Holiday Toy Trains
Special Exhibit in Association with the Standard Gauge Module AssociationAdmission: Museum Members $2 | Adult $9 | 5-17 years $6 | 0-4 years FREE
Holiday Toy Trains will open at the Chippewa Valley Museum the day after Thanksgiving, and will be running from 1pm to 5pm that day. From November 24th until December 29th Holiday Toy Trains will run Tuesdays (5pm to 8pm), Thursdays (5pm to 8pm), and Saturdays (1pm to 5pm). Enjoy original and reproduction trains (1910 to the 1940s) running on a 384 square foot layout.
Holiday Toy Trains is an annual holiday exhibit in its fourth year at the Chippewa Valley Museum. It includes a 384 Sq. ft. layout complete with local buildings, winter scenes, lights and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm to 8pm, and trains run 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays between Nov. 24th and Dec. 15th. There's also crafts to make, pictures to color, and floor trains to play with. This year entries in the museum's gingerbread house contest will also be on display from Nov. 23rd to Dec. 15th. We've even heard that Santa Claus is planning to stop by regularly (call the museum to confirm when Santa will be there, as his schedule is quite busy this time of year).
"The favorite part for me is watching the expressions on the kids' faces when they come in to see these things. They're big, and there's no plastic - it's all metal. The engines have whistles and bells, and they smoke", says exhibit organizer, and member of the Standard Gauge Module Association, Chuck Lindvig.
For more info call the museum at (715) 834-7871