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Penola Fantasy Model Railway

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Address: Riddoch Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8737 2247

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Good quirky fun for adults and children

We visited the fantasy model railway on a rainy winters day with our 3 children aged 3, 7 and 8. From the moment we walked across the troll bridge our children were entralled. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the fantasy model railway on a rainy winters day with our 3 children aged 3, 7 and 8. From the moment we walked across the troll bridge our children were entralled. The bright colours of the fantasy world came alive. Rose and Graham have created a gem.

Thank karen13212016
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm still so confused . Friendly service, actually a bit too friendly. I appreciate all the effort put into it and you can see the passion in Graham's work but something didn't seem quite right. We just wanted the opportunity to walk around but there were "rules" and "games" and certain order we could do things. My children literally were... More 

Thank whiteskye07
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Had the most amazing and wonderful visit. Great display, fantastic interaction and the detective sheet was fun and exciting. We stayed for afternoon tea and the scones were fantastic. A wonderful place and we will go back again when next in the area.

1 Thank Mary P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

This place you can't describe but you must visit. The kids loved this place. Graeme has put his heart and soul into this place and you can tell. Every child's fantasy and it takes back every adult to their childhood.. A must visit in Penola...

1 Thank Greenies5
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

My young son just adored this place which allowed kids to indulge in a fantasy world. Heaps of miniatures of fairy tale characters, magical castles, Barbies and superheroes, and model trains in a superbly colourful and sparkly environment. There was even a fairly easy treasure hunt with a prize incentive for the kids when leaving to add to the fun,... More 

1 Thank Karen Y
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We all enjoyed this place. Kooky and fun. The train stuff is really not that much or interesting, the fantasy dioramas are the interesting bits. Lots of stuff to prompt the memory of the adults and lots of interesting things for the kids to find.

Thank Anthony R
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Pictures tell you a thousand words and even then these pictures do not show you the detail, effort and passion that has been put into this fantasy world. Looking around even the 3rd time you will see stuff that you missed prior and only the keenest eyes will spot all the little details that only the creator knows. Listening to... More 

Thank saroadie
Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Just off the main street in the main shopping area of Penola What a novel place this is, looks cheap and glitzy and very much kid orientated. How wrong can one be. The children would certainly love it but the adults and those in between would be hard pressed not to be enthralled and amused by this escape from reality.... More 

Thank sly555
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

While travelling in Australia i picked up a flyer for this in a tourist information. My girlfirend was extremely sceptical but i forced her in. Turned out to be great fun (we are 22 and 23)! There was so many quirky and witty figurines to look at you could be there forever. To ensure ultimate enjoyment we did a sort... More 

Thank Mike M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have to admit I was excited for weeks before visiting this place which I found by chance on Trip Advisor. It wasn't until the day before that we realised that it is only open on certain days (weekends and school holidays I think??) and thought we would have to miss out. We decided to give them a call and... More 

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