The Tours

EnterTRAINment Junction

Get ready for a serious layout experience!  EnterTRAINment Junction is a 80,000 sq ft attraction running 90 G-Scale trains over 2 miles of track.  The display features the early steam period of railroading all the way up to modern day trains.  Buildings, landscaping and even real waterfalls can be found everywhere on this incredible display.  This tour includes transportation from and to hotel, admission to the layout, behind the scenes operations and lunch of a pizza/salad/drink buffet.  This is one tour not to miss. 

DATE: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

TIME:  Depart Hotel 9:30 a.m.

Turtle Creek Valley Flyer Railroad Excursion

Experience a historic train ride on the Turtle Creek Valley Flyer line of the Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad.  You will travel through the country side of Warren County in southwestern Ohio. During the 1.5 hour trip, listen to the informative conductors describe the railroad history and operations of this area.  The train features air-conditioned deluxe coaches.


Our tour then continues with lunch at The Golden Lamb, a historic restaurant serving guests since 1803.  The Golden Lamb has hosted a number of historical figures, including 12 United States Presidents from as far back as John Quincy Adams to as recent as George W. Bush.  Our lunch will include their famous Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasonal vegetables, fresh baked rolls, coffee and tea.  Dessert will be slice of their delectable Shaker Sugar Pie.  A vegetarian entree is also available.  Transportation from and to hotel included.

DATE:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019

TIME:  Depart Hotel 8:30 a.m.

American Sign Museum

The American Sign Museum is 20,000 square feet of more than a century of American signage.  From early, pre-electric signs adorned in gold leaf, to the earliest electric signs, to beautiful art-deco neon, to the modern plastic-faced sign, the museum covers it all. A knowledgeable guide will entertain you with the stories behind the signs, and answer any and all questions. The tour also includes a visit to the onsite neon shop, NeonWorks of Cincinnati, for a demonstration of how neon signs are made.  Get ready to stroll down your personal memory lane at this very illuminating museum!

DATE:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019

TIME:  Depart Hotel 2:30 p.m. 

NOTE: Folks enjoying the Turtle Creek Valley Flyer will be returned to Hotel before departure for the American Sign Museum Tour.

Cincinnati Union Terminal

 A stunning building, the Union Terminal is home to more than just trains.  Our tour will focus on the terminal itself with narrative guides explaining the history of the facility and visiting some behind-the-scenes areas not open to the public.  This tour then departs for the BB Riverboat luncheon (see description below). Transportation from Hotel included.

DATE:  Thursday, August 1, 2019

TIME:  Depart Hotel 9:00 a.m. 

Riverboat Cruise and Luncheon

Enjoy a ride on the water!  We will board the BB Riverboat and cruise the Ohio River, viewing the stunning sites of highway and railroad bridges crossing the mighty river all in view of downtown Cincinnati.  The tour consists of a lunch buffet and narration of the sites.  Transportation from Union Terminal then after cruise, back to hotel included.

DATE: Thursday, August 1, 2019

TIME:  Depart Union Terminal 12:00 noon