Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit

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Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit

Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit
4.5
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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The Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit has over 40 model trains rolling down 18,000 feet of track; more than 1,000 miniature structures, some handmade from scratch; 30,000 lights illuminating the stars, sky, moon, and buildings; and a real thunderstorm!
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Sam T
Yardley, PA2 contributions
Beyond my imagination.
Feb 2020
I did not know what to expect, we arrived in middle of the show and were let in, came back later for full show. I was amazed, two types of trains, HO scale & O gauge. There were at least 15 trains running, even had a subway train. worth your time.
Written March 16, 2020
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gelareeder
New Tripoli, PA19 contributions
Amazing train display
Mar 2019
Very clean and everything functions. Best large display in the area. Only down side is they only operate display for a half hour at a time on the half hour. Check their web site for details.
Written February 10, 2020
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diningexpert1
Hellertown, PA437 contributions
Three Grands Loved It
Jan 2020 • Family
Took three grands, ages 6, 4, and 2,, to see train display. The 6-yr-old loved the outdoor movie theater. The 2 yr-old liked all the trains. The 4-yr-old, the birthday girl, loved the souvenir unicorn she received at the ticket booth. She also like the ski resort with lifts and ponds. The display features about 40 trains and 18,000 feet
of track. The venues include, city, farm, mountains, and a 24'
x16' lake with boats, rainfall, thunder, and lightening. The 60 piece operating amusement park was amazing. Shows are on an hourly basis with a small scale display to visit before and after the show. The display has buttons the children can push to activate the display items-carosel, merry-go-round, high wire act, etc. All in all a fun visit at a reasonable price. Tickets available at door. One dollar coupon available online. Closed May and June.
Written January 4, 2020
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Alan J
Centreville, MD3 contributions
There was an actual storm with rain and thunder!
Oct 2019
Well done exhibit. They had actual rain and a storm-like simulation. The larger gauge was the best. A fun time for about an hour.
Written November 17, 2019
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williamhH6115DH
Schnecksville, United States6 contributions
Very nice trains
Oct 2019
Very nice people and trains display. Lots of trains. Lots of neat buildings. Has a drive-in theater and amusement park.
Written November 5, 2019
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Kathleen D
Allentown, PA21 contributions
Large Train Putz
Dec 2018
A great attraction at Christmas time. Young children will like to look at all the displays while watching the trains.
Written October 19, 2019
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Larry B
Bethlehem, PA59 contributions
Train lovers delight
Aug 2019
For those who love real trains as well as model toy trains this is the exhibit to visit. There are hundreds of scenes depicting all forms of living along with trains running all over the display. The time of day changes going from day to night with thousands of lights coming on . Trains running from cities to towns to industries and the country. It is really amazing what has been put into this giant display.
Written October 15, 2019
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RobChills
Nutley, NJ267 contributions
Amazing exhibit that exceeded expectations
Aug 2019
We stopped here on our way to Lancaster and our 3yr old son had an amazing time. Actually, our entire family loved it (2 adults, 2 seniors, and the LO). The mall isn't what you expect (more like a warehouse), but if you like comics, collectible toys, or antiques you'll find find it to be pretty darn interesting! The train show lasts about 30min, which is about the time it takes to see most of the fine, meticulous details of this exhibit. They have small step ladders for the smaller kids so they can see over the platform.
Written August 27, 2019
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Jim B
Kingston, PA94 contributions
Lots of surprises!
Jun 2019 • Family
This exhibit is in a rather unusual shopping center. It doesn't look like much from the street, but take a few minutes and you'll be hooked. In addition to this wonderfully intricate train setup, there are tons of nostalgic holes-in-the-wall to visit.
Written June 9, 2019
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Bigger is Not Necessarily Better
Mar 2019 • Couples
Biggest model railroad I have ever seen. Main exhibit is overwhelming. There are dozens of trains going up, over, and around. The layout is filled with houses, stores, factories, etc. but there is a lot of repetition. There a two side exhibits: a nice Fire-House-Christmas-sized small gauge layout and Thomas and Friends layout. One big negative: after about 35 minutes, everything shuts down for 25 minutes to allow the equipment to cool down. (Admission ticket is good for all day; so you can return when things are running again.)
Written March 13, 2019
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Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM


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