Five Model Train Exhibits To See In Greater Cincinnati This Holiday Season | Cultural | Cincinnati
Get into the seasonal spirit by visiting some of Cincinnati’s model train exhibits.
Holiday junction at the Cincinnati Museum Center
Duke Energy holiday trains are celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. The exhibit debuted in downtown Cincinnati in 1946, and that year’s iteration at the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Holiday junction comprises 60 trains, with more than 300 cars in total, running through miniature and comfortable winter vignettes. Check out the details at the track level or see an overview above.
In addition to small locomotives, visitors can find everything in this winter wonderland, from LEGO buildings “featuring fanciful scenes and characters from your favorite books and movies” to treasure hunts and a storybook. interactive that relays the history of the train display. Of course, Santa Claus will be there to prepare his sleigh and feed his reindeer.
“Year after year, decade after decade, generation after generation, Duke Energy vacation trains have delighted families while on vacation,” said Elizabeth Pierce, President and CEO of CMC, in a statement. “Some people will fall in love with trains for the first time this year, others for the 75th time, but for everyone we are delighted to rekindle the fires and send this beloved holiday tradition on along their 1000 feet of track for the past and present generations. Until January 3, 2022. Included with admission. 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate, cincymuseum.org.
Trains and traditions, a vacation in Cincinnati at the Krohn Conservatory
Krohn Conservatory Increases The Whimsy Factor This Winter With A Flower Show Trains and traditions, a vacation in Cincinnati. The exhibit features “a tapestry of colorful poinsettias, charming garden railroads and beautiful replicas of Cincinnati landmarks created from” botanical architecture “by local Applied Imagination artisans,” according to the Krohn. Look for mini but elaborate stick-like renderings of structures including the Roebling Suspension Bridge, Taft Art Museum, Union Terminal, and the Krohn itself. Wagons, streetcars, Cincinnati-themed locomotives and even Thomas the Tank roll along the elevated train tracks and at eye level, all surrounded by holiday flowers, blossoming schlumbergera (aka Christmas cacti) and d ‘other verdant greenery. Until January 9, 2022. $ 10 adults; $ 7 for 5-17 year olds; free for children 4 and under. 1501 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park, cincinnatiparks.com.
Holiday toy trains at the Behringer-Crawford Museum
The Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington has its own small train exhibit, Holiday toy trains, with locomotives running on 250 feet of track. The museum says eight trains will pass through 30 miniature reconstructions of “towns, farms and snowy fields.” Visitors can interact with the Lionel O-gauge model trains by activating landmarks, including a bus station, car wash, and fire station, with an animated firefighter gliding along a fire hydrant. There is also a carnival with moving rides and attractions.
Brick constructions from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana LEGO User Group complete the exhibit, with a chance for kids (and adults) to build their own creative and colorful LEGO creations. Until January 9, 2022. $ 9 adults; $ 8 seniors; $ 5 for ages 3-17. 1600 Montague Road, Covington, bcmuseum.org.
Christmas at Entertrainment Junction
Visit Entertrainment Junction – the home of the self-proclaimed “World’s Largest G-Scale Model Train Display” – for train entertainment, as well as holiday cheer. They transformed their driveway into a 1930s main street scene, complete with Christmas lights and decor, and added a “Journey to the North Pole” adventure. Head to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus and pass snow-capped landscapes, a post office, reindeer stables, and the elves’ toy-making workshop. Mrs. Claus will be in the kitchen with fresh cookies for the kids, and Santa will be in her office waiting to hear the holiday wishes. Santa Claus will be available alternately, either in person or by video chat. Until January 2, 2022. Tickets start at $ 9.95. 7379 Squire Court, West Chester, entertrainmentjunction.com.
Holiday train display at Highfield Discovery Garden
Take a trip to Highfield Discovery Gardens at Great Parks’ Glenwood Gardens to see an exhibit of O scale model trains. The collection, from owner Bill Schott, offers a scenic journey along the Great Circle Line & Points North Rail Road , with tiny snow-capped towns, wintry mountains, an ice-covered harbor, and various intersecting railways. Until January 9, 2022. Included with admission of $ 3 for the cool season. 10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, greatparks.org.
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