesting, the fantasy dioramas are the interesting bits. Lots of stuff to prompt the memory of the adults and lots of interesting things for the kids to find.

Thank Anthony R
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Pictures tell you a thousand words and even then these pictures do not show you the detail, effort and passion that has been put into this fantasy world. Looking around even the 3rd time you will see stuff that you missed prior and only the keenest eyes will spot all the little details that only the creator knows. Listening to... More 

Thank saroadie
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 3, 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
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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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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 20 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
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

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 13, 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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