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“So much fun”

Riverside and Great Northern Railway
Ranked #14 of 26 Tours in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Owner description: 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™.
Reviewed August 23, 2013

My son had a blast on this little train! It's the perfect size for little ones and extremely well-run. Quick little trip through the woods and a nice getaway from the tackiness of the Dells.

They have lots of picnic tables - I wish I would have thought to pack/bring lunch so we could have spent more time there to see the train run.

We will definitely return!

Thank MnAly
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

It was our second time visiting, and it was more fun that the first. Our son is really into trains, and loved the ride. It is a short ride, but scenic and relaxing. Will keep coming back every year!

Thank Carlos P
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

My wife and I took our 9 year old train fanatic son to ride the train. Great property dedicated to all things train. Small gauge working crossings, water tower and coal conveyor that fills the tender! The ride down and back on the tracks lasted about 40 minutes and included a stop for the engine to be turned around on a round house. Great scenic ride along the tracks. Nice gift shop to buy souvenirs or train toys. Friendly staff who really seem to care about passing on the history of small scale trains!
A fun family bargain in the Dells for train and non train lovers!

Thank Matt P
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We have a 2 year old and he LOVED the train ride... we also had a need for a wheel chair on the train and the crew was VERY accommodating! We also enjoyed the "old time" feel of the surrounding and learning about the history of the railway. We would definitely recommend this attraction when visiting the Dells!

1  Thank Tiffanny H
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you like trains, don't miss this one. These 1/4 size trains will charm children and adults alike. The 2 mile ride through the woods is a refreshing change from the typical contrived tourist attraction. Cheerful volunteers who love their jobs will tell you all about their charming little railroad as you wait to board, and again at the end of the line was you watch the train being turned for the return trip. A great way to spend a hour away from the plastic nonsense of the rest of the Dells.

Thank Norman M
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