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Riverside and Great Northern Railway

N115 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9124
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Fun times on the railroad

My wife and I took our 2 year old daughter here and we would do it again. The staff there were VERY... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2011
ssgvacation
an enjoyable stop for train lover's

If you enjoy it for what it's worth it's a nice addition to a trip with young children and train... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2011
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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™.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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N115 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9124
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

My wife and I took our 2 year old daughter here and we would do it again. The staff there were VERY friendly and welcoming of a two year old with energy. They gave great information on the history of the railroad that exists on...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2011

If you enjoy it for what it's worth it's a nice addition to a trip with young children and train fans. You take a small scale train through the area countryside. You depart the train briefly for a history of the train/railway and demonstration of...More

2  Thank hatchpal4u
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Reviewed 26 June 2011

My husband and I took our two young children (20 months & 3.5 yrs old) here. It says to allow for half hour and we ended up spending almost 4 hours there. It was so much more than I had expected. The entire railway and...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2011

Ok - I was a little curious if we'd really like the ride because the train is small and we didn't have kids w/ us - the same size used to give rides at the Milwaukee Zoo. The steam engine is actually the original from...More

6  Thank nekko95
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Luann L
3 June 2017|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
Yes we are pet friendly! You can take your pet on the train. Active military and their immediate family can ride for free with active military ID. Steve B. President, R&GN Railway
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ELKW
15 September 2016|
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Response from DFC167 | Reviewed this property |
We've gone on weekends, and it's never really been that busy.
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Carlie1206
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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
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