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Riverside and Great Northern Railway

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“train lovers”(9 reviews)
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...more
N115 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9124
+1 608-254-6367
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All reviews run by volunteers steam engine train lovers gift shop train car volunteer staff narrow gauge real steam train every hour on the hour historical facts picnic lunch fun stop all ages history lesson nice ride great attraction great for kids
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

This train rides on 15 inch gauge tracks. It is adorable & well maintained. The staff is all volunteer. The railway belongs to a non-profit preservation society. The ride is fun and passes through some lovely scenery. My 3 yr old grandson loved it. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank Crazywabbit
Reviewed 6 September 2011

We enjoyed riding the train Labor Day weekend. Everyone was super friendly. Our two sons--Ages 7 & 2 both had fun spotting all of the hidden items along the track. We will be going back next summer for another ride :)

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank Krista A
Reviewed 22 August 2011

We visited w/ our 2 young children (2 & 4) and we all enjoyed it so much!! We've been going to the Dells for YEARS and had never heard about it, they don't publicize it well b/c they can't handle large crowds so once we...More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank squirellybird
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Very friendly staff. Before we even left the conductor was asking people that had cameras if they wanted him to take a picture of your family for you. The scenery is excellent and it is a nice peaceful ride and I would recommend it to...More

Date of experience: June 2011
Thank BrianW368
Reviewed 3 August 2011

This was a nice relaxing way to spend an hour. It's definately for families with little kids or people who are train buffs. Teens might be bored. I know my husband wasn't very excited about it. The train goes about 5-10 mph and in the...More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank Nanders
Reviewed 31 July 2011

After hitting the waterpark the previous day, we were looking for something else to do before we went back the next evening. We looked through brochures and Tripadvisor and decided that the kids (5 and 8) would enjoy a ride on the train. We enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank grtgonzo
Reviewed 30 July 2011

We took our two children, ages 3 and 5, to the Riverside & Great Northern Railway in part because it was very close to our KOA campground. It was a lot of fun. The train is 1/4 scale but the cars were comfortable for myself...More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank Debhat70
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

4  Thank ssgvacation
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

Date of experience: June 2011
2  Thank hatchpal4u
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

Date of experience: June 2011
3  Thank MomTraveller12
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Lua L
3 June 2017|
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
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.
10 August 2015|
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