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Riverside and Great Northern Railway

N115 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9124
+1 608-254-6367
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Great activity for train lovers!

My boys love trains, and they were so excited for this ride. The train was beautiful, and the ride... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2016
Lockport, Illinois
via mobile
Miserable With A Dose of Angry Engineer!

This could not have been a bigger waste of money. Ever our child fell asleep through it. There is... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2016
adam b
Indianapolis, Indiana
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The R&GN is a 15-inch gauge railway living museum offering fun for young and old. Ride our live coal fired steam trains along a 3 mile roadbed winding through scenic canyons, beautiful wooded areas, and majestic rock cuts beside the Dells of the Wisconsin River. Watch the locomotive being turned on a hand operated turntable at Western Springs, and turned again at the final stop at the Hyde Park depot. Before or after your ride, enjoy a picnic with your family, visit our exhibits and stop by our Museum Store with your children for a wide selection of railroad and museum memorabilia, books and magazines, videos and music, hats and clothing for children and adults, and of course Thomas the Train Products™.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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N115 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9124
+1 608-254-6367
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My boys love trains, and they were so excited for this ride. The train was beautiful, and the ride is long enough to satisfy and short enough where my kids didn't get bored. They had a short, informative talk about the history of the non-profit...More

Thank DFC167
Reviewed May 23, 2016

This could not have been a bigger waste of money. Ever our child fell asleep through it. There is zero commentary and no interaction. You ride from one side of the track to the other and you are done. You get to view a few...More

Thank adam b
Reviewed April 26, 2016

We loved this little museum! The prices were decent and they took you on a decent little train ride which our son LOVED! They have a little store with lots of Thomas trains and a train table to keep the kiddos busy while they are...More

Thank Jaime B
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Love this place. All about the trains, children and family. This was our second year we visited and decided to make it and annual stop. Reasonably priced and can spend a bit of time there besides the ride. Little railroad cafe to get a soda,...More

1  Thank Saint-Pat-A
Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have a 2.5 year old son that loves trains. This place is fantastic for him and the adults that we bring with every time we visit. The train itself is small but large enough that 4 adults and a child (possibly 2) can sit...More

Thank lougordon1306
Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

1/2 hour trip. Great for the little ones that love trains. Run by volunteers. Nice picnic area. No concessions on site, though.

Thank Amy K
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Super friendly staff and such a great experience for the little ones. Our kids had a blast and we will visit next time we are in the area.

Thank Rick R
Reviewed September 3, 2015

There really wasn't anything to see except trees and fake birds placed on the trail. Maybe OK for kids but wasn't entertaining for us adults.

1  Thank Shirley S
Reviewed August 31, 2015

This was a cute place. My 3 year old son loved the train ride. Look out for coupons in the free Wisconsin Dells coupon book.

Thank Denise K
Reviewed August 28, 2015

This was totally great. This not-for-profit 15" scale railway is run by volunteer enthusiasts who are super happy to answer questions and nerd out about railroading. The scenic train ride is exciting for little engineers and peaceful & serene for adults tired of the Dells'...More

Thank squidbunny
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hi, if go there in weekends, how long need to wait for the train ride? can we buy the ticket online in advanced or can only buy when we arrive at there? and how long will be the train ride? thanks.
September 14, 2016|
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Response from DFC167 | Reviewed this property |
We've gone on weekends, and it's never really been that busy.
how much did it cost
August 10, 2015|
Response from squidbunny | Reviewed this property |
I think it's $12 for an adult admission. Kids under a certain age are free. There is a BOGO coupon for this in the Dells coupon book and I think it's also part of the splash pass. I don't mind the price too much though as... More