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FOR FAMILY FUN

There’s so much to see and do at Trainfest, we call it an inspiration playground. Modeling trains is a fun and interesting hobby every generation can enjoy.  Trainfest offers hours of family fun. Be forewarned, your kids may leave even more train obsessed. 

What To Do at Trainfest

A NEW STEAM Activity Area at Trainfest! Now kids 5-14 can become Trainfest exhibitors and bring their trains to Trainfest. Sign up with a group or as an individual and start building! 

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Bring a part of Trainfest home with you! Courtesy of Walthers. With the help of some of the most seasoned modelers in town, kids 4 to 14 can build a model of their own during Trainfest. 

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Let's Play Railway

Come see an exciting piece of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum right here at Trainfest. The “Let’s Play Railway” is an awesome opportunity for kids to get their wiggles out and explore a train up-close. Don’t miss out.

Courtesy of Walthers

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Wooden Train Tables

We’ve loaded wooden train tables with everything needed for for the littlest budding train enthusiasts. There’s roundhouses, engine sheds, dozens of track pieces, multi-piece trains, bridges, and more all waiting for your children.

Presented by Walthers.

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Trainfest Junior Engineer

Does your child have what it takes to become a Trainfest Junior Engineer? Come find out! Receive some goodies just for participating and while they expand their knowledge on trains!

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Build 'n Run

Want to build you very own train? Returning for a second year, the Build ‘n Run area featuring Bridger Trains! This exciting STEAM toy from Japan is battery powered and can be controlled using a smart phone!

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What kid doesn’t love LEGOs®? Be sure to stop by to build and play with LEGO® bricks at Trainfest! Let your imagination run wild. Get creative. Show off your building skills.

Presented by Blau Pewaukee Road

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Don’t Miss This Family Favorite! The Milwaukee Light Engineering Society (MLES) train ride is BACK. With 600 feet of oval track hop aboard this fun ride! Support the train with a voluntary donation.

Presented by the Milwaukee Light Engineering Society

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Look for the “Run this Train” signs at participating exhibits to actually operate the trains! Kids 5 and up are welcome to put their train skills to the test!

Check out the participating railroads