This is definitely a fun visit for preschoolers who enjoy kiddie rides-especially if they are in the train fascination stage. On Fridays, when we visited, there is limited operation, basically just the train ride itself, the carousel and the bi-plane ride. The routine seemed to be to go from the train to the carousel and then to the airplane ride, so it's useful to watch the staff to see which direction they are headed first. There are quite a few other rides which are apparently open on weekends only.
Of all the miniature train rides I've taken, this is one of the longest and most interesting, with a little caboose perched on a hillside, waterfalls, bridges to cross, a short dark tunnel, a miniature camp site, and more. The train stops at a child size town with a chapel, barn, jail, firehouse, etc., along with a small petting zoo area and a little wooden "fort" the kids can climb, and where with the binoculars provided they can look over the area. It's a relatively short stop, so you need to move right along from one building to the next.
The airplane ride and carousel are just right for toddlers and preschoolers.
Keep in mind that the admission fee only covers the train ride. You can purchase coupons separately or in a package and one is required for each person on the other rides.
There are some drinks and snacks for purchase at the ticket window and there is a convenient restroom area right where you board the train.
Keep your camera ready near the end of the train ride where there is a large mirror in the woods on the left side. You can ask everyone to wave and catch yourselves in the mirror.
Finally, the new gift shop is quite extensive with lots of fun souvenirs about trains in general and Train Town itself. We attended on the first day it was open and purchased the engineer cap and
one of many nice t-shirt designs for our preschooler.
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