There’s something so whimsical about model trains. They showcase the beauty of trains in such a delicate, miniature form. But you may not have realized that it’s actually possible to hop aboard a miniature train in Ohio. All you need to do is head south of Cleveland to Lester Rail Trail and prepare to be enchanted. It’s there you’ll find the best miniature train ride in Ohio that your whole family can enjoy. The train runs on select days only, so you’ll need to plan ahead a bit. Trust me, though, it will be worth it!

Wanna see how much fun this miniature train ride in Ohio is? Check out this YouTube video by Buckeye Drone highlighting the cool train ride. 

Have you ever visited the Lester Rail Trail? Did you get the chance to ride the miniature train in Ohio? Be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you! For more information, you can check out the Northeastern Ohio Line Steamers online schedule to see when the train is running.

Love all things train? Check out this incredible train-themed road trip in Ohio! Also, if you’re searching for more fun ideas for the family, check out this previous article with some at-home staycation ideas that you will love. 

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Aside from the Lester Rail Trail, are there more mini-train rides in Ohio?

Of course, Northeast Ohio Live Steamers in Medina is one of the best model train rides in Ohio, but here are a few more that we recommend:

  • Mill Creek Central Railroad, Coshocton
  • Erie Metro Live Steamers, Sandusky
  • Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation and Riverside Train, Findlay
  • Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum Inc., Grand Rapids,
  • Crawford County & Bucyrus Western Railroad and Museum, Bucyrus

If you’re searching for more train rides in Ohio, be sure to check out our previous article with 8 of the best
train rides that are perfect for a day trip.

What are the best family-friendly attractions in Ohio?

If you’re searching for some family-friendly attractions in Ohio, then we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of the best family-friendly attractions that we recommend:

  • Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Columbus
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Powell
  • Smiley Park Children’s Garden, Van Wert
  • National Museum of the US Air Force, Dayton
  • Spangler Candy Company, Bryan
  • Caesar Creek State Park, Waynesville
  • Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati,
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky
  • Ohio Caverns, Dayton

Discover more by reading our previous article about the
best family-friendly attractions in Ohio.

What are the best day trips in Ohio?

We have so many places that are great for day trips in Ohio, and these are a few destinations that are worthy of your list: 

Here’s a previous article telling you more about some of the
best day trips in Ohio.

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