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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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Great Guest Stop

Ii had a buddy visit who is a big train buff and collector and rehabber. WE really had fun in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
847ericz
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Allentown, United States
Fun place for young kids

This was a great place for young kids. The show is about 30 minutes, where you walk around freely... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Mohamed Z
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New York City, New York
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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!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Merchants Square Mall, 1901 South 12th St, Allentown, PA 18103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank sbrown0130
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!

Thank COLEVILLE
Reviewed 17 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
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
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I took my granddaughter to see the exhibit and she loved it. A variety of trains and enough things to see to make it worth the visit. Loved the storm and rain. They even have stepstools placed throughout the room so children can climb on...More

Thank PATTYK61
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A wonderful place to see all the train displays and the history of trains and the railroad. You meet alot of very nice people with the love of the hobby.

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic and reasonably priced for Grandparents to treat the grandkids. Miles of model train tracks in a room decorated with city and suburban details. Trains and cars and tiny animations all in motion. Lights dim and rain drops fall from the ceiling to a model...More

Thank snowmanondabeach
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Walk into an unassuming building, then up the stairs to find this absolute hidden gem in Allentown. 18,000 feet of the most detail oriented train tracks. Tours run every 30 minutes, so check the website for times; Tickets are cheap at around $8 for adults...More

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wannacome2
22 December 2015|
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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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Diane007
22 November 2015|
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Response from caren b | Reviewed this property |
No you can't buy tickets on line, but they won't be sold out and the shows run throughout the day, you can browse the shops, antique stores or just sit on the benches if you have a waiting period.
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