By Alyssa Green
Do you have a little wannabe railroad engineer in your family? If so, you won’t want to miss the 21st Annual National Train Show at the Convention Center this weekend. The event is hosted yearly in a different U.S. city, and this year Sacramento is lucky enough to showcase the big event. Beginning on Friday, July 8th at noon, the public is invited to join the National Model Railroad Association for a fun weekend of trains galore! Here are the highlights your kids will enjoy at this 3 day event:
A Lego Miniland – 2,500 square feet featuring model railroads, cars, landscape settings, buildings, bridges, etc….all amazingly made from millions of lego peices. Um, I might not be able to pull my boys away from this exhibit…
Children’s Play Area – 1,500 square feet of railroad fun including trains, games, and more. This area is chaperoned (yay!) which means that your little guy or gal will be sure to have a turn at all those toy trains.
…And a little something for the adults – appraisers will be on hand if you have an old train set you would like to have valued; the world’s best known manufacturers and retailers will be available to help you start or continue your model railroad collection; hands-on demonstrations will help even the newest collectors get started.
The event dates and hours are as follows:
Friday, July 8th from noon – 6pm; Saturday, July 9th from 10am – 6pm; Sunday, July 10th from 10am – 5pm
Admission: Adults – $12.00, Seniors – $11.00, Children (6-12) – $6.00, under 6 – free.