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Riverside and Great Northern Railway

N115 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9124
+1 608-254-6367
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We continue to love this place, year after year

Recently visited with my husband and 4 year old son, but this was about our 5th time here. We love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cary, Illinois
Great for train enthusiasts of all ages

Great small steam train ride, not too long, not too short. Completely run by volunteers. Perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Appleton, Wisconsin
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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™.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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N115 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-9124
+1 608-254-6367
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited with my husband and 4 year old son, but this was about our 5th time here. We love this place! The train is so fun for us and our son and the store has some really cool Thomas and other train products. Its...More

Thank lougordon1306
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great small steam train ride, not too long, not too short. Completely run by volunteers. Perfect for little train lovers. My 73 yr old dad loves steam engines and this was his 2nd visit and just loved it. He could not wait to go. 5...More

Thank Mindascrazyherd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A overall good experience. Doesn't take too much of your time, especially if you have young children, and is worth the money. If you a rail buff, this place is good for you as well. I enjoyed learning about the railroad and locomotive as well...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My 3 year old is already requesting we go back for another ride. Definitely worth a trip if kids are interested in trains.

Thank MNTravel_couple
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This place is phenomenal!!! I have always loved trains and this place certainly is unique. It is a small 15 gauge train that holds four people per car. There are several really neat things to observe here. 1) watch how the turntable is run when...More

2  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This railroad is made for all little people not just the Irish Leprechaun's. In fact we got the same joys that everyone else had kids or their folks. Wasn't expecting to see the small scale of those large steam trains we visited in our 50-State...More

Thank jaduckcoin
Reviewed 9 October 2016

i am a fan of trains and steam trains heard about this and wanted to go on it, the steam ones they have weren't ruining the day i went which would been cool to go on, the one driving the train let me take photos...More

Thank Katie J J
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a great place to visit, for both couples or families. All of the volunteers are very friendly and happy to give you a tour if you have time before your train ride. It's a great way to relax and really take in all...More

Thank Nyki E
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stopped in the Wisconsin Dells visitor's center and were told about R&GN, otherwise we never would have known about it, more people need to go here! Great adventure for my train loving 3 year old, my wife and I enjoyed the train ride as...More

1  Thank volkswagendriver
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We took this train ride as an option for something different to do! Boy were we glad we did! ALL of the volunteers were VERY friendly and the little train was adorable and was size friendly for adults! It wasn't far from downtown so the...More

1  Thank CWalkerhris
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hi, if go there in weekends, how long need to wait for the train ride? can we buy the ticket online in advanced or can only buy when we arrive at there? and how long will be the train ride? thanks.
14 September 2016|
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Response from DFC167 | Reviewed this property |
We've gone on weekends, and it's never really been that busy.
how much did it cost
10 August 2015|
Response from squidbunny | Reviewed this property |
I think it's $12 for an adult admission. Kids under a certain age are free. There is a BOGO coupon for this in the Dells coupon book and I think it's also part of the splash pass. I don't mind the price too much though as... More