Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit, Allentown

4.3
#5 of 9 in Museums in Allentown
Allentown, PA’s Morning Call newspaper raved about the Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit:

“…the world’s most amazing model train extravaganza. If you think I’m exaggerating, take a look… The main display is more than 78 feet long and 36 feet wide and other displays are only somewhat smaller, with more model trains than I could count and hundreds of intricately detailed and electrified little buildings and other structures… In the middle of its biggest display (is) a 16 by 24 foot lake with real water, and overhead puffy clouds… produce real rain.

“One display has a ski resort in the background with tiny skiers schussing down the slopes (they actually move). A farm is so realistic, one of the outbuildings has a roof that’s collapsing with age.”

In coming years, I’m pretty sure every model train enthusiast will seek inspiration in south Allentown, where magic is also building momentum.”
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  • We stumbled upon this train exhibit. Totally enchanting with beautiful scenes, including an underground subway like stretch, a lake with thunderstorm, rural and city scenes with drive-ins and theaters...  more »
  • The work and time spent on this miniature village and trains is beyond words! If in the Lehigh Valley area this is a must see! Great for all ages. The detail and thought put into this is huge. Do NOT ...  more »
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  • I came here 4 or 5 years ago with the grandsons. They loved it. Even if you are not a toy train hobbiest you should enjoy a gander through this exhibit. Incredible DETAILS. It is an ANTIQUE! Not the modern animation exhibits like at DISNEY World and not expensive like Disney either but the old fashion model trains of yesteryear post WWII. With all the old fashion animation. Even skiers going down a snowy hillside.Younger children need help to see most of the set up. If the kids are small be prepared to hold them or else they can see by climbing ladders on wheels that you can use if it's not too crowded . But children need supervised on the ladders... I almost got run over by one out of control being pushed around by unsupervised kids. While waiting for the time of the next entry, the kids can play with the remotes of a toy train housed behind a glass cover at the end of the hall. Very friendly staff. You can stay about 45 minutes inside exhibit.
  • Very nice display. Lots of lights and things to see. Flashy and fun with good music.

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