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Aiken museum will celebrate Train Day

Posted: April 20, 2016 - 12:56am
Free train rides for children will be offered at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.  SPECIAL
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Free train rides for children will be offered at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.

The Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum will celebrate National Train Day from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at 406 Park Ave. SE.

The event is a partnership between the city of Aiken and Friends of the Aiken Railroad.

There will be crafts, bubbles, a train photo booth, live music by Depot Jam, balloons, concessions, a scavenger hunt upstairs, and free train rides for children. Conductor Don will be there for photo opportunities and for storytime at 12:30 p.m.

Families are invited to bring scooters, bikes and Big Wheels and follow the half-mile interactive path between the Train Depot and the Aiken County Farmers Market, which will hold a cooking demonstration featuring tips on how to cook fresh on a budget.

The Aiken Visitors CenĀ­ter and Train Museum opened in September 2010 after being rebuilt using the original plans at the original setting on Union Street. The first level houses the Aiken Visitors Center, a railroad-themed gift shop and railroad memorabilia. The second level is home to the Train Museum, where dioramas, interactive displays and a model train educate and entertain visitors
on the railroad history of Aiken.

Regular hours of operation are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information visit www.VisitAikenSC.com or call (803) 293-7846.

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