This Halloween, grab the kids and head to Jack O'Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction, where you'll walk through a trick or treat maze, encounter kid-friendly ghosts and skeletons, see Halloweenville on a miniature animated display, and take in the area's only indoor Pumpkin Patch, where kids get a free mini pumpkin. There will also be two outdoor kids' train rides themed for the Halloween season. Plus, your ticket includes Train Journey, the world's largest indoor, interactive train model, with a children's play area featuring Thomas coloring and crafts, and the chance for kids to engineer their own locomotive on a hand-cranked train or take a train ride. Also included is A-Maze-N Funhouse, with a curtain maze, clown illusions, a black light area and a mirror maze.
Your ticket includes entry to Jack O’Lantern Junction, Train Journey and the A-Maze-N Funhouse.
The World’s Largest Indoor, Interactive Train Display
Ya gotta see it to believe it!
Ninety large, G-scale trains are running everywhere, immersing visitors in a 25,000 square-foot environment. More than two miles of track take visitors on a panoramic journey through three distinct epochs in U.S. history, from the earliest days of steam-engine railroading up through today’s modern diesel locomotives. The layout includes railroading’s Early Period (1830s through the Civil War to late 1890s), the Middle Period (1900 to 1950s) and the Modern Period (1960s to the present).
Train tracks are bustling all around the visitor—below, at eye level and some even 11’ in the air. There are carefully hand-crafted cities, towns, filled with scratch built buildings including saw mills and factories. Thousands of trees fill forests & logging camps while huge bridges span vast valleys. You’ll see plateaus, intricate trestles, tunnels, trolley cars, and fast-traveling subway trains. Each piece built with careful detail to be as historically accurate as possible.
A cascading 11’ waterfall provides a dramatic backdrop for the entire area; water flows through canals and rivers into a large lake. All trains are large G-scale trains, 1/24th the size of the real thing. Each train car – and there are over 1,200 of them! – is about the size of a loaf of bread.
The volunteers who work on the display are adding details each week and visitors who come just once a month can see 100’s of additions. Anyone who has even seen a model train display will love Entertrainment Junction and if you’ve even worked on a model railroad, you’ll want to return again and again.
You won’t want to miss our latest and greatest attraction A-Maze-N Funhouse: The Greatest Funhouse on Earth
“With the new A-Maze-N Funhouse ” says EnterTRAINment Junction owner Don Oeters, “We have become a single destination with two unique, world-class attractions under one roof. We have both the world’s largest indoor model train display and the greatest funhouse on Earth.
The new circus midway experience will feature such attractions as the region’s only mirror maze, a discombobulating spinning vortex tunnel, a hilarious tilt room, the astonishing Ames Room, a confusing curtain maze, a claustrophobia hallway, an illusory endless corridor and more.
Upon entering the new funhouse area, visitors are greeted by a large lobby designed like an old-time circus midway, complete with bright colors, flashing lights, sights, sounds and attractions reminiscent of the popular midways from the past. There is even old-style coin-operated Zoltar fortune telling machine and colorful photo spot.
Just ahead are four separate, sideshow circus tents beckoning visitors of all ages inside, each tent offering fun and imaginative attractions designed to create confusion, bewilderment and lots of laughter.
The four sideshow tents are Curtain Chaos, Clown College, Mirror Maze and Outer Limits: Journey Through The Black Hole.
The first sideshow tent houses an all-new mammoth Mirror Maze, but not just any mirror maze— it is one of the largest of its kind in North America (2 ½ times larger than the popular mirror maze that originally opened with EnterTRAINment Junction in 2008.) Guests enter a disorienting land of illusion, a visual assault on their senses as they attempt to navigate through an ever-deceiving labyrinth of reflections, unable to determine where one mirror ends and the next begins.
A second tent is home to the crazy Clown College with rooms to confound and confuse. The clowns abandoned the building, but left behind a visual jumble of perception distortions, starting with a hallway with clown photos that react when a guest pushes a button to make a clown’s bow tie spin or squirt water. This just begins a bizarre journey of surprises where visitors seem to grow or shrink merely by walking across a room (called an Ames Room), challenge a tilted room, marvel at a gravity-defying ball that rolls uphill not downhill, and pose in classic funhouse mirrors that oddly distort the viewer’s reflection.
The next attraction is Curtain Chaos, a bewildering maze of twists, turns and dead-ends through hanging curtains that test a visitor’s sanity and sense of direction. This new curtain maze is three times larger than the original curtain maze that opened with EnterTRAINment Junction in 2008.
A fourth attraction is the Outer Limits: Journey Through The Black Hole, which takes visitors on an outer space encounter. Here, visitors are channeled through a wild, spinning vortex tunnel then launched into a black hole with a dizzying array of glowing stars and planets. Visitors must escape by squeezing through a claustrophobia room.