The Model Train Exhibit at Merchants Square, Allentown, Pennsylvania

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You have model train displays, and you have the Model Train Exhibit at Merchants Square in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Now some of you are saying, “Yeah, I know.  You go and see a model train as it goes around and around and around.  It is nothing new.  It is the same old same old.”

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Welcome to the Model Train Exhibit at Merchants Square.  You pay your admission, and you enter into the display area.  Yes, you will see large displays of model trains going around and around and around, but then you realize that it is night.  Wait a minute.  It was daytime when you entered, but now it is nighttime.  You hear thunder, but you are inside, but there is a flash of lightning.  It gets cloudy, and it starts raining.  After a few minutes, the storms cease, and it is sunny again.  You see the trains go around and around and around.  It is at that time when you realize that this is not your same old model train display but something so much more.

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The Model Train Exhibit at Merchants Square has three large model train displays and four subway displays.  Each display has numerous features to include a ski resort, a farm and a lake that has real water.  The experience it set up to where you will see day and night and even a thunderstorm.  Each show is thirty minutes long starting on the half hour, but if you enter in the middle of a show, you have nothing to worry because your admission allows you to stay until closing.  If you are a local, you might be making many visits to this place.  Along with the model train display there is also a room available for birthday parties.

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The Model Train Exhibit is located on the second floor of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  (It is handicap accessible.)  It is located at 1901 S. 12th Street less than ten minutes from Interstate 78.  It is open Friday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  (Please note that there are closed in April, May and June to do maintenance on the displays.  Admission is just $8.00 for adults.  You can learn more about the exhibit at http://modeltrainexhibit.com/.  A visit is well worth it.

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4 thoughts on “The Model Train Exhibit at Merchants Square, Allentown, Pennsylvania

    1. They are not connected. Roadside America is independent. Roadside America was actually built by one man with everything being handmade. They are an hour from each other. The Model Train Exhibit is run by a Allentown based model railroad group. They both are great sites to see, but Roadside America is family owned.

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