Information on:

Flemington - Northlandz

908-782-4022

About Us

Northlandz is a 16 acre world class attraction developed by Bruce and his wife Jean. Included in this complex is a doll museum, La Peep Doll House, a 2,000 pipe theater pipe organ (which Bruce plays) and art galleries throughout. The building is reflective of the couples lifelong commitment to art, expression, and creativity.

History

The dream of the Great American Railway at Northlandz began over 35 years ago as the Williams' first home was being built in 1972. As builders would leave for the day Mr. Williams would escape to the basement and begin erecting scenes for his new basement passion. Mountain passes were erected complete with bridges and buildings.

Workers returning the next day, removed the new addition so they could continue their work. Bruce kept building the nightly exhibits. Thus was the beginning to a labor of love that has resulted in the world' largest model railroad.



Reviews

Sarah Landau

Rating:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Despite being a major attraction, there was an atmosphere of pride in what one man had wrought, pride and eagerness to share. The owner and creator himself collected our money. This appealed to our family of all ages. Breathtaking to think what one man did. There are many very funny signs explaining a section of the exhibit. Even the souvenir store had funny signs hung up.

Regina Olekson

Rating:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The level of detail that went into each display is terrific. We (toddler, parents, and grandma) spent almost an hour marveling at the trains and detailed landscapes within the first 25% of the self guided tour. The whole set-up was thoughtfully done and you can tell that the design team has a great passion for what they do. We took a mini train ride around the property once we completed the tour. It was a two car train in stellar condition and it was a perfect way to end our visist. 4 stars instead of 5 due to the following: The only drawback would be the place is aged and could use some TLC, especially in areas of the building (some specific corners) that seem to be in disrepair. However overall, when you consider the age of the displays, you provide some concessions to the overall appearance. I would say this is a great place to visit and I plan on going back again.

Elena Fedina

Rating:
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Absolutely insane. I can see why kids would love to spend their time here (lots of trains that actually move), but we had a group of 4 adults, and we spent 1 hour going through the first 25% of the displays :) you just get sucked into watching the trains move around and drive through caves and over bridges. And then noticing the small details in the scenes that give it all a different spin. Knowing what we know now, I'd say you need at least 3 hours to enjoy yourself.

Robert Haver

Rating:
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
The detail in this place is insane! If you take your time and sort of put yourself into each scene as you walk by, you really appreciate the time and effort that went into Northlandz. We spent hours taking about each layout, not even realizing how long we were in there. It was just so interesting and captivating for both me and my son.

Erin Kershaw

Rating:
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Great effort, time and money went into this, but the dust and dirt is just too much. The displays were wonderful and the people who greeted us were very nice, but there was trash on the floor, dust everywhere and the bathrooms were so filthy and smelly I just could not go back here. There's really no excuse to not cleaning, no matter how small the staff is here. If they clean up, we'd definitely come back!

Northlandz is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media