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Railroads on Parade - CLOSED

7903 State Route 9, Pottersville, NY
+1 518-623-0100
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A shame that it's gone...

After reading about the "Upstate Model Railroad Club looking for new home" in the Post-Star today... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Great model railroad museum

Several different layouts in different styles. One of the layouts was the one that was on display... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2015
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Thrill to RAILROADS ON PARADE, the Model Railroad Extravaganza. Five magical miniature worlds of model trains provide a first class journey for dreamers of all ages. Seen by over seven million people nationwide and now seen together for the first time, this 5,000 square foot indoor attraction includes the famous four season display THE STATION (seen for over twenty years in New York City), the breathtaking 110 foot long HELLGATE BRIDGE exhibit from Williamsburg, Virginia, NYC SUBWAYS, the 1939 WORLD’S FAIR and, new for 2012, the PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND exhibit. Over Fifty trains and trolleys plus animations, neon signs, computerized day-night lighting combined with amazing scenery and backdrops round out your unforgettable experience. Family and Senior friendly, this indoor one-level, ADA compliant attraction is a "must-see" for everyone.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
9 Sep 2015
“A shame that it's gone...”
20 Jan 2015
“Great model railroad museum”
7903 State Route 9, Pottersville, NY
+1 518-623-0100
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

After reading about the "Upstate Model Railroad Club looking for new home" in the Post-Star today (9/9/2015), I was surprised (after delving into ROP website) to find that it is no longer open in Pottersville. It's disappointing to me because, although I only went once...More

Thank WCLamb
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Several different layouts in different styles. One of the layouts was the one that was on display in the Citicorp Center in Manhattan at Christmas season for many years. Another is supposed to be Prince Edward Island and is so realistic that if you take...More

Thank CAnge335
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This is the trainophile's heaven. There are are trains everywhere and the scenery around the trains is broadway quality on a miniature scale. I heard it was going to close. That's too bad. I enjoyed every minute, every train, and every display. If it does...More

Thank susanrN1668TD
Reviewed 5 November 2014

What a sad day for all train lovers and the region. Two wonderful artists that have pleased thousands for years have had to close because of finances. Truly sad and will be missed.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 28 September 2014

This is definitely worth the drive from Albany to Pottersville if you're a model train fan. It's way better than the train exhibits they've had in the past at the Schenectady Planetarium and "The Great Train Show" in December at the Concourse in Albany. The...More

2  Thank WaryTraveler23
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Me, my wife, and my son visited Railroad on Parade on a rainy day, hoping to enjoy ourselves doing something interesting and different while on vacation there. We were a little skeptical that we would spend a significant amount of time there, thinking we would...More

3  Thank MrShoops
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Great experience especially for model train enthusiasts. Amazing display. Great for kids as well. Creative modeling.

3  Thank Denise P
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I have been to Railroads on Parade several times, as my husband is a model train buff. Every time we go, there is something new to see - the attention to detail, all the figures, the way the landscape changes from day to night. Wonderful...More

3  Thank eum106
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This a fantastic model railroad layout. It features O scale, S scale and HO scale trains and accessories. It is beautifully constructed layout. It features lots of visual attractions in the form or lighted and animated signs. The lighting goes from day to night every...More

5  Thank Ken L
RailroadsOnParade, Owner at Railroads on Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Thanks, Ken, As I've said before everybody here works hard and loves see the great reviews we get. It's a team effort. I may be the guy who all created the exhibits here, but it's the rest of the team that makes the experience you...More

Reviewed 31 July 2014

Thought this would be a great thing to do on a rainy Sunday in Lake George. Their web site said they opened at 10 but when we arrived at 11, they were still closed with a sign that said noon. We went to Stone Caves...More

Thank Tatanka49
RailroadsOnParade, Owner at Railroads on Parade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

I'm always upset to find people disappointed by what they see at Railroads On Parade because so many people think it's a five star exhibit and we've worked hard to keep it so. I'm not sure what "Pizazz"' is. In the eye of the beholder,...More

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