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Best Model Railroad Display

Very large model train displays that had very amazing and artistic scenic displays. Many of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bellmore, New York
Where else are you going to find something like this?

Highly enjoyable. I don't know much about model trains but I can't imagine there are many places... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Home of the world's largest model railroad, Northlandz also offers a 94 room dollhouse, art galleries and a massive pipe organ.
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495 Highway 202 South, Flemington, NJ 08822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large model train displays that had very amazing and artistic scenic displays. Many of the model trains were in operation while we were there. My wife and I could have spent more than the 2 1/2 hours we marveled at the set-ups. Numerous realistic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly enjoyable. I don't know much about model trains but I can't imagine there are many places like this left in the world. Seems like a real labor of love and I seem to remember it being in a much smaller location as where it's...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our two grandchildren to see what I had always thought would be spectacular, but I was wrong. What was obviously a labor of love many years ago has become a crumbling once was. The lighting is terrible, no sound effects...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brad0917
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Northlandz has the largest set up of all sorts of gauges of model railroad stock!!! If you are an enthusiast, or just bringing the kids to be amazed...this is the place. A bit pricey, but you don't come here that often :-) The summer time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Charles T
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Located on Rt 202 South just a few miles north of Historic Flemington this is a great place to visit for kids of all ages. You can spend a good part of the day here enjoying all the train layouts, villages and scenery. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jerseycatz
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Everything positive that has been said about the incredible train exhibit is true. But all the negatives are true too. We visited on a Friday and many of the lights along the exhibits were blown out. But the part that makes me never want to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank 107tashaa
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Having driven by Northlandz numerous times, my wife and I finally visited this week. In a word....WOW. The place is enormous and houses what is billed as the largest model railroad in the world. A number of things -- its amazing the amount of time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Having checked their website prior to a very long ride to Northlandz, it indicated the place was closed for a couple of days for renovations in late July. After a two and a half hour trip, when we got there, the place appeared abandoned. What...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol d
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is an awesome place . Hats off to the creator Mr Williams! Some exhibits do show their age but my god the level of detail in each exhibit is stunning. True work of art! Estimate at least 2 hours if you really want to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sudeep N
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to visit every summer. It's absolutely fantastic! Last week we drove over an hour to get there only to find red notices on the door that said it was closed by the fire marshal. There was no date...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Loretta D
27 December 2016|
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Response from pasajera2015 | Reviewed this property |
Google it and look up the hours and calendar. If those are not posted, call them.
Qiuhong Y
12 June 2016|
Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
Hi....Yes, you need to buy a ticket. They are sold just inside the entrance down a few steps. The prices vary according to age and whether or not you are a senior. Prices are under 20$.
Qiuhong Y
12 June 2016|
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Response from Bobnewcomb | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can buy them when you get there. The owner/creator was actually selling them the day I went.