Like celebrities, model trains have magazines dedicated to them illustrating current trends and tips for assembly. Snap photos at locomotive stars with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for Do-It-All passes for two (up to a $31.90 value)
- $30 for Do-It-All passes for four (up to a $63.80 value)
Do-It-All passes grant access to the indoor train display, railroad museum, and kids' play area, among other attractions. During Christmas in July, held from Monday, June 24, to Sunday, July 28, kids can journey to the North Pole for an early visit with Santa Claus from noon to 6 p.m. every day (besides a half-hour milk-and-cookies break at 3 p.m.).
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Train hobbyist Don Oeters founded EnterTrainment Junction in 2008 to showcase railroading in an educational and amusing way. Two years later, his 80,000-square-foot facility was voted Ohio's Best Family Entertainment Center of 2010.
At the centerpiece, a 25,000-square-foot indoor model train display dazzles visitors with 90 G-scale trains and 2 miles of track winding through handcrafted landscapes, including an 11-foot waterfall, thousands of trees, and scenes documenting railroad's early, middle, and modern periods. Each train car is the size of a loaf of bread, making it easier for groups to see it or break it into communal pieces, and Oeters and his staff continually tweak the locomotive's surroundings by adding seasonal touches and installing minor or major updates. Historical train artifacts, educational videos, and interactive exhibits await amblers in the railroad museum, and the Imagination Junction kids' area entertains youngsters with train-themed play structures, hand-cranked and electronic locomotive rides, and a section dedicated to Thomas the Tank Engine, the first train to successfully learn sign language.