Welcome to The Riverside & Great Northern Railway

The R&GN is a 15-inch gauge railroad living museum offering fun for young and old. Ride our live 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 learning center, 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 Thomas the Train Products™.

Visitor Information

Visitor Information

The Riverside & Great Northern is a family-friendly museum. We make every effort to provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for the whole family.

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Groups & Parties

Groups & Parties

The Riverside & Great Northern is a great place for you to bring a school, church or other group of ten or more for a unique learning experience, or for you host a never-to-be-forgotten birthday party for a young or young-at-heart family member or friend.

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The Riverside & Great Northern hosts many events throughout the year. Make sure you keep in touch with our event calendar so you don't miss out on all the great fun.

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Operating Schedule

Sept. 9 - Oct. 29

Sat & Sun:10a - 4pm
(weather permitting)
Trains Run: 10a - 4p
(Run on the hour, every hour)

All Active Duty Military and immdiate family ride free (Spouse and children) with proper military ID



No Admission Fee

Train Ride

Seniors (62+): $9.00
Adults: $12.00
Children: $8.00
Children (3 and under): Free

Active duty military personnel and their families ride free. Please bring your Military ID.

Experience the Ride!

The R&GN is a not-for-profit 15-inch gauge railroad living museum just north of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Enjoy the R&GN experience online, and visit us in person!

WEB DISCOUNT - Print our Web Discount Coupon and bring it with you to the museum. You and each member of your party will save $1 off the regular price for the train ride.
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