6 Perfect Picnic Tips

June 23, 2015

Spring is the perfect time for picnics! While you can’t pack a BAD picnic, we can help you pack a great one! Store water in a collapsible bottle–They’re 80% lighter than the hard-plastic variety. Pack crushable food (think chips) in zip-top bags filled with air to create a cushion and prevent crushing. Pack double-duty items, […]

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3 Easy Summer Crafts Your Kids Will Love

June 16, 2015

Posted by Lindsay Thompson Summer is here! That means the kids are out of school and chances are you’ve already heard “Mom, I’m bored!” a million times. Well, we’ve got some easy summer projects that will chase the boredom blues away. Not only are they super easy, they’re super fun! 1. Pine cone Bird Feeder […]

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Spring Cleaning with Your Kids

May 5, 2015

Cleaning always sounds like a drag and it makes it even harder to achieve with little ones messing it up faster than you can clean. Here are some tips to achieve that spring clean feel while actually getting your kids to help! Give small rewards for each task with young kids, like stickers to put […]

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5 Garden Projects For You and Your Kids

April 28, 2015

Gardening is a great way for kids to get their hands dirty and learn about nature! 1.Sponge Garden These are perfect for a rainy day activity, or a gardening activity the kids dont have to get covered in dirt for! Supplies Needed:  New, clean sponge, any color Small plate Grass seeds Water Clear plastic wrap […]

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10 Places Kids Can Eat Free in Cincinnati!

April 21, 2015

Skyline Chili Skyline Chili locations across the Cincinnati Tri-State also offer Kids Eat Free Nights. Nights vary by location so check with your local Skyline restaurant to see what night it happens. Hofbrauhaus Hofbrauhaus – Kids eat free Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. One free kid’s meal with every paying adult.  Bob Evans Bob Evans – Check with your local Bob’s but they now […]

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Our 5 Favorite DIY Springtime Popsicles

April 14, 2015

Everyone loves a good popsicle and they are extremely easy! You can completely customize them to your taste by add fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, or candies! You can buy easy molds at place like Target for about $13 Cookies and Cream Popsicles Yield:  8 to 10 pops 14 chocolate wafer cookies, about 4 oz (125g) total […]

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15 Cincinnati Spring Break Things To Do!

March 31, 2015

If you’re staying in or traveling to Cincinnati for this year’s Spring Break, there are plenty of things to see and do! 1. Go see a movie! Many local movie theaters have bargain ticket prices on Tuesdays? Springdale Cinemas offers tickets for $7.50, Kenwood and Esquire theaters are $6, and at Danbury theaters in Cincinnati Mills, Eastgate and […]

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Does This Look Like a Paper Airplane?

March 3, 2015

  Well it’s a paper airplane … in 1/32 scale!  That means it’s about 18” long!  Don’t believe it?  You can see for yourself and several others like it all made by one man! These will be on display at the 6th Annual Model Engineering Show hosted by EnterTRAINment Junction the weekend of March 7th and 8th.  […]

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Would You Ride a Train This Small?

February 3, 2015

Balmer Locomotive Works (BLW – not to be confused with the Baldwin Locomotive Works which turned out a few more locomotives.) Chuck Balmer, a retired electrical engineer and resident of Urbana, Ohio has a growing collection of operating model locomotives in ¾” scale. They run on 3½” gauge track (that’s 3½” between the rails – […]

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EnterTRAINment Named Best Amusement Center in Cincinnati

January 27, 2015

This year EnterTRAINment Junction won the 2014 Best Of Parenting, Best Amusement Center Award! Everything from Best Burger to Best Orthodontist in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky was voted on. Just behind us were our friends Kings Island and Lazer Kraze! So a BIG thank you to everyone who came out and had fun with us this […]

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We’re Upgrading!

January 20, 2015

We’ve started upgrading our system, if you keep up with The Big Train Project, then you are up to date with all the additions and changes to the TOP of our train layout…but what’s going on underneath? I took a trip inside our mountains to meet Brian Kienlen, the head guy behind our system upgrades! The […]

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4 Gluing Alternatives Train Table DI

January 13, 2015

To Glue or Not to Glue? We get asked daily what is the best way to secure your wooden track pieces to your train table. I usually recommend wood glue, IF you are dead set on having them be secured for good, BUT there are other options and better ways that will keep your child’s interest […]

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How Did Our Main Street Holiday Trains Start?

December 30, 2014

Did you visit our Main Street Holiday Trains this season? The main G Scale Train Display is hand built by our volunteers from scratch every year. Most of them were the ones building Duke Energy’s free holiday train display and that is how EnterTRAINment’s display came about! A lot of the trains and scenery you see […]

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5 Places to give this Holiday!

December 9, 2014

Posted by Lindsay Thompson The holiday’s are a great time for giving! Today the Turtle’s Pizza Van visited us at EnterTRAINment Junction collecting toys for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club in exchange for awesome hats and pizza! http://www.turtlespizzavan.com/  Simple stacks of newspapers, coats, toys, food and your time can be donated to the following organizations 1. […]

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Tiny Ted – Episode 5

November 5, 2014

  This Month’s episode of Tiny Ted, he will teach you how steam engines were able to run! Watch Now These locomotives are fueled by burning combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler. Have you ever watched a teapot bubbling? You probably noticed lots of steam coming out of the teapot, […]

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Easy Halloween Sensory Bags for Toddlers

October 29, 2014

Sensory bags are the perfect Halloween fun for babies and toddlers! They get to play with oozy slime but without all the mess! I’ve seen a lot of toddlers sensory bags made with gelatin, corn syrup, or other complicated mixing ingredients, but I came across many moms that were simply filling Ziploc bags with colored hair […]

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7 Area Indoor Trick-Or-Treat Options

October 14, 2014

Cincinnati’s Halloween night looks like it could be very cold and rainy, if you need an indoor option here’s a few area places for you! IKEA trick-or-treating. Get a jump start on Trick-or-treating! Ikea’s hosting a night of candy and fun during our Trick-or-Treat Night on Wednesday, October 29 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Graceworks Baptist Church […]

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Our 5 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

October 8, 2014

What better way to celebrate the fall and Halloween season, than with easy pumpkin treats! Easy Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream 1 (15 ounce) can 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 gallon softened vanilla ice cream 36 vanilla wafers or […]

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Now Open….Jack-O-Lantern Junction!

October 1, 2014

Our Jack O’ Lantern Junction opened Saturday and was filled with tons of princesses and super heroes, we’d love for you to join us and show off your costume! Have you ever wanted to go to a pumpkin patch only to find out it was raining? At Jack ‘O Lantern Junction, we have an indoor pumpkin patch where you […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Junction Behind the Scenes

September 17, 2014

We’re setting up for Halloween here at EnterTRAINment Junction! In two weeks, we will have transformed our Expo Center into a huge 9-room Halloween maze and an indoor pumpkin patch!  Our maze is completely scare-free so its fun for all ages! There is candy in each room so be sure to pick up a Trick-Or-Treat […]

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