5. Give Me Something Good to Eat!
Trick-or-Treat Halloween Train, October 23 and 30
It’s all treats and no tricks! On these two special days, come dressed in your costume and collect treats as you take a train ride through the Halloween decorations.
Bringing up the Caboose
After getting your fill of outdoor activities, don’t forget to stop by the museum itself. Here, you’ll find model trains on four different scales, including O, S, HO, and N layouts, as well as lots of unique exhibits and artifacts from the Golden Age of railroads. In the gift shop, an assortment of souvenirs, such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, toys and postcards, are available to take home.
“As we no longer have passenger trains in Findlay, it becomes more important to preserve this history,” explains Jim Gabriel, a member of the Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.’s board of trustees. “Though it’s fun for children — and adults — to ride our little trains, we hope that a visit here provides much more by recreating, on a smaller scale, the excitement of traveling by rail in the 1900s.”