Young children (both boys and girls) are enamored by trains, as well as they should be. Trains are fascinating and a big part of our history. Trains, even model ones, are pretty cool for adults as well. This Saturday is National Train Day (Amtrak). A fun way to celebrate this *holiday* with the kids is to visit your local model train museum. If you’re not sure if you have one located near you, I’d be willing to bet that you do. Train museums are typically all-volunteer -ran by model train enthusiasts and the layouts are donated for our enjoyment!
If you are feeling adventurous you could look for an actual rail to ride in your neighborhood! Check out all of the celebrations happening in your area and make a point to celebrate part of history with your little ones!
The photos here are from the Twin Cities Model Train Museum’s Toy Train Division in Minnesota, which is a regular hang out for my son and I on a Saturday morning when we don’t have much else to do. It’s always a hit!
Happy Train Day!