November 20 – January 7: Vintage model trains will fill the Nixon Library once again as the centerpiece of “A Whistling White House Wonderland,” a holiday celebration. The festive 24-foot wide, 10-foot tall snow-capped mountain of toy trains will feature classic model trains of Christmas past plus Thomas the Tank Engine whistling over bridges and chugging through tunnels. The six-track design, with more than 50 feet of rails, features an all-American 1950s Midwestern town, with billowing factories, quaint family homes and expansive farms. A miniature replica of New York’s iconic Hell Gate Bridge towers over the ridges and valleys; the bridge, first modeled by Lionel Trains in the 1930s, still stands between Manhattan and Queens. The showcase reflects President Nixon’s love of trains that began in his Yorba Linda childhood. Daily. $20+.
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