This weekend we had the opportunity to check out the “Trains, Trains, Trains” exhibit at the Southern Museum of Locomotive History in Kennesaw, GA. We couldn’t pass up a fun day with trains, so we headed out as a family to check out the exhibit.
The exhibit included several large train layouts that the kids could operate and interact with. The largest layout was JP’s favorite with dinosaurs, a castle and mountain range. It was an “N-scale” layout.
Being 2 years old, it was tough for him not to touch the train layout, but he had a great time watching the trains travel across the layout. They even had a crafter available to show us how easy it is to make trees for the layout.
The exhibit included hands on train artifacts that were available for the kids to learn more about how trains work, with volunteers available to answer any questions.
Amongst the “Trains, Trains, Trains” exhibit was their permanent train showcase. Our family favorite was the “General” train from the mid 1800’s. The train is an integral part of Civil War history because Union spies stole the train in an attempt to damage the Western & Atlantic Railroad linking Atlanta with Chattanooga, TN. Even though JP had no clue about the history behind the “General”, he loved the splendor and beauty it had to offer.
We had a fun time experiencing the Southern Museum of Locomotive History and it’s a great weekend destination for Atlanta families with young kids who love trains.