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Riverside and Great Northern Railway

N115 County Rd. N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-6367
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Authentic mini steam engine ride through the woods. The kids loved the ride and the train. It would have been nice to explore the full sized train car at the first and only stop but instead we watched the train turn around and then we took the exact same ride back. Again, for the kids it's great, for the adults,... More

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Gurnee, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I just recently was here this last weekend and I was desperate to visit this place. Like many other people have mention before you really need to be a train enthusiast to really love this place 100%. It was not bad but I think not worth the price ($12/adult). In short description basically they take you thru the woods for... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This ride is a must do for families or train enthusiasts...my kids had a great time and it has a bit of historical value also...prices are fair and it was a great experience...we will do this every year!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took our 3 and 8 yr. old and they enjoyed it. So glad we took the time to check this place out. The conductors were so friendly and informative they made the ride enjoyable, I can't say the same the cashier. She needs to be told that a friendly little smile would go a long way.

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Cuba City, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a fun, relaxing ride. I haven't rode this since I was a kid, and it is just as much fun. This only takes about a half hour of your time, so it is a nice fill-in attraction. Run by a volunteer group, so they really appreciate you coming. Can even see an old Pullman car along the way. Highly... More

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Portage, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was absolutely wonderful! It is sensibly priced. The workers, who are all volunteers, are patient with energetic little kids. They also joke around with each other. They create such an enjoyable atmosphere. The train ride is beautiful. And they stop at the halfway point and turn the engine around on a turntable! This really is a nice break from... More

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Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I took our 3 year old son and 6 year old daughter to the Riverside and Great Northern Railway on August 14th. Both of our kids thoroughly enjoyed the train ride! My son also loved the gift shop as he picked out a toy train there after the ride. This attraction is not priced nearly as high... More

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Rockton, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Excellent activity away from the traffic and congestion of the Dells on a weekend. 6 of us - Dad, Mom, 13, 10, 9 and almost 3 year old. Our 3 year old absolutely loved everything about it and ate up the entire experience. The older kids enjoyed themselves but had fun watching their little brother get so excited. The train... More

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ishpeming
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129 reviews 129 reviews
45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This little train ride was a lot of fun. The staff were really great too. The only thing I didn't care for was how loud the train was.

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our son is OBSESSED with trains. All trains. Everyday. The Riverside and Great Northern Railway is one of his favorite stops in the Dells. The workers/volunteers take great pride in their railway and spend time answering endless questions from visitors. They told us the story of the Milwaukee Zoo Train being "born" in their sheds and pointed out other things... More

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