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Address: 7903 State Route 9, Pottersville, NY
Phone Number: 518-623-0100
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Thrill to RAILROADS ON PARADE, the Model Railroad Extravaganza. Five...

Thrill to RAILROADS ON PARADE, the Model Railroad Extravaganza. Five magical miniature worlds of model trains provide a first class journey for dreamers of all ages. Seen by over seven million people nationwide and now seen together for the first time, this 5,000 square foot indoor attraction includes the famous four season display THE STATION (seen for over twenty years in New York City), the breathtaking 110 foot long HELLGATE BRIDGE exhibit from Williamsburg, Virginia, NYC SUBWAYS, the 1939 WORLD’S FAIR and, new for 2012, the PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND exhibit. Over Fifty trains and trolleys plus animations, neon signs, computerized day-night lighting combined with amazing scenery and backdrops round out your unforgettable experience. Family and Senior friendly, this indoor one-level, ADA compliant attraction is a "must-see" for everyone.

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A shame that it's gone...

After reading about the "Upstate Model Railroad Club looking for new home" in the Post-Star today (9/9/2015), I was surprised (after delving into ROP website) to find that it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

After reading about the "Upstate Model Railroad Club looking for new home" in the Post-Star today (9/9/2015), I was surprised (after delving into ROP website) to find that it is no longer open in Pottersville. It's disappointing to me because, although I only went once a couple years ago, I would have liked to return in the future. . I... More 

Thank WCLamb
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Several different layouts in different styles. One of the layouts was the one that was on display in the Citicorp Center in Manhattan at Christmas season for many years. Another is supposed to be Prince Edward Island and is so realistic that if you take a photo of it it is hard to believe that it is not real. When... More 

Thank CAnge335
New York
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is the trainophile's heaven. There are are trains everywhere and the scenery around the trains is broadway quality on a miniature scale. I heard it was going to close. That's too bad. I enjoyed every minute, every train, and every display. If it does open in 2015 don't miss it. You could regret it...

Thank susanrN1668TD
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126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What a sad day for all train lovers and the region. Two wonderful artists that have pleased thousands for years have had to close because of finances. Truly sad and will be missed.

Thank Robert B
Albany, NY
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is definitely worth the drive from Albany to Pottersville if you're a model train fan. It's way better than the train exhibits they've had in the past at the Schenectady Planetarium and "The Great Train Show" in December at the Concourse in Albany. The attention to detail with the scenery is amazing. Anyway, you'd better get up to see... More 

2 Thank WaryTraveler23
Newark, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Me, my wife, and my son visited Railroad on Parade on a rainy day, hoping to enjoy ourselves doing something interesting and different while on vacation there. We were a little skeptical that we would spend a significant amount of time there, thinking we would be in/out in an hour or so. We were wrong! We actually spent about 2... More 

3 Thank MrShoops
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great experience especially for model train enthusiasts. Amazing display. Great for kids as well. Creative modeling.

3 Thank Denise P
Hudson valley
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have been to Railroads on Parade several times, as my husband is a model train buff. Every time we go, there is something new to see - the attention to detail, all the figures, the way the landscape changes from day to night. Wonderful to see. I hope everyone who created these amazing sets and who work so hard... More 

3 Thank eum106
West Edmeston, NY
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This a fantastic model railroad layout. It features O scale, S scale and HO scale trains and accessories. It is beautifully constructed layout. It features lots of visual attractions in the form or lighted and animated signs. The lighting goes from day to night every couple of minutes and the structure lighting that occurs at night is fantastic. If you... More 

5 Thank Ken L
RailroadsOnParade, Owner at Railroads on Parade, responded to this review

Thanks, Ken, As I've said before everybody here works hard and loves see the great reviews we get. It's a team effort. I may be the guy who all created the exhibits here, but it's the rest of the team that makes the experience you have at Railroads On Parade mean something special. Thanks, Clarke Dunham Owner and Designer Railroads... More 

Middle Village, New York
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Thought this would be a great thing to do on a rainy Sunday in Lake George. Their web site said they opened at 10 but when we arrived at 11, they were still closed with a sign that said noon. We went to Stone Caves and came back. It's good for about an hour. Train set designed by a display... More 

Thank Tatanka49
RailroadsOnParade, Owner at Railroads on Parade, responded to this review

I'm always upset to find people disappointed by what they see at Railroads On Parade because so many people think it's a five star exhibit and we've worked hard to keep it so. I'm not sure what "Pizazz"' is. In the eye of the beholder, I guess. But I had been told about a group that had arrived an hour... More 

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