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November 8, 2019

This Holiday Season, the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center is proud to announce the return of the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit. Running through the season, the exhibit is sure to be a delightful experience, because nothing says holiday enchantment quite like seeing little faces look on in wonderment as model trains zip by. With three different displays and including a bit of history from the Townsend/ Walland area, this exhibit will showcase different styles and scales of model trains and is sure to be a joy to the whole family, as well as train enthusiasts.

This exhibit, in operation on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the Heritage Center, brings back the fond memories of the holiday trains of our childhoods. “The Maryville Model Railroad Club has been instrumental in helping us design and creating these displays. We hope that this experience becomes an annual holiday tradition for the families in our community and for folks of all ages.” says Logan Hull, Director of Special Events at the Heritage Center. “We hope that we can create memories that will last a lifetime for families and promote this unique hobby, all while sharing the great history of this region. This is the perfect way for the Heritage Center to promote the history of our region in a fun and engaging way, while giving our guests an experience like none other!”

A special “Boarding Pass” will be included in the admission price to the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center ($8 for adults, $6 for Children & Seniors) on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from November 8th through January 5th. 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. Each day the trains are running, a knowledgeable member of the MMRC will be onsite to answer any questions and to show how they run the trains.

Located at: Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

Friday, Nov 8 - 10am