Model Train Exhibit
at Merchants Square Mall
If you love model trains and model train shows, you’ll adore the Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit. Called “the world’s most amazing model train extravaganza” by the Morning Call, the Model Train Exhibit features more than 40 model trains, underground subways, elevated trains, steam trains, and diesel trains.
It also includes an amusement park, a drive-in theater, a ski area with rides, a skating pond with skaters, an actual thunderstorm with rainfall, and over 1,000 miniatures … some handmade and built from scratch.
The main display is more than 78 feet long and 36 feet wide, with more model trains than can be counted and hundreds of intricately detailed and electrified little buildings and other structures.
Model Train Exhibit Show Times
Each train show is 30 minutes. Many visitors wish to see the show for more than 30 minutes, so your ticket is an “all-day” ticket – you can see the show as often as you like within that day.
- Friday: 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults; senior citizens (65+), $8; children 5-12, $5; and children ages 4 & under are free. Call for group rates.
Private Events / Birthday Parties
You send the invitations, and let the staff at the Merchants Mall do the rest! Your kids and their birthday party guests will be amazed and entertained by Thomas The Train, Clarabelle, and the thousands of lights illuminating more than 100 wonderfully realistic miniature scenes, including an amusement park, roller coaster, circus, drive-in movie theater, ski slope, and more. There’s even a simulated thunder and lightning storm with rain!