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Riverside and Great Northern Railway

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Address: N115 County Rd. N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone Number: (608) 254-6367
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This was a cute place. My 3 year old son loved the train ride. Look out for coupons in the free Wisconsin Dells coupon book.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Woodridge, Illinois, United States
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Embarrass, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

There really wasn't anything to see except trees and fake birds placed on the trail. Maybe OK for kids but wasn't entertaining for us adults.

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Woodridge, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a cute place. My 3 year old son loved the train ride. Look out for coupons in the free Wisconsin Dells coupon book.

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Waterloo, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This was totally great. This not-for-profit 15" scale railway is run by volunteer enthusiasts who are super happy to answer questions and nerd out about railroading. The scenic train ride is exciting for little engineers and peaceful & serene for adults tired of the Dells' main strip.

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My 4 year old loved this train ride. We did too. Only regret was buying a train whistle from the store.... It was a long ride home with our son & that whistle. ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you or your child is fan of trains then you need to visit this museum. I have read some of the other reviews about the price, which I felt was fair. It should be known that the railway is run by a volunteers. They keep it running to ensure that it is there for the children that visit and... More 

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Peoria, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We visited on a Thursday, when they said the steam engines were not running due to a shortage of operators. We didn't mind though because the steam engines can be loud and our son doesn't like loud noises. They had a gas-powered engine pulling the train instead. It's a nice ride and we liked watching the little engine spin around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We took our kids (18 months and 7 years). They both love trains so they thought it was pretty neat. It was a little pricey for what it is but don't forget your coupon!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a nice little place to take the kids. You get a chance to sit and relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the kids like the fact that they get to ride a train.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It was about a 20 minute ride on a small train (like what the zoo has). It was beautiful scenery but I thought the price was a bit high. It was $28 for 2 adults and 2 kids and we used the super splash pass which saves us $12. They had a nice store with a lot of Thomas and... More 

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Vergas, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Worth the ride. Nice little ride with excellent scenery and historical facts. With a little bit of humor to go along.

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