Visitor Information


Family Friendly

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.

We have a snack shop and picnic facilities on the grounds — bring your own picnic, if you like — so your family can enjoy lunch together while watching the action.

Our bright, clean restroom facilities have changing stations for parents of young children. Our grounds provide an area for you and your kids to enjoy an hour or two out in the sun.

We hope you will bring your family and enjoy every minute of your visit with us.


Special Needs Accommodations

The Riverside & Great Northern Railway provides limited accessibility for visitors with special needs.

The Museum’s grounds, restrooms and public locations are generally accessible to visitors with limited mobility and visitors using wheelchairs and walkers.

We can accommodate one wheelchair per train on a special car constructed for visitors in wheelchairs. We are delighted to add the wheelchair car to our trains as needed. Please let us know in advance, if possible.

Please call us at 608-254-6367 if you have questions about special needs accommodations, or to schedule the wheelchair car.



We offer special rates for schools, churches, parties and other groups. Contact us for more information and to make arrangements.