Our Favorite Kid’s Train Books

August 25, 2015

Usborne has come out with some FANTASTIC interactive books lately! Of course, our favorites are the ones having to do with trains! At EnterTRAINment Junction our first ABSOLUTE favorite is the Wind-Up Train Book. Kids can open this large book and actually RUN THE TOY TRAINS ON THE TRACKS OF THE PAGES! It’s different from any book […]

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Lego Duplo and Trains!

August 18, 2015

The two best toys, NOW COMBINED! New Lego train app, and Lego wooden railway connectors! Lego and Duplo are constantly providing us with free apps for kids – which we find absolutely awesome! And this lego app is all about TRAINS! This free trains app is aimed at toddlers and surely belongs to one of […]

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10 Fun Youtube Toy Train Videos

August 11, 2015

YouTube Train

Does your child love watching videos on Youtube? Do they love trains as much as we do? Heres a list of our 10 Favorite Toy Train Youtube Videos! 1. Trains the cartoon is a cute little series for kids and you can find all the episodes on Youtube!  Trains Good Deed Episode 2. Come along and […]

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7 Last minute Summer Must Do’s!

August 4, 2015

Summer in Cincinnati

There’s probably a ton of things on your list that you missed this summer! If you’re looking for a day of fun without having far to travel, check these out! 1. The City Flea The City Flea blankets Washington Park with local indie crafters, great food, and more (no admission) – May 16, June 20, July […]

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5 Family Friendly Outdoor Concerts

June 30, 2015

Summer Concerts

Posted by Lindsay Thompson Summer is upon us! That means it’s time to soak up the sun and enjoy some great tunes. Check out these outdoor concerts for a great time the whole family can enjoy. 1. Groovin’ On The Green. Each Thursday Fairfield’s Village Green Park offers a mix of music, food, and fun with […]

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6 Perfect Picnic Tips

June 23, 2015

Family Picnic Tips

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

Garden Rock Caterpillar

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 Tips with Kids

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

Garden Crafts

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

Kids Eat Free

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

Things to Do in Cincinnati

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

Paper Airplane

  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

Mini Trains

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

EJ Upgrades

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

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

Christmas on Main Street

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

Where to Give this Holiday Season

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! https://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

Tiny Ted

  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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