The trains at this year's garden train show at the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee will travel along an idyllic landscape as vintage movie monsters invade.

Starting Jan. 16, visitors can watch the G-scale trains run daily on 700 feet of track, which will also feature giant movie posters and vignettes of classic movie scenes.

Volunteers from three statewide train clubs run their collectible trains daily. Among the trains will be Thomas the Tank Engine, his friends and specialty trains that run on steam.

Last year, the show drew nearly 54,000 visitors, the most popular show of the year.

The show runs through March 6.

Related events include:

  • Collectible All-Scale Train Exhibit Feb. 6-7
  • Garden & Gears: Steampunk Faire on Feb. 21 

The Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Fridady and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $7/adult and $5 for kids ages 6-17. Children 5 and younger receive free admission.

Milwaukee County residents receive free admission on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., excluding holiday such as Martin Luther King Day.

For more information, call (414) 257-5611 or visit


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