This place is a joke!
What an utter tourist trap and rip off. The shop is nice with many fine model train items but the people who run it are very unfriendly and unwelcoming especially to children.
We stopped late August 2007. My husband and I were with our two year old son. There are signs reminding people to mind their children. The owners also remind you! Our son was not misbehaving but we were told twice to mind him.
After purchasing $20 worth of small trucks were were told we had to purchase specific items ( junk really ) on two tables as you enter the store to have a ride on the train.
We inquired if we could purchase tickets. The owner then launched into a bitter speech about how the town of Intervale did not allow them to sell tickets because they are not an attracttion, blah, blah, blah.
The items required for purchase to ride the train are overpriced ($5-$10) trinkets ( think 70s kitschy) that nobody would want- hollow plastic dolls, ugly t-shirts. You get the idea.
We left feeling we'd had a bizarre, twilight-zone like experience. It's too bad because they could have a nice little business if they warmed up to people.
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