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Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit

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More than I expected...

Visited here several months ago with family and was not disappointed. I believe the cost was $8.00... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
miket043
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Poughkeepsie, New York
Amazing Model Train Exhibit

We have been to quite a few model train exhibits and I think this is the best one we have ever... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
irishdi
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Albany, NY
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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...more
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Merchants Square Mall, 1901 South 12th St, Allentown, PA 18103
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Visited here several months ago with family and was not disappointed. I believe the cost was $8.00 each, not sure about the children. The exhibition show lasts less than an hour but I really enjoyed it. I believe it is worth seeing at least once...

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

We have been to quite a few model train exhibits and I think this is the best one we have ever seen! They call it the 8th wonder of the world and while certainly an exaggeration this exhibit has everything. It is not just model...More

1  Thank irishdi
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I was so impressed with the display. I've never seen such attention to detail in a train display. And it was extremely well maintained. Nothing looked old or worn. The designers take great pride in the display. My 11 year old loved it. I will...More

1  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 14 May 2018

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.

1  Thank localyocal823
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

3  Thank Michael B
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
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

Thank PaleoGypsy
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

Thank 847ericz
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
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

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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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wannacome2
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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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