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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Top 5 Marble Picks from the Marble Display!

June 17, 2019

It has been an exciting week here at EnterTRAINment Junction as we’ve officially opened our new  Marble Display! It’s not 100% complete yet, but we’re getting there! 🙂 We recently sat down with the Marble Lady and she told us about some of her favorite marbles! You can see all of her favorites (and more!) in […]

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The Marble Lady

June 5, 2019

With the grand opening of the marble display happening next week, I thought I would share a little bit about the woman behind the marble-ous exhibit, Cathy Runyan-Svacina. (Also known as the marble lady!) Together with her husband, they are known for having the most complete marble collection in the world. That means they have a vast […]

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#143 May Status Report

May 30, 2019

This month’s report is a bit of a hodge-podge, covering three very different aspects of the EnterTRAINment Junction layout. The first subject is the status of the aerial tramway.  Both tram stations are finished, having received their interior lighting, platforms with railings, and figures of tram customers.  Figure 1 shows the lower station, its lighting, […]

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Active play birthday party ideas

May 25, 2019

What’s a birthday party without fun activities?! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite “active play” birthday party ideas that are sure to keep kids happy and, well, active! Coal Toss To set up for this game, place a box (or two boxes if you want to race!) on the ground which will […]

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Summer Fun with EnterTRAINment and Coney Island

May 18, 2019

Our Spring Celebration special has FLOWN by! At EnterTRAINment Junction, we couldn’t be more excited to jump into SUMMER FUN here at the world’s largest train display. Starting on May 25th, whenever you buy a full price Do-It-All ticket, you’ll get a ticket to Cincinnati’s Coney Island good for the classic rides! The park has rides like the […]

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Welcome back, train rides!

May 9, 2019

The weather is finally turning nice (well, minus the rain!) so we are happy to announce that the outdoor rides will be open weekends in May weather permitting! Starting Memorial Day weekend the rides will be running every day through the end of summer. (Again, weather permitting!) We have two outdoor train rides at EnterTRAINment Junction and […]

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Our favorite train museums

May 2, 2019

If you ever want to learn about the history of model railroads, see cool artifacts from back in the day, and learn how railways impacted U.S. history, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite (nearby) train museums! THE KENTUCKY RAILWAY MUSEUM The Kentucky Railway Museum is a non-profit organization. The goal […]

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