The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Review!

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I have two new train lovers in my house today, as my family and I recently had the opportunity and to explore the World's Greatest Hobby on tour show. This train show was full of excitement and wonder for all ages. Model trains were everywhere.


We recently returned from visiting Disney World, so the girls especially liked seeing the model train and monorail lay out of Disney, and hearing the talk about Walt Disney's Railroad. The show offered all different sized or scales of model trains. I loved that the show catered to all age train enthusiasts.


My girls loved playing with the wooden trains they had on display for the younger crowd, but they were also given the opportunity to drive remote control trains as well. The models the show had set up were just beautiful, and there were plenty of vendors there offering model train products and services, such as ways to keep the model train tracks, information about the Kentucky Railroad Museum, and lots of vendors selling a wide variety of model trains. The girls favorite part of the day was riding Thomas the train.


We throughly enjoyed our trip to the World's Greatest Hobby on tour, and can't wait to see what the show brings next year. I know we will be adding a model train around our Christmas tree next year.


Louisville World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Feb 14-15, 2015 at the Kentucky International Convention Center

Show Hours

Saturday, February 14, 2015: 10a - 6p

Sunday, February 15, 2015: 10a - 5p


$15 for adults Kids Under 16: FREE! (must be accompanied by a parent. No limit to the number of kids per adult).

Save up to 50% on admission by getting your tickets in advance.

Click here for all the details:

The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour is a new kind of event that showcases the hobby of model railroading. Sponsored by the Hobby Manufacturer's Association - Model Railroad Division and by the World's Greatest Hobby Program, the show is intended to introduce the general public to model railroading in an entertaining, lively and family-friendly atmosphere. The hobby of model railroading has a unique ability to bring the family together in activities that teach many skills. Model railroad skills span from carpentry to artistry, from electrical engineering to historical research. Model railroading is truly the World's Greatest Hobby.

Our shows feature: 100,000 square foot exhibit hall, 50,000 square feet of huge operating model railroads, Giant riding train for kids (see YouTube video), 200+ Booths of manufacturers and retailers, 100 Trains for kids to play with, Demonstrations, seminars and new products

  • Mission - To introduce the general public to the hobby of model railroading in a fun, family-friendly environment


  • Guest
    Shawn F Wednesday, 18 February 2015

    What a fun experience!

  • Guest
    David Tuesday, 31 March 2015

    Some malls have little trains you can ride around in the mall for a fee. Everybody loves trains.

  • Guest
    Maria Friday, 31 March 2017

    Such a wonderful experience. kids love trains as what I've noticed. :)

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