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Trainland U.S.A.

3135 Highway 17 North, Colfax, IA 50054
+1 515-674-3813
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Perfect place for a train buff.

We enjoyed our stop at Trainland, although we are not real train buffs, and thought $7.50 adult... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
hoogo
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USA
Great Model Railroad with a lot of extras.

A Large model railroad covering the entire United States, Many special effects and a fun place for... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Jerry H
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  • Average8%
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“gift store” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3135 Highway 17 North, Colfax, IA 50054
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We enjoyed our stop at Trainland, although we are not real train buffs, and thought $7.50 adult admission was a fair admission price. The main attraction is an impressive Lionel train layout that spans the USA and different time periods, steam train to diesel. The...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

A Large model railroad covering the entire United States, Many special effects and a fun place for young children. The only problem was not with the railroad but with the TripAdvisor map location which pointed to a welding shop in Colfax. The actual location is...More

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Spur of the moment stop, Pleasantly surprised my nine year old son and my husband thought it was amazing, I enjoyed it myself a lot of neat little trains.. I would recommend stopping for anyone.

Thank 1975traveler1998
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great place to see trains. Staff was pleasant. Priced friendly for a great family visit. Stay as long as you want.

Thank jlahann
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stopped at this place on our way from Amana, IA to Minden, NE. Now, I personally love to see the creativity of people and their model train endeavors. This takes you through their version of going through the many states of the United States...More

Thank Ofamily2014
Reviewed 22 July 2016

If you like the Iron Horse (Trains) as I do you will find trainland USA, a treat for the imagination. At the site there is a museum which houses antique railroad artifacts, a Scissor phone, lanterns and knowledgeable folk their that love to share the...More

Thank thecomputerdude
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Very well built model railroad exhibit. Many interesting details. Kids really enjoy seeing all of the various trains, planes and automobiles in action. It's a little off the beaten path but worth the effort.

Thank FloridaHappyLife2015
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This was a great rest stop for my grandkids. They loved the train displays and pushing all the buttons and making things move. It was a little on the expensive side. There was a train display with town all across America starting in NYC and...More

Thank SOUPY22
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We ran across this place while looking for a hotel in the area. I collect trains, so I was super excited to go. Don't be fooled by the exterior of the location, there's much more than meets the eye. Don't just check out the trains,...More

1  Thank Jason C
Reviewed 8 July 2015

It is ingenious for the owners to have turned their basement into a train museum. It shows train history with miniature displays depicting various lifestyles and eras. Creative scavenger hunt allows viewers to have a better grasp of what all is on display. The night...More

Thank Brightens
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