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Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit

Closes in 24 min: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Shopping for Old Stuff

Great for flea market shopping and bidding for items. Nice big mall with hardwood floors and very... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2016
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Impressive Set Up!

My husband and I had heard that the Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit was one of the best train... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2016
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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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...more
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Merchants Square Mall, 1901 South 12th St, Allentown, PA 18103
+1 610-797-7743
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

Rude people working, $$$$$not worth it. It is only open certain times...... not taken care of it looked old and dusty . we will never go back

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great for flea market shopping and bidding for items. Nice big mall with hardwood floors and very clean. They have grarge sales once a month with are full of vendors selling old and new items

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Dutch192
Reviewed January 19, 2016

My husband and I had heard that the Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit was one of the best train displays around. We decided to visit during the Model Train Meet weekend. Both of us were very impressed with the amount of tracks, trains, and buildings...More

Date of experience: January 2016
4  Thank mrsgfhjr
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Took my three year old grandson here today and his excitement was contagious. He was skipping from scene to scene. The scale of the show is huge. Forty trains running with motorized carnival and circus scenes. The detail and scale is amazing. There is even...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank hank053
Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is one of the most enjoyable model train layouts we have ever been to. Most exhibits advertise 40 trains running, and when you get there only 12 are running. But here all 40 trains are going and most are a long line of cars....More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank James L
Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Don't judge by the outside building nor the area. This place is SO worth the trip. We all were amazed at the train layouts, originality of some of the effects how clean the trains and layouts were. Shows run in 30 minute segments and it's...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank caren b
Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you are a train buff – you HAVE to see this layout …. O gauge & HO are numerous and they are working on another huge layout in an adjoining room the last time I was there…..i believe they are doing a G scale...More

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank AdVantageV12
Reviewed September 14, 2015

We like going here for K&D auctions and craft shows! The building is kind of dingy and in need of updating but I still don't mind going for the auction shop!

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

I am always looking for things to do with my grandkids and don't know how I was unaware of this treasure. I was as impressed as the children with the detail, variety and scope of this display. They would have stayed another hour. I loved...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank T0beys
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Because we had seen some pretty large layouts, we were doubtful that this would impress. Boy, were we wrong! This is a huge layout, with O gauge as well as Ho, and you will enjoy it even if you have no idea what that means!...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Ctrusso
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January 28, 2018|
Response from PaleoGypsy | Reviewed this property |
Hello. According to the web site, the model train exhibit is the work of Bernard Steinmacher. I am not sure if he is the proprietor. If you want to contact them, this is the number. 610.797.7743
December 21, 2015|
Response from AdVantageV12 | Reviewed this property |
It is around $5 per person - they only take cash There are coupons in the local paper They run on the half hour to let the engines cool down etc ... Call 610-797-7743 for all the info you need or visit the website At... More