Trainfest Chugs Into Milwaukee

The scene is set: A train chugging along iron tracks, winding through valleys, forests, and fields. The trees are a luscious green and the surrounding water is a crystal blue. Yes, everything is picturesque and set to perfect scale…It’s the 35th Anniversary of Trainfest in Milwaukee!

Trainfest is America’s largest operating model railroad show. It features over 50 detailed displays and scenic reproductions, 40 manufacturers and 10 railroad societies and museums in 200,000 square feet of display area.

A family-friendly event, children can ride the indoor Circus Train and listen to tunes by Radio Disney while moms and dads alike revert back to a childhood state.

For even more railroad action, check out the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay or grab a bite to eat at the Rail Dog - a one of a kind caboose serving sausage, tacos, hot dogs and more! If you still haven’t had your fill, spend a night on the SOO Caboose. This caboose – turned- cabin has all the comforts of home with the perfect touch of history.

Grab those suspenders and engineer caps and hit the road…err tracks!

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