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Charlemagne's Kingdom

8808 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2335
+1 706-878-4004
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Very enjoyable for the whole family.

We visited while it was raining in Helen, and what a pleasure it was. You can definitely tell they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Justin S
via mobile
No way to run a business

We pulled in at 4pm on a Friday after driving from Atlanta. Sings all day open and so does their... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
Becky L
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“ho scale” (6 reviews)
“train display” (6 reviews)
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8808 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2335
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited while it was raining in Helen, and what a pleasure it was. You can definitely tell they have been working to get everything back to perfect working order. Trains were running while we were there, and the whole exhibit seemed to be lit...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We pulled in at 4pm on a Friday after driving from Atlanta. Sings all day open and so does their website. Closed up tight. So disappointed. Especially my two year old after talking about trains for an hour. I used to recommend this place but...More

1  Thank Becky L
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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

This is our off season and we are doing alot of work to the exhibit to get all lights and moving parts back in to working order. We have just reopened this year after the exhibit being closed for 3 years and have no web...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

It's probably worth the $5 adult ticket but most items are not working anymore.. For those that loved this place and the trains of years past, it has fallen into disrepair. For nostalgia purposes it's still worth the visit.. I hope the new ownership repairs...More

2  Thank DamienAtlantaGa
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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

We have just purchased this property after it has been closed for 3 + years and we are currently reworking all the bugs in the track and hope to be closer to 100% this summer. We appreciate your support and business and hope you come...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Yes, I can tell a lot of time and detailed hand-work went into creating this large model train display. I can appreciate the thought and artistry behind that part of it, but the dingy setting and dust-caked models made the experience a little disappointing for...More

Thank Toni K
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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

We appreciate your bussiness and hope to get the whole exhibit cleaned soon. Its been a pain to clean and we have had to add allot of trap doors to reach as much as we can. We hope you come back this summer to check...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed that none of the trains were operational but I know how much time and money it takes to fix things up once broken. We will be back. Hope you get it working soonMore

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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thanks for understanding . We have been working very hard to get all tracks back to running order after being down for so long. As of now we have 3 trains running and have cleaned 30% of the exhibit and hope to be up to...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was probably a fantastic train display at one time, but it is Not worth $5.00 per person. There were 2 cars running (not whole trains). It needs a good cleaning, several displays have fallen over, most of the little lights either don't work or...More

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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

I'm sorry you where disappointed. I feel $5.00 is very cheap for all the detail that it has. It was closed for some time before we reopened this wonderful labor of love and we are working very hard to get all the problems fixed. If...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I loved HO scale train modeling when I was a kid, if you do too you HAVE to stop and walk around here. Great to support a person's hobby where you can be left dreaming. My young boys ran around and made a friend as...More

Thank Tim H
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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your support of this great exhibit and we will continue to work hard at making it a better one on your next trip to Helen. God Bless

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I stopped in to the train exhibit based on reviews and a needed break from the sun and humidity. I was charged $5+tax to enter, which was reasonable for the size of the exhibit. You can walk around the exhibit on the ground level but...More

1  Thank Marcy O
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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time for this review please stop back by and see us soon we have big plains for the future and with yours and other support we can make it. God Bless

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

First time here and we were amazed. We know the past history about this place and we are sad on the passing of the owners wife but we are glad the new owners bought this gem. It was an incredible experience and will return.More

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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for posting that we are back open. Me and my family just loved wilily and his wife and my kids just loved the trains. We are working hard to bring this labor of love back to life. It really brings the kid out...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We saw advertising for it, wasn't sure what it was by the name. We were walking around Helen and saw it-it's behind a toy store and by the Windmill Hotel. It was closed and also a FOR Sale sign is up .More

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Chad J, Owner at Charlemagne's Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Under New Management & Re-opened Summer 2017 Mr. Lindhorst retired after this review was written, but his attraction was saved and reopened by new owners Tyanna and Chad Jackson, who also operate the Heidi Motel with a windmill next door and the Outpost Gold &...More

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