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The Largest Model Train In America Is Right Here In New Jersey

In Flemington, New Jersey, you will find one incredible train museum, all built by one man with a dream. Bruce Williams Zaccagnino has been passionate about model trains since he was a child. He began building them in his own home (and even added FIVE extra basements to contain his expanding collection) before making the decision to share them with the world. He tore down the structures and bought a larger property to house Northlandz, an whole museum containing his impressive model railroad, which is considered the largest of its kind in country!

The models are incredibly detailed, from the scaled mountains (some over three stories tall!) to the 400 trestle bridges that carry his running railroad along eight miles of tracks through towns featuring 4,000 miniature buildings, all built from scratch. Bruce has created a masterpiece that is nothing less than awe-inspiring. This video, shot and shared by Great Big World on YouTube, takes you inside Northlandz museum for a closer look at this amazing model train collections, as well as the the wonderful man behind it all.

Northlandz is open to the public, so you can see the 90+ model trains that run each day for only $13.75 for adults and $9.75 for children. Exploring the museum takes a few hours, so this is an excellent way to spend an afternoon! Visit the Northlandz website for more information and details about the museum.

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Meg Archer
Meg is the Contributions & Creative Content Editor for OnlyInYourState. She works in source research, concept development, and business outreach. Meg enjoys playing with her food (cooking), writing furiously (at inconvenient moments), and exploring (everything and everywhere).