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Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit

Merchants Square Mall, 1901 South 12th St, Allentown, PA 18103
+1 610-797-7743
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You need more time than what they give you

This is an impressive train exhibit with lots to look at and enjoy. We brought my 2 year old who... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Great Model Train layout

My wife and I were traveling through PA and chose Merchant Square as a break stop place half way... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Brian F
via mobile
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The Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit has over 40 model trains rolling down 18,000 feet of track; more than 1,000 miniature structures, some handmade from scratch; 30,000 lights illuminating the stars, sky, moon, and buildings; and a real thunderstorm!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Merchants Square Mall, 1901 South 12th St, Allentown, PA 18103
+1 610-797-7743
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is an impressive train exhibit with lots to look at and enjoy. We brought my 2 year old who LOVES trains and he really enjoyed it. It's nice that they have step stools around for the little ones to see better. BUT-- we were...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were traveling through PA and chose Merchant Square as a break stop place half way. The builder/owner/host of the model train layout gave a brief introduction then let his guests wonder around at leisure. It is impressive. I was surprised my...More

1  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting Allentown for a weekend getaway and decided to stop in to see the model trains. Admissions is $8 and it was well worth it for the 30 minute showing. The model trains and thematic village/city set ups are really nicely done. Glad we had...More

2  Thank lor729
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a fairly new attraction. It's in an industrial park. The same building has a large collection of pro wrestling memorabilia and other collectibles. The train set up is quite large with lots of custom buildings. There's even a lake and "rain" clouds. The...More

Thank glennaa11
Reviewed 20 August 2016

An intricate setting of towns, parks, amusement parks, shopping malls, gas stations, small town americana... etc. all in miniature with multiple trains running through. Many of the pieces are 'animated', that is, they have moving parts. Ferris wheel, Skiers going down a ski slope, trash...More

3  Thank LSchaefer33
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We took our 14 month old and he absolutely loved seeing all of the sights, sounds, colors and lights! This is a one-of-a-exhibit for Sheldon Coopers of all ages!! 🚂🚂🚂

3  Thank Shahrum A
Reviewed 1 August 2016

My son loves trains and we have been to every exhibit within a 100 mile radius of our home. This is by far one of the most unique and intriguing exhibits you will see anywhere. It is my son's favorite. It has to be seen...More

3  Thank dcpreston2
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is very cool...even for adults. There are so many trains and villages and carousels and parks...Need I say more. They are open on the weekends and the display runs for 30 minutes but you ca go back as many times as you want...More

2  Thank trinityws78
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We took my grandson and we were not disappointed. They had a nice display while you waited for the show. In fact. My grandson stood there for a half hour memorized by the train carasoul and buttons that made things move. Inside was a large...More

1  Thank Janey308
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Thirty minutes is not enough to take in all of the amazing detail in this huge layout. The trains cool for thirty so wander the collectible shops while you wait for a second chance to see things you missed the first time around. Kids will...More

Thank NJfanman36
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22 December 2015|
Response from AdVantageV12 | Reviewed this property |
It is around $5 per person - they only take cash There are coupons in the local paper They run on the half hour to let the engines cool down etc ... Call 610-797-7743 for all the info you need or visit the website At... More
22 November 2015|
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Response from caren b | Reviewed this property |
No you can't buy tickets on line, but they won't be sold out and the shows run throughout the day, you can browse the shops, antique stores or just sit on the benches if you have a waiting period.