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Duke Energy Holiday Trains are back at the Cincinnati Museum Center

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Posted at 6:28 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 10:42:40-05

CINCINNATI — The Duke Energy Holiday Trains exhibit is back for the holidays at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

The trains have been around for 74 years, and in that time they have had several homes, but now they will permanently be housed at the museum.

With the new digs come some new additions to the display as well.

One addition is a contact-less storybook guests can use by the wave of their hand which tells the history of the trains. Another new feature are the additions to Brickopolis, the LEGO city display.

Santa will also be at the exhibit, but he will be behind Plexiglas this year. This is to keep guests safe and healthy and to make sure that Santa will be in good shape for his big night in December. Guests can still talk to Santa and give him a wish list though.

Another major change to the exhibit this year, though, is the riding train.

"The riding train is not running this year," Cody Hefner, the Museum Center's manager of media relations, said. "That was really big for the little ones, but sanitizing it and keeping it clean every single time and really slowing down that process, we just didn't feel comfortable doing that..."

In place of the train, though, the Museum Center will have a scavenger hunt along the train route so you can still enjoy the route.

If you want to go to the exhibit, you have to reserve tickets online in advance. You can do that by clicking here.