This attraction features an indoor miniature railroad that is comprised of over eight miles of track that meander through a ... More
This attraction features an indoor miniature railroad that is comprised of over eight miles of track that meander through a miniature landscape that includes mountains are thirty five feet tall and bridges that are forty feet long, a plethora of handcrafted buildings, and one hundred trains with ten thousand freight cars that run the silver rails; in addition there is an extensive doll collection and doll house, a music hall, an art gallery, other railroad replicas, a caf
We went to Northlandz today after always passing by it and wondering what was inside. Wow - what a disappointment. For the price they charge ($13.75/person, when the website says $11.00), you would think they'd hire a cleaning service. It smelled like dust, I lost count of all of the cobwebs I saw, there were holes in the displays, some were falling down... a LOT of damage and a LOT of dust.
It was fun to see the trains for about the first 5 minutes. After that, I felt like I needed to take a shower to wash off the smell of the place.
I've been meaning to write a review for months. We LOVE this place. I have 2 sons and a daughter who all love it equally. The kids are just entranced with the details and the many trains in each scene. We'd estimate that there are about 80 trains running with several of them being about 20 cars long.
We go back about every 2 or 3 months because the kids love it so much and we've noticed that things are getting cleaner and there are fewer holes in the scenery (which look like they got there by curious kids). Definitely getting even better!
And while we're there, we always ride the outside train, much to the kids delight.
Highly recommended for kids of all ages!
Since I've found this local place, I've been back with my mother, nephews, and friends when they come to visit. I see something new every time and every person that I've taken has enjoyed it. It's great for people of all ages and backgrounds. While train buffs like my husband love it, people who don't particularly have an interest in trains still enjoy the fabulous scenery and attention to detail--I love looking at all the little towns.
For the entertainment value, it was certainly worth the admission fee. Of course I'd love it to be lower, but I can't complain that I didn't get my money's worth.
There were tons of trains running and I didn't notice much dust or any trash around.
I'd highly recommend this activity for anyone--everyone should be able to find some aspect of Northlandz to enjoy!
I've been many times. Bringing family and friends. I love going back and seeing everyones excitement. A train exhibit like this one shouldn't look brand new it should look aged. The real world looks aged in most places. We have dust, dirt, leaves etc. scattered about our roads and so does this exhibit. They why it looks so great. Its more realistic to the country we live in. I enjoyed looking at how he created things. I've seen straws, toothpicks and so much more. Let your imagination run free. I have meant the creator of this exhibit. What a creative person he is to have created this extraordindary exhibit. The cost to get in is reasonable.
Very unusual exhibit. You'd think you'd entered your freakish uncle's hobby room, only it's 100x bigger. Fun, day trip. Great for a rainy day. Perfect for little kids. Our one year old twins adored seeing the trains appear/disappear through the mountains. Room after room after passageway of model trains. Other eclectic exhbits thrown in (cabbage patch, beanie babies, star wars) for no reason. It's so odd, it's awesome. Wheelchair and stroller accessible, but no views from the stroller height. Your kids won't stay in them anyway - skip the stroller and bring a baby bjorn or snuggli.
my family went there last week after an hour and a half drive and it was worth it. th staff were very friendly, the structures were certainly amazing, you cant believe the imagination of the creator of this site. my kids didnt want to go out and its like youre back to being a kid again. though it needs some TLC, but its understandable bec the place is really huge.
Everytime we go, we see things missed the prvious times. It is a deal, compare to your local RR clubs 5.00 a person, open house. If you are within 1000 miles, and love to see the Worlds Largest Layout, this is the place.
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