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Riverside and Great Northern Railway

N115 County Rd. N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-6367
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Knoxville, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We enjoyed the change of pace of this attraction. I think it's well worth the trip to get there.

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IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We had so much fun taking the train and wondering around. It is a great place for children and adults alike. I think I actually enjoyed it more than my daughter and I am not a big train fan. Please seek out this attraction, it is one of a kind and run by volunteers.

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Tomah, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This is a wonderful little train. Great for kids and adults. Nice wilderness train route that also goes over a bridge. When you get at the first end you get out and are told information about the train and the area. Get to watch the train turn around on the turntable. Staff is very nice and they are all volunteers.... More

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Canton, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Had a good time. Kids enjoyed the ride and the popcorn that was for sale prior to departure. Not a long train ride, about 30 minutes in total. Can be expensive as a family if you don't have a coupon. Go to Culver's ahead of time for one of their coupon cards which will get you free kids admissions, will... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

The Great Northern Railway is a small steam train that people can ride through about 1.5 miles of track through the woods. The scenery was ok and the kids enjoyed the train ride. Small train - so sort of like a zoo or carnival train ride - just longer...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Boy, that engine was loud, but it was a nice trip through the woods and everyone had a good time.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We had a great time---the train and grounds are beautiful and made for adorable photos of the kids. The ride was pleasant, although I would recommend sitting farther back if you have really little ones. Our 2-year-old was startled every time the train sounded its horn. Afterward, we had a picnic lunch from the cafe at little tables near the... More

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Billed as a museum, but more items on sale than display.

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Forest View, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

we all had a great time on this train ride. everyone there are volunteers so go and support them. good cause

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Neat miniature train for rides. Pleasant staff. Train stuff to buy.

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