INDIANAPOLIS — The world’s largest collection of model train exhibits, products and accessories pulls into downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center, located at 100 South Capitol Avenue, on Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10. Held in a different North American city each year, the 2016 Annual National Train Show will showcase all aspects of model railroading including the industry’s newest and most unique products and services from manufacturers and retailers across the U.S. and around the world.
Special Highlights and Features
Covering 180,000-square-foot of space, including 44,000-square-foot featuring extraordinary operating model train displays, the 2016 Annual National Train Show special features include:
- The Incredible LEGO Mini-Land – A 2,500-square-foot area is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, originally-designed display featuring operating model railroads, hundreds of train cars, various landscape settings and waterfalls, scale buildings, retractable bridges and more, all made entirely out of millions of LEGO pieces. Attendees will have the chance to “meet the modelers” and learn how to build their very own original display.
- Ask The Collectibles Appraiser – Have an old train set hidden away in the closet and wondering what it’s worth? Bring it to the show and find out from The Collectibles Expert. Free to all attendees.
- Children’s Play Area – 1,500-square-foot of fun including trains, games and more for children of all ages to enjoy during the show. The area is chaperoned at all times and is free of charge.
- Hands-On Demonstrations – Learn how to get started on your own model railroad empire and find out the latest techniques from well-known exhibitors and from pros at the Meet the Master Modeler booth.
There are no advance ticket sales. Show tickets will be on sale half hour before the show opens each day at the Indiana Convention Center’s box office located in the Georgia Street lobby, on the Capitol Street side of the facility. The box office will close each day one hour before the show closes.
Pricing Is As Follows (subject to change):
- Children under age 6: Free
- Youth (ages 6-12): $7
- Teen (ages 13-17): $10
- Adult (ages 18-65): $14
- 2-day Adult (valid for one person only): $26
- Seniors (65+): $13
The Train Show will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information and a list of exhibitors, visit the National Train Show website.