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“Nice For Entire Family”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Charlemagne's Kingdom - CLOSED

Charlemagne's Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice For Entire Family”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Great elderly couple have devoted years to making a scale model of the German countryside with models and h/o trains. Really enjoyed the details of his work.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Bggoss
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English first
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Neat Surprise”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

The model display of Germany was so interesting and creative! The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful with anyone interested in purchasing or getting involved into model trains. Really enjoyed this side trip!

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Amy M
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Hazel Green, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Was not prepared for what we saw after we paid our $5.00. The most incredible model railroad we had ever seen! Hot air balloons, a two story mountain with castles, bungee jumpers! We met the owner and his wife - lovely people. He has been working on this layout for 25 years, a true labor of love. A must see for adults as well as children and well worth the money.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Kathie L
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Rock Hill, SC
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136 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good for children and adults”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

The fruit of a talented couple's life-long hobby, Charlesmagne's Kingdom is a railroader's delight. We enjoyed the overall view of the 50 ft. long display of German topography and architecture (the miniature buildings are all of existed buildings), but got really fascinated when we started looking at the details on the many buildings and farms, and train tracks of the display. My husband counted at least 6 different trains that wind through the German countryside. Farms had tiny ducks or geese on the ponds. Houses had miniature flower boxes at the windows. Two "burning buildings" near firestations had glowing "flames" inside, and gray cotton "smoke." We spent an hour noticing details of the various display areas, and wished we had brought our binoculars to see the details of the buildings and countrside in the middle of the model. (I think it is 15 or 20 ft. wide.)

We noticed families with children enjoyed it, but the kids "processed" it much faster. Our grandkids do that at museums, too, so that was not a surprise.

The building also houses a shop with good quality toys and puzzles.

Visited August 2012
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3 Thank grand9mom
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Birmingham, AL
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Incredible! A must see - better than you think.”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

I wasn't sure about this one. Not really into "trains" - but this was wonderful. A wonderful little German town with trains. Well worth the $5 per adult fee. Everyone loved it.

Visited August 2012
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3 Thank momof3inbham
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