Traveling with a train lover? Warren County may be known for its sky-scraping roller coasters, but those aren’t the only rail cars worth a visit in Ohio’s Largest Playground. Whether you’re a model train master or just along for the ride, Warren County’s train-themed attractions promise plenty of fun.
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad
Featuring cars originally constructed by the Pullman Company in 1930, the Lebanon Mason Monroe (LM&M) Railroad is a must-stop spot for train aficionados looking for that true, old-time railway experience. Departing from a replica Victorian-style passenger station in Historic Downtown Lebanon, the LM&M treats guests of all ages to nostalgic rides through 16 miles of scenic Warren County countryside, as its crew members share tales of the train’s historic importance to Southwest Ohio. Themed rides featuring such characters as Thomas the Train and Clifford, seasonal offerings starring Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, and date night rides including murder mysteries are among the railway’s most popular draws.
In the world of train exhibits, it’s hard to believe it gets any bigger or better than EnterTRAINment Junction in nearby West Chester, Ohio. Home to the world’s largest indoor train display, which features more than 90 locomotives, 1,200 train cars and 2 miles of track, this 80,000 square foot family entertainment complex also houses an American Railroading Museum, hand-cranked railcars, a fun house and maze, and an interactive children’s play area.
Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad
A replica of a famous Civil War era locomotive known as “The General,” Kings Island’s K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad boasts authentic steam-powered engines and open-air cabs sure to excite train lovers of all ages. Running on a continuous loop from the park’s historic Rivertown Station to its sprawling water park, Soak City, the railroad is one of the most fascinating–and convenient–ways to navigate the award-winning amusement park.
Dixie Union Station
A longtime standby for model train hobbyists and collectors, downtown Mason’s Dixie Union Station sells, buys and repairs a seemingly endless array of electronic train parts and accessories. Train enthusiast or not, the shop’s incredible inventory and nostalgic allure make it well worth a stop!
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