Our list of where to see them
Model train displays are everywhere this holiday season! The most famous of them - the Huntington Holiday Train - usually resides in the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Main Library, but with the massive renovations going on there, it has been relocated to the front lobby of the Capital Square Huntington Bank building (17 S. High St. in downtown Columbus). The lobby is open to visitors during weekday business hours and from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge to visit
You can also check out the model train display that is part of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' Merry & Bright exhibit. They're open each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Dec. 18-23 and 26-31 and Jan. 1-2, plus they'll be open on Christmas Day from 5-10 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 1777 E. Broad St. Non-member admission rates are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and college students, $6 for kids ages 3-17, and free for kids ages 2 and younger.
And then check out a 1950s-era model train display at the Ohio History Center (800 E. 17th Ave.). They're open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, and they'll even be open on New Year's Day. Non-member admission rates are $10 for ages 13+, $9 for seniors, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger.