Trains, Trains and More Trains!

Happy Friday, friends!

I’m back to round out my train-centric week with a roundup of all the activities, exhibits and events in the Tri-State for train-loving kids and adults.

I’ve been to many of these places with my kids; the others, I plan on checking out soon — so stay tuned!

Train/Transportation Museums

Indiana Transportation Museum

Kentucky Railway Museum

Ohio Museum of Transportation

The Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati

Tower A at Union Terminal

Whitewater Valley Railroad Museum

Year-Round Train Displays

Behringer-Crawford Museum

EnterTRAINment Junction

Cincinnati in Motion at The Cincinnati Museum Center

Train Rides (of all sizes!)

AMTRAK (consider traveling by rail on your next trip — Cincinnati has two AMTRAK stations!)

Carillon Park Railroad (1/8th scale railroad for kids!)

Cincinnati Dinner Train (eat dinner while taking a 10-mile tour of Cincinnati on this beautiful train!)

LM&M Railroad (real trains; kid-and-adult-specific rides and themes. Check out )

The Cincinnati Zoo (take a train tour trough the Zoo on this kid-sized train!)

Holiday Train Displays

Around the holidays, several local venues unveil their best, most intricate, displays!

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction

Holiday Junction at The Cincinnati Museum Center*

Holiday Toy Trains at the Behringer-Crawford Museum*

The Poinsettia Express at Krohn Conservatory

*Please note that these links are for last year’s events; check back later for the 2015 schedule!

Special Train-rific Events

Dayton Train Show

Head up to Hara Arena (1001 Shiloh Springs Rd., Dayton, OH 45415) on November 7-8 for the 40th anniversary of this popular train show!

Lincoln Funeral Train Exhibit

On September 10-13, 150 years after President Lincoln’s final journey, Troy Main Street and The Troy Foundation will showcase The Lincoln Funeral Train exhibit in downtown Troy, OH. The Funeral Train consists of a full-size reproduction of a 1860s era steam railroad locomotive similar to the make and style of Lincoln’s actual funeral train.

2015 Cincinnati Train and Trade Show

The large and popular annual Cincinnati Model Train and Trade Show will be on October 10-11 at Lakota West High School (8940 Union Center Ave., West Chester, OH 45069). This will be the 48th annual edition of this huge fun-filled family and hobbyist event!

So — turn off Thomas and take your kids on a train-tastic trip to one of these fun places!

For more links, literature, pictures and information on railroads, check out the Cincinnati Railroad Club’s website. Or, better yet, head to Tower A and check out the Club’s comprehensive library!




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