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Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit

Merchants Square Mall, 1901 South 12th St, Allentown, PA 18103
+1 610-797-7743
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Trains buffs and modelers will get a kick out of this.

A bit out of the way but worth the trip. If you're visiting the Mack truck museum this is about 4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
localyocal823
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
Trains, buildings and everything works !

We were looking for something to do and saw an ad for this place. Glad we did as it was a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
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The Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit has over 40 model trains rolling down 18,000 feet of track; more than 1,000 miniature structures, some handmade from scratch; 30,000 lights illuminating the stars, sky, moon, and buildings; and a real thunderstorm!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“flea market” (5 reviews)
“square mall” (4 reviews)
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Merchants Square Mall, 1901 South 12th St, Allentown, PA 18103
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+1 610-797-7743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit out of the way but worth the trip. If you're visiting the Mack truck museum this is about 4 blocks away and worth the detour.

Thank localyocal823
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were looking for something to do and saw an ad for this place. Glad we did as it was a wonderful experience. Don't have to be a train nut, but there is a kid in all of us. This is on a second floor...More

1  Thank MrMikebutkus .
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We found out about this train and planned a trip for after Christmas because it is open all year long. It was $18, after the $1 coupon we found online, for 2 adults and a child. It was well worth it! The tickets are good...More

1  Thank Annie T
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We paid $8.00 per adult for the 2:30 pm show the Saturday before Christmas. The sign posted that the next show would begin at 3:30 pm. With 18,000 feet of track to view, we took our time. The thunderstorm begins 15 minutes after you are...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Ii had a buddy visit who is a big train buff and collector and rehabber. WE really had fun in the exhibit and the store nearby has lots of great stuff, parts and cars. My buddy found accessories he could use and two bodies for...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great place for young kids. The show is about 30 minutes, where you walk around freely and look at the different trains. You can experience everything in about 15 minutes. They have very realistic scenes of towns and city and even a...More

1  Thank Mohamed Z
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

It is a great place to bring the kids especially up to about 11 years old. They have some many details of different parts like an outdoor movie theater, amusement parks, lots of different trains in different settings. You can walk around and around the...More

Thank sbrown0130
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Took 2, 3, 5 and 7 year olds and they loved it. The three year old keep wanted to go back and see Thomas and friends! Good for adults too!

1  Thank COLEVILLE
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The strain station is located on the second floor and the shows are every 1/2 hr. It brought back memories of when I used to a have large platform layout. Took about 30 mins for the show from start to finish. The only slight downside...More

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The location is upstairs in the Merchants Square Mall, and you have to look for it - just follow the signs. Once inside you will be wowed! There is so much to look at, you have to walk around a few times. They put on...More

1  Thank Barbara R
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JaniceTAllentown_PA
29 January 2018|
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Response from PaleoGypsy | Reviewed this property |
Hello. According to the web site, the model train exhibit is the work of Bernard Steinmacher. I am not sure if he is the proprietor. If you want to contact them, this is the number. 610.797.7743
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Response from AdVantageV12 | Reviewed this property |
It is around $5 per person - they only take cash There are coupons in the local paper They run on the half hour to let the engines cool down etc ... Call 610-797-7743 for all the info you need or visit the website At... More
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