European Train Enthusiasts

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European Train Enthusiasts

November 24, 2017 - January 7, 2018

The Museum and the train display are open Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00am–5:00pm from November 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

For the 16th year, the European Train Enthusiasts (ETE) will bring their HO Scale European Model Trains and Modular Layout to Blackhawk to brighten the holiday season. This year, the Layout will be located inside the Blackhawk Plaza Shopping Center adjacent to Draeger’s Market.

ETE’s Module Group has created remarkably detailed scale versions of European landscapes, including mountains, villages, bridges, farms, lakes and industries, which come alive when they operate their trains though the carefully constructed countryside.

Each day during the run of the exhibition you will see a wide selection of locomotives, freight and passenger cars from various countries in Europe as different ETE members operate the layout. To learn more about ETE, visit their website:

There are two ways to see the trains: 1.) Pay a nominal ticket fee to visit the ETE Train display in the Plaza adjacent to Draeger’s—this fee can then be used towards a same day Museum General Admission ticket. 2.) Purchase a General Admission to the Museum at our reception desk—this ticket can then be used for both the Train Display and the Museum exhibitions. Museum Members are free to both.


November 24, 2017
January 7
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