Holiday festival of trains pulls into the Nixon Presidential Library

Special to The Travel Trolley
YORBA LINDA, Calif. — The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is kicking off the season with a spectacular Holiday Festival of Trains featuring a huge LEGO train city and a multilevel “Mountain of Trains” showcasing classic model and miniature toy trains. This magical special exhibition is open now through Jan. 10.
Highlights include:
  • A sensational LEGO presentation with hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks creating a breathtaking cityscape with LEGO trains running through a high-rise downtown.
  • A warm Santa Claus Christmas Village featuring Department 56 model buildings.
  • A special 8×8 interactive display where kids can play conductor by running the trains and operating the signals.
  • Great train classics from the magnificent American Flyer and Sante Fe Super Chief, to the playful Polar Express and Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • Historic pieces of the Blue and Red Monorail trains used at Disneyland in the ’50s, plus photos of the Monorail grand opening and ribbon cutting by Walt Disney and Vice President Nixon.
Plus, the full-size sugar plantation engine restored by Ward Kimball, one of Walt Disney’s original animators.
A Holiday Festival of Trains will be on display now through Sunday, January 10, 2010, and is included with museum admission.
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, California 92886. The Library is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.95 adults, $3.75 children 7 to 11, free for children 6 and younger; $6.95 for seniors 62 and up, and students; $5.95 for active military.
For additional information visit www.nixonlibrary.gov, or call (714) 983-9120; or www.nixonfoundation.org or call (714) 993-5075.
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