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Riverside and Great Northern Railway

N115 County Rd. N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-6367
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Portage, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Milwaukee, WI
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There is nothing extreme about this attraction, but it is a nice way to relax and see some of the northwoods. Riding this small scale train was relaxing. BOGO coupons can be found in several places. Kids and train buffs will enjoy this quiet attraction.

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Moline, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This little train was a great experience for our toddlers. The workers/ volunteers shared some interesting information. We had a coupon from the Wisconsin Dells coupon book which made it a very cheap activity. We did donate money to the donation box because it is run by volunteers, and we would like to see it keep going in the future.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a great time! Unique place. I am surprised it is not more popular. Small but real steam train, engineer, conductor, so authentic... People were really nice, ready to answer all your questions or just tell you an interesting story about the old railway. Interesting place for small and grown up kids!

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a great time on Mother's Day here! Moms got in free :-) the view from the train was beautiful and the tidbit about the history was interesting too tho hard to hear. Will come back again!

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Montague, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Here we are 2 grown adults (over 40). Going to see a little train. What a great time. Watching the engineer take care of his train before the ride. Old fashion oil can and checking everything in his typical engineer hat. What a photo opportunity. Took some great black and white shots and our friends wanted copies because it looked... More

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