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“Low Key fun”

Riverside and Great Northern Railway
Ranked #14 of 26 Tours in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Owner description: 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 Wisconsin River. Watch the locomotive being turned on a hand operated turntable at Western Springs, and turned again at the final stop at the Hyde Park depot. Before or after your ride, enjoy a picnic with your family, visit our exhibits and stop by our Museum Store with your children for a wide selection of railroad and museum memorabilia, books and magazines, videos and music, hats and clothing for children and adults, and of course Thomas the Train Products™.
Reviewed 12 July 2014

There is nothing extreme about this attraction, but it is a nice way to relax and see some of the northwoods. Riding this small scale train was relaxing. BOGO coupons can be found in several places. Kids and train buffs will enjoy this quiet attraction.

2  Thank figmentfan2
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"run by volunteers"
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"steam engine"
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"train lovers"
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"gift shop"
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"real steam train"
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"picnic lunch"
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"fun stop"
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"great place to visit"
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"history lesson"
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"all ages"
in 10 reviews
"great attraction"
in 2 reviews
"big kids"
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"year old son"
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"fun family"
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"great for kids"
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"fun experience"
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

This little train was a great experience for our toddlers. The workers/ volunteers shared some interesting information. We had a coupon from the Wisconsin Dells coupon book which made it a very cheap activity. We did donate money to the donation box because it is run by volunteers, and we would like to see it keep going in the future.

4  Thank Amber D
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We had a great time! Unique place. I am surprised it is not more popular.
Small but real steam train, engineer, conductor, so authentic...
People were really nice, ready to answer all your questions or just tell you an interesting story about the old railway.
Interesting place for small and grown up kids!

3  Thank inat4eto
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We had a great time on Mother's Day here! Moms got in free :-) the view from the train was beautiful and the tidbit about the history was interesting too tho hard to hear. Will come back again!

2  Thank AshleyYelk
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Here we are 2 grown adults (over 40). Going to see a little train. What a great time. Watching the engineer take care of his train before the ride. Old fashion oil can and checking everything in his typical engineer hat. What a photo opportunity. Took some great black and white shots and our friends wanted copies because it looked so laid back. Take a nostalgic trip in time. This is worth the time. Thanks to all the volunteer s who make this happen and keep the good old days alive. Recommend this for all ages.

1  Thank philz22
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