Guests enjoy total holiday experience at Cincinnati Museum Center

125,582 people and counting have seen the Duke Energy Holiday Trains in their new home

CINCINNATI – The Duke Energy Holiday Trains opened for the 2011 holiday season on Nov. 5 in their new home at Cincinnati Museum Center. Since then, more than 125,000 people have brought their families, out-of-town guests and friends to see the trains as part of Museum Center’s expanded Holiday Junction exhibit. That number continues to grow until the exhibit closes Jan. 2, 2012.

“Duke Energy has been a great partner, and our guests have really enjoyed the bigger and better holiday experience at Museum Center with the addition of Duke Energy’s Holiday Trains,” says Douglass W. McDonald, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “It’s amazing to see Union Terminal full of families and knowing that they’re creating memories that will last a lifetime.”

When you first walk into the Rotunda, the hustle, bustle and cheer of the holidays surround you. Data shows that guests are taking advantage of all the holiday happenings at Museum Center. The OMNIMAX film Rocky Mountain Express has taken nearly 40,000 people on their own steam train journey of a lifetime through the Canadian Rockies, and 624 people participated in any of the three special holiday events. Museum Center’s own Holiday Variety Troupe delights guests with traditional carols and holiday skits.

On Thursday, Dec. 22, visits to all three museums at Union Terminal surpassed last year’s 168,882 total museum visits from Nov. 5 to Jan. 2. With a week still to go, visits to all three museums are already more than 200,000.

Now is the best time to become a Museum Center Member with a great holiday promotion, also running through Jan. 2. Buy one membership, and get a second and third membership for 50% off! Restrictions apply, so visit or call (513) 287-7041. Members enjoy free admission to three outstanding museums plus free parking and special Member discounts 363 days a year!

The magic of the holidays and Cincinnati’s rich train history has come to life with the combination of two timeless traditions. Don’t miss your chance to make memories of your own – Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains closes on Jan. 2. Admission is free for Museum Center Members or included with your ticket. An All Museums Pass is $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. Tickets to just the Cincinnati History Museum, which includes the holiday trains, are $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Visit for more details.

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