Northlandz, in Flemington NJ, is a model train museum, with over 8 miles of track and great “scenic views” for the trains to run through.
The location also features hundreds of dolls from around the world, a 94-room dollhouse, and all different types of pianos/organs.
These trains were going across huge bridges, through mountains and rolling through towns. While enjoying the trains themselves it was equally impressive to see the amount of work that must have gone into putting this all together.
Behind the building they have a miniature train ride, that roams the backyard, including a train tunnel and some RailRoad Crossings. We got lucky and actually had deer along the tracks as well.
One complaint from my trip there: The place was filthy.
I understand that the vast track areas might be hard to keep from getting dusty, but the areas where people walk aren’t that large. The place had cobwebs, dead spiders in displays, and the bathrooms were downright filthy.
The museum experience was a 9 out of 10, the cleanliness was a 3 out of 10.
Fortunately for them, the experience is worth a lot more, and overall the Northlandz experience gets a 7.5 out of 10.
Prices and hours can be found here, and you could read a blurb on them in the current issue of Wired Magazine.