NC Transportation Museum offers “Winter Fever Train Rides” to give parents an excuse to get kids out of the house

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On day 7 of CMS winter break with no clear end in sight (ok, five days), parents might be running out of seasonal activities to keep their kids entertained.

You already went ice skating. You already watched the animatronic bear orchestra. You already strolled Gingerbread Lane. You already tore through all the presents. Now what?

How about a train ride to nowhere?

NC Transportation Museum’s Winter Fever Train Rides are the perfect excuse to get out of the house.

This week they’re offered daily at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. through Saturday, January 31. This schedule was built by design to match the school calendar because rides are otherwise only offered on Saturdays throughout January and February.

Tickets ($12 adults, $10 seniors/active military, $8 kids 3-12) are only available on site and include your ride plus museum admission.

The ride, of course, doesn’t really go nowhere. It just doesn’t go anywhere far. The 25-minute on-site tour will take you past the former Southern Railway Repair Center, including the back shop, master mechanic’s office and Roundhouse (pictured below).

Make a day of it with stops in Spencer and nearby Salisbury.

If you’re driving an hour to get there, you might as well milk a little more time out of the trip. Check out our list of 18 things to see, do and eat in Salisbury.

You’ll find the NC Transportation Museum at 411 S. Salisbury Avenue in Spencer, NC, about an hour north of Charlotte.

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