The perfect educational venue for all age groups.
One of the missions of EnterTRAINment Junction is to educate and entertain people on the importance of railroads throughout history. The Junction was designed with school groups in mind and is the perfect venue for learning in a fun environment!
EnterTRAINment Junction features the Train Journey, the American Railroading Museum, the Great Train Expo, and Imagination Junction.
Travel through three distinct time periods of U.S. history captured in a 25,000 square foot model railroad display.
Railroads had an incredible effect on the world in every way from transportation and engineering through industry and economics. Our journey begins in the 1860’s with the earliest days of steam engine railroading. Different pieces of American history such as mining, logging, family farming and the Civil War are represented. The next area you enter into is the Middle Period focusing on the 1940’s and 1950’s. This takes you back to the days of street cars, trolleys, the transition from steam trains to diesel trains and interurban lines. Finally, we reach the Modern Period representing the 1970’s to the present. Here you can focus on subways, advanced locomotives and more modern forms of transportation.
Our G-scale train layout is the largest interactive indoor layout in the world and features over two miles of track, 90 locomotives and more than 1500 cars. Train tracks surround the visitor at heights of 2’ to 11’. Carefully hand-crafted cities, towns, working saw mills, factories, forests, bridges, mountains, valleys, trestles, tunnels, trolley cars, subway trains and a state-of the-art sound and light display add a dimension of wonder to the entire experience. While traveling through the layout you will appreciate the 70,000 hours of hard work and labor that volunteers have put into crafting and perfecting the Train Journey.
The American Railroading Museum
An imaginative, interactive display and theater that depicts the fascinating story of the growth, history and development of the United States. Much of the focus is the large part that the railroading industry played in connecting the United States and modernizing transportation over the years. Throughout the museum, you can enjoy facts, pictures all while enhancing your knowledge of early transportation and appreciating how far train technology has come. Actual train equipment and implements are displayed and railroad folklore is revealed with exhibits, interactive trivia kiosks and video theater.
The Coney Island Amusement Park Display (Cincinnati, OH)
Up on the mezzanine is a 1/24 scale replica of Coney Island just as it was in 1965. There is a fully functioning Shooting Star roller coaster, merry-go-round, ferris wheel, tumble bug, rocket ship, Wild Mouse, haunted house, Lost River, sky ride and much more. You have to see it to believe it!
The Great Train Expo
Housing artifacts and collectibles including Neil Young’s Touring O-Gauge Display, the Volunteer Workshop, a replica of the Mt. Adams Incline and other rotating train exhibits. Plus visit the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society library with railroading history books, videos and magazines.
Enjoy our A-Maze-N Funhouse that includes, Curtain Chaos, Clown College, Outer Limits (Journey to the Black Hole), the Mirror Maze and Crazy Caper which will challenge the senses of children (as well as adults) in a world of dramatic scenic design, sensory elements and theatrical lighting.
Special pricing for groups of 25 and up!
There are also special weeks for Home Schoolers!
For more information, a curriculum packet, or to book your field trip call Katie Schumacher at 513-898-8000 or (Out Of Town) 877-898-4656 x203 or contact us online now.