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Riverside and Great Northern Railway


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“steam engine”(12 reviews)
“gift shop”(15 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 steam engine run by volunteers gift shop train lovers train car volunteer staff narrow gauge real steam train every hour on the hour historical facts picnic lunch all ages history lesson nice ride great attraction great for kids year old son
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

we went to the railroad to ride the little train. it is a nice 30-40 minute ride with a little break through the scenery of the Dell's. our conductor was great, the volunteer talking about the history was a bit long winded but he was...More

Thank Abigail L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Our hat's are off to the volunteers who built and maintain not only the 15 gauge engines and railway, but all the buildings and structures that make this an outstanding experience for steam train buffs of all ages. We were the only adults on this...More

1  Thank GinNBerry
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a great little place to take the little ones while the big kids are zip lining. It's not a thrill ride, but to sit and relax and see some beautiful nature it is wonderful. We even had to stop for a deer crossing...More

1  Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Recently visited with my husband and 4 year old son, but this was about our 5th time here. We love this place! The train is so fun for us and our son and the store has some really cool Thomas and other train products. Its...More

Thank lougordon1306
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Great small steam train ride, not too long, not too short. Completely run by volunteers. Perfect for little train lovers. My 73 yr old dad loves steam engines and this was his 2nd visit and just loved it. He could not wait to go. 5...More

Thank Mindascrazyherd
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A overall good experience. Doesn't take too much of your time, especially if you have young children, and is worth the money. If you a rail buff, this place is good for you as well. I enjoyed learning about the railroad and locomotive as well...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My 3 year old is already requesting we go back for another ride. Definitely worth a trip if kids are interested in trains.

Thank MNTravel_couple
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This place is phenomenal!!! I have always loved trains and this place certainly is unique. It is a small 15 gauge train that holds four people per car. There are several really neat things to observe here. 1) watch how the turntable is run when...More

3  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This railroad is made for all little people not just the Irish Leprechaun's. In fact we got the same joys that everyone else had kids or their folks. Wasn't expecting to see the small scale of those large steam trains we visited in our 50-State...More

Thank jaduckcoin
Reviewed 9 October 2016

i am a fan of trains and steam trains heard about this and wanted to go on it, the steam ones they have weren't ruining the day i went which would been cool to go on, the one driving the train let me take photos...More

Thank Katie J J
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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