About the Show

The Great Midwest Train Show began in 1972 and is the world's largest monthly train show with an average of 180 exhibitors at each show.

The show features trains of all scales and gauges.

Discounted prices on over 550 table of trains.

5 Buildings - plus outside sellers.

Exhibitors from more than 10 different states.

New and used products include HO Scale, N Scale, Lionel, O Scale, G Scale, American Flyer, Standard gauge, hobby tools, die-cast vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, railroadiana, slides, T-shirts, videos, railroad gift items, books, photos, and much much more!!

Show Hours: 9 AM to 3 PM. We suggest arriving before noon so you'll have time to see all of the show.

FREE Parking.

Admission: Adults: $7.00, Kids Under 12: FREE! (No limit to the number of kids per adults).


Every month the Valley club brings their portable HO scale model railroad to the show. The Valley layout is built at a kid friendly height and most importantly is made for kids to run. The layout operates realistically with working signals and a DCC control system. Basically the trains run just like the real ones and your kid is the engineer. After a short instruction on how to run the trains and what the signals mean your youngster is handed a throttle and become the engineer of a train.