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Charlemagne's Kingdom

8808 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2335
+1 706-878-4004
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For the Kid still in You

This is an amazing train layout, well worth seeing. The family that runs it are very nice too... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jstombstone44
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Columbus, Georgia
Charlamanges Kingdom

Was told about this by my in laws, this layout is absolutely fabulous whether you like model... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steven R
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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“moving parts” (7 reviews)
“ho scale” (6 reviews)
“train display” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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8808 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2335
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+1 706-878-4004
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing train layout, well worth seeing. The family that runs it are very nice too. Three of us were Veterans and they gave us a Veterans discount which was very nice of them.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was told about this by my in laws, this layout is absolutely fabulous whether you like model railroading or not you’ll find something to like here. Price was extremely reasonable, the young couple that recently acquired the property after it being closed for 3 years...More

Thank Steven R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a rainy day. I wasn't sure what to expect. The exhibit was wonderful. You can walk all around it and then go upstairs to look down on it. There were several trains traveling through it the day we went. My father...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place amazes me with all the attention to detail that went into its creation. We talked with a woman at another location who told us it had re-opened. Please understand that the new owners are still working on getting everything back to working, but...More

Thank Myshelf
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting layout that someone spent literally years to build. Lots of detail with moving parts and model trains that run through the Alps of this model. Costs is $8 and unless you are just fanatical about models and trains it only takes about 10...More

Thank Dave W
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chad j, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dave I sure hope you enjoyed the exhibit and we are working hard to get more and exciting things for the exhibit in the future. Hope you and your Family come check us out again on your next trip to Helen.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited while it was raining in Helen, and what a pleasure it was. You can definitely tell they have been working to get everything back to perfect working order. Trains were running while we were there, and the whole exhibit seemed to be lit...More

Thank Justin S
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chad j, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed our Scavenger hunt just one of the new added things we have done to make it more interesting. We have many more things coming in the future. We are so Thankful for your...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We pulled in at 4pm on a Friday after driving from Atlanta. Sings all day open and so does their website. Closed up tight. So disappointed. Especially my two year old after talking about trains for an hour. I used to recommend this place but...More

2  Thank Becky L
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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

This is our off season and we are doing alot of work to the exhibit to get all lights and moving parts back in to working order. We have just reopened this year after the exhibit being closed for 3 years and have no web...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

It's probably worth the $5 adult ticket but most items are not working anymore.. For those that loved this place and the trains of years past, it has fallen into disrepair. For nostalgia purposes it's still worth the visit.. I hope the new ownership repairs...More

2  Thank DamienAtlantaGa
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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

We have just purchased this property after it has been closed for 3 + years and we are currently reworking all the bugs in the track and hope to be closer to 100% this summer. We appreciate your support and business and hope you come...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Yes, I can tell a lot of time and detailed hand-work went into creating this large model train display. I can appreciate the thought and artistry behind that part of it, but the dingy setting and dust-caked models made the experience a little disappointing for...More

Thank Toni K
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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

We appreciate your bussiness and hope to get the whole exhibit cleaned soon. Its been a pain to clean and we have had to add allot of trap doors to reach as much as we can. We hope you come back this summer to check...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed that none of the trains were operational but I know how much time and money it takes to fix things up once broken. We will be back. Hope you get it working soonMore

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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thanks for understanding . We have been working very hard to get all tracks back to running order after being down for so long. As of now we have 3 trains running and have cleaned 30% of the exhibit and hope to be up to...More

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Under New Management & Re-opened Summer 2017 Mr. Lindhorst retired in 2015, but his attraction was saved and reopened by new owners Tyanna and Chad Jackson, who also operate the Heidi Motel with a windmill next door and... More
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Under New Management & Re-opened Summer 2017 Mr. Lindhorst retired in 2015, but his attraction was saved and reopened by new owners Tyanna and Chad Jackson, who also operate the Heidi Motel with a windmill next door and the... More
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