National Train Day at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

Love trains? Join us in celebrating the 8th Annual National Train Day at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum! Festivities will include family activities and crafts, CentraMod model train displays at the neighboring Moody Depot, Kona Ice, and so much more!

The City of Temple’s National Train Day is an annual event celebrating the anniversary of the driving of the golden spike in Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
Date and Time
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Railroad and Heritage Museum/Santa Fe Plaza -

Inside activities:
Goodie bag given upon entry (limited to children 13 and under)
Receive a “train yard guide” to get stamped (limited to children 13 and under)
Pick up a take-home craft (limited to children 13 and under)
View various exhibits, including a Lego scene
Drawing for a toy filled suitcase at Noon, 1, and 2

Outside activities:
Caricature artists
Balloon artists
Temporary tattoos
Photo booth
Various photo opportunities along the Santa Fe Market Trail
Live music
Live painting at various locations around the museum
Variety of vendors
No Barrel train or Speeder Cars

By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Ticketing Information
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday, April 1
Price: $5 a person, everyone must have a ticket to enter
MAX tickets per order is 5.

Where can I park?
You may park in the open parking lots located around Santa Fe Plaza    

Will there be vendors onsite?
Yes, Kona Ice will be on site. A full list of vendors will be posted to at a later date.

Will you be selling tickets at the door?
No, all tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be NO tickets sold at the gate.

I’m a member already, do I need to purchase a ticket to enter?

Do I need a ticket?
Yes, a ticket is required

What Can/Can’t we bring with us?

Diaper Bags

Drones or any other remote flying device
Glass containers of any kind
Illegal and illicit substances of any kind
Non-collapsible and collapsible chairs
Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, carts or any personal motorized vehicles (exceptions will be made for medical use)
Tents, canopies or shade structures of any kind

Social Distancing Safety Rules
City of Temple has taken enhanced health and safety measures for event attendees and the event staff. While attending the event, you are expected to follow all posted instructions.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and possibly death. According to the CDC, older adults (65 years of age and older) and persons with underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Mask or Face Coverings
Consistent with the actions taken by many individuals across the state, we are requiring all guests to wear face coverings (over the nose and mouth) at the outdoor event when within 6 feet of another person who is not a member of the individual’s group.
Medical masks, paper masks, fabric masks and bandanas are all acceptable face coverings. 

Restrooms, Sanitizing and Cleanliness
Restrooms will be located inside the Railroad & Heritage Museum
Hand sanitizer, soap and water or similar disinfectant will be readily available to guests and staff
Staff will be wearing masks

Additional COVID-19 Information
We care deeply about the safety of our attendees, participants and staff members; therefore, before and while attending this event, please be mindful of the following:
Be Symptom Aware - if you or someone in your household feels ill or has a fever or cough, please do not attend this event.

  • Maintain Distance - as you enjoy this event, please maintain 6 feet from others.
  • Practice Good Hygiene - wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • When necessary, use the hand sanitizer stations that have been provided. 

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