Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Holiday Toy Trains at the Chippewa Valley Museum

photos by Andrea Paulseth

Running at the Chippewa Valley Museum through Dec. 29 this season, you can have tons of fun day marveling at a 384-square foot standard gauge toy train display decked out for the holidays. Watch three tinplate trains, both originals from 1910-1940 and reproductions, whizzing around three separate triple tracks on a display that includes a toy dairy farm, Fort McCoy, log cabins, and more. Have some hands-on fun in our toy train play room, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturdays while the trains are running. Kids will also receive a coloring book and conductor’s hat during their visit, courtesy of Operation Lifesaver. (Photos are from Saturday, November 28.)