TOWNSEND, Tenn. – The Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays now through Jan. 6 at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center.
With three different displays and including a bit of history from the Townsend/ Walland area, the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit showcases different styles and scales of model trains and is sure to be a joy to the whole family.
The displays have all been created by the members of the Maryville Model Railroad Club. From the winter wonderland/Holiday layout to a large G-scaled display, the intricate details shine through.
In one of the displays, the unique history of the region is told. A replica of the communities of Townsend and Walland has been modeled and even includes the covered bridge and tannery in Walland.
An "O" scaled display captures the holiday spirit with its snowcapped hills and scenery. A special holiday train disappears through tunnels and race across trestles in a North Pole-themed display.
Each day, the trains are running, a knowledgeable member of the Maryville Model Railroad Club is onsite to answer any questions and to show how they run the trains.
A special "Boarding Pass" is included in the admission price to the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center ($8 for adults, $6 for Children & Seniors). It can also be purchased separately for only $4 for ages 6 and up. This experience is free to the members of the Heritage Center.
Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit has been made possible by funding from Blount Partnership, East Tennessee Foundation and donations from Richardson Construction.
About The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is 501 c 3 Museum and Cultural Center. The Heritage Center is open Monday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and on Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free for Heritage Center members, adults $8, seniors 60 plus and children ages 6-17 $6, children 5 and under are free. Closed Easter, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center