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11/24: Holiday Toy Trains at the Chippewa Valley Museum

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Eau Claire (CHIPPEWA VALLEY MUSEUM) - Visitors to the Chippewa Valley Museum this holiday season can marvel at a 384 square foot standard gauge toy train display decked out for the holidays on select dates from November 24 to December 30. The display titled "Holiday Toy Trains" includes three tinplate toy trains, originals from 1910-1940 as well as reproductions, whizzing around three separate triple tracks on a miniature landscape that includes a toy dairy farm, Fort McCoy, log cabins, and a few surprises.

On Tuesday and Thursday nights, enjoy Night Trains where the trains and buildings will be lit and the auditorium lights dimmed! Santa and Mrs. Claus will make appearances while the trains are running with free candy canes for the children. Please call ahead to verify times. In addition, kids can enjoy crafts and a Thomas the Tank Engine track set up for play. Kids will receive their own coloring book and conductor's hat during their visit, courtesy of Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

Holiday Toy Trains opens Friday, November 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will be open through December 30 on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday evenings for Night Trains from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Admission to the Holiday Toy Trains on Thursdays and Saturdays is $9 for adults and $6 for kids ages 5 and up, and includes regular museum admission. On Tuesday evenings for Night Trains, admission is $2 per person, as regular museum admission is always free on Tuesday evenings. For members of the Chippewa Valley Museum, admission to the display is just $2 per person on any day. Kids ages 4 and under are free. Become members of the Chippewa Valley Museum when the trains are running and receive 5 FREE train rides at the Chippewa Valley Railroad in Carson Park next summer!

The Chippewa Valley Museum is located in Eau Claire's scenic Carson Park. Holiday Toy Trains is presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association, Standard Gauge Module Association, and Operation Lifesaver, Inc., with support from Volume One and WESTconsin Credit Union.

For more information, contact Karen Jacobson at 715-834-7871 or k.jacobson@cvmuseum.com

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