Christmas at the Junction

November 11, 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already! Christmas a the Junction starts THIS Friday (11/16) and runs through 1/1/20!  Christmas is one of our favorites times of year here- so much so that we’ve compiled a list of why it’s so special to us. Atmosphere Every year I am always so […]

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We love Bring a Friend Free!

November 4, 2019

Yes, it’s that time again! Time for First Class Passholders to gather up their friends and bring them to EnterTRAINment Junction!! We created a list of reasons why BAFF is so important here at the Junction: 1. Believe it or not, some people still don’t know that we exist. They don’t know who we are […]

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#147 October Status Report

October 28, 2019

This month’s report describes the work underway to provide lighting for customers of EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) aerial tram on the paths to the tram stations.  After constructing the stairway described in Report Number 146, the Tram Project Team realized that the restaurant, which the tram serves, would very likely operate beyond just the daylight hours.  […]

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Tiny Ted- Episode 6

October 19, 2019

In this episode of Tiny Ted, Ted will teach us about turntables and roundhouses. You can find both of these in our train display! For those of you that don’t know, a roundhouse is a building where they work on trains. The reason they made it round was because it was near a turntable… which […]

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Cincinnati Fall Favorites!

October 12, 2019

Here at EnterTRAINment, we are loving this cooler weather and the changing colors of the leaves! Fall is a great time to get out with your family and experience some wonderful new traditions! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites! Cincinnati Zoo For starters, how about visiting the Cincinnati Zoo for HallZOOween. Not only […]

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Ghost Trains

October 4, 2019

It’s getting close to Halloween and popular culture loves the idea of ghost trains and all things haunted! We decided to gather up some of our favorite ghostly train stories just for you! Abe Lincoln’s Ghost Train One of the most popular stories is that of Abraham Lincoln’s Ghost Train. Rumor has it that the […]

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#146 September Status Report

September 24, 2019

This month’s report describes the work underway to prepare the site for installation of the Lower Aerial Tramway Station on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout. In preparing last month’s article, I realized that there was no reasonable way for pedestrians or trolley riders in the Middle City to get safely down to the Aerial Tramway’s […]

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Coming soon: Jack O’ Lantern Junction!

September 21, 2019

Jack O’Lantern Junction is almost here! Next Saturday  (Sept 28) is the official opening of our kid-friendly Halloween event. It runs every day through Halloween and is the perfect no-scare/family friendly activity to put you in the mood for fall! (see website for our official calendar of events) This event is a TREAT for the whole family […]

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Lessons from Trains

September 13, 2019

It’s no secret that kids enjoy trains… so why not take something that kids enjoy and turn it into something educational? (It can be done!)  There are so many ways to use toy trains to educate young minds and teach kids new things. Learning can be FUN and educational at same time which,  in my opinion, […]

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Selling your old train sets

September 7, 2019

We get a lot of phone calls and inquiries about people who want to sell old train sets- maybe the set was someone’s fathers or grandfathers who recently passed away. To help aid in this process, we’ve gathered up some quick tips that will help you make the best decisions when it comes to selling […]

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#145 August Status Report

August 27, 2019

This month’s report describes the planning and beginning preparations for the installation of the Aerial Tramway on the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) layout. As different as the upper and lower stations are in appearance, so different too are the characteristics of the two sites on which they will be located. Figure 1 shows the elements of […]

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Raccoons, snakes, and groundhogs, oh my!

August 12, 2019

On Saturday we had a late birthday celebration! Can you believe EnterTRAINment Junction has been around 11 years!?  To help us celebrate our birthday, our friends from ZooPro Adventures came out with some of their animal friends to meet and greet our guests! Pictured below is only part of their set up! Did you know ZooPro […]

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Everything Thomas Month

August 4, 2019

Who is that famous blue engine we all know and love?? Yep, you guessed it- it’s Thomas and EVERYTHING THOMAS MONTH is back at EnterTRAINment Junction now through September 15th! To get us in the mood for this blog lets start out with a Thomas fun fact! Did you know that Thomas was essentially an […]

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Why have a Train Themed Party at EnterTRAINment Junction?

July 26, 2019

Every parent wants to give their child a memorable and fun birthday party, right?  With over hundreds of themes to choose from for your child how to do you pick the best one? We suggest having a train themed birthday party with us, right here at EnterTRAINment Junction! 1. Cost Efficient We know booking any kind […]

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#144 July Status Report

July 23, 2019

This month’s report looks at the final details of the EnterTRAINment Junction (EJ) aerial tram uninstalled system in its test fixture: the tram cars. The finishing touches for the tram cars were painting, adding doors, adding passengers, and balancing the cars. Balancing was necessary so that each car would consistently avoid having unintended collisions with […]

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Staying Cool

July 20, 2019

It may be hot outside, but it’s a cool 72 degrees inside the world’s largest train display. No matter the weather, it’s always nice inside of EnterTRAINment Junction! If it’s too hot, too cold, too much rain… no problem! We have plenty for you to do indoors! Here are some ways to beat the summer […]

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Adult & Kid “Fun Finds”

July 13, 2019

When it comes to buying toys for your child, how about getting them something that you can BOTH enjoy TOGETHER?? We all know that your child will want you to play with them… so why not make a purchase that you can both be happy with? Who knows, you might even have some fun along […]

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Red, White, and TRAINS!

July 2, 2019

As we celebrate Independence Day this week, we have so many things to be grateful for and so many different ways to celebrate freedom! Trains and the development of the railroad have had an incredible impact on U.S. history and its growth and this post  will look at some of the ways the U.S. has […]

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Marble Games

June 27, 2019

We’ve had marbles on our minds recently, so why not review a few of the most popular (modern day) marble games! Be sure to also check out It’s a Marbleous Life on display now at EnterTRAINment Junction! 1. Chinese checkers This is one of my favorite games because it’s both fast and fun! The objective […]

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Marble Display: Now Open!

June 22, 2019

We are pleased to announce that our brand new Marble Display is now OPEN to the public! You might be wondering, what can I find there? We’re glad you asked! Can you imagine a marble with uranium in the center?  Well, you can see some in our marble display!  They glow under black light and they are […]

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