Though not bound by the laws of physics, Santa Claus is duty bound to eat every cookie, brisket, and can of pumpkin-pie filling you leave out for him. Meet the jovial gift bearer with today’s Groupon to EnterTrainment Junction in West Chester. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get all-access admission for one to Christmas at the Junction (up to a $15.95 value).
- For $29, you get all-access admission for four to Christmas at the Junction (up to a $63.80 value).<p>
EnterTrainment Junction enthralls visitors throughout the year in a family entertainment venue with miles of miniature railroad-laden infrastructure. Retro and modern cityscapes sprawl throughout the facility, linked together by 45 model-train tracks with more than 100 hand-built bridges and trusses. Throughout the holiday season, the expansive locomotive menagerie hosts decorations, music, and a Main Street Holiday Trains exhibit. After mimicking the man in the moon and gazing down upon tiny citizens’ snowy adventures, guests embark upon a winding winter journey through a holiday-themed funhouse maze in search of Santa’s house. Like a malfunctioning vending machine, Mrs. Claus will provide each visitor with fresh cookies to enjoy as they await the opportunity to meet with Santa. Mr. Claus will speak with attendees until Christmas Eve, and Christmas at the Junction runs from November 19 through January 1.
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.
“It was a fun experience for our grandchildren and for all the parents :) The staff was very helpful - we bought 2 passes for $29, but they printed with the same...”
“It was a fun experience for our grandchildren and for all the parents :) The staff was very helpful - we bought 2 passes for $29, but they printed with the same number/code [not sure how that happened] but they allowed us to go in despite this glitch. ”
“A little too pricey w/I the groupon, we felt we got a great deal with it ;)”
“I didn't even know the place existed :) Was great. ”