What do Disney Theme Parks and the Miniatur
Wunderland in Hamburg Germany have in common?
They do not have a presence in Greenville or
the Upstate of South Carolina.
We intend to can change that!
You all know Walt Disney World and
Disneyland and some of you know the
model train display. Both of these 'family attractions'
see millions and millions of
visitors of all
ages each year attend the venues.
There is a growing global
trend of these vast animated miniature world attractions, and we
are excited to be first-to-market at this very sophisticated
level in the USA.
It is our intent to bring
a large scale model railroad attraction that combines a fun and whimsical atmosphere, technically advanced
miniature world in a state of the art building to Greenville, South Carolina that is better and more advanced then
The Miniature World of Trains will be located in a
permanent facility of
site has been determined and we are moving forward as fast as we
can to a November 2020 opening of phase I of the Miniature World
of Trains and
the opening Christmas Model Train Display.
There is a miniature train display being built in Canada that was
scheduled to open in 2017
but that has not occurred as of the last update for this page. There
are numerous large scale model train displays in Europe besides Miniatur Wunderland. Each
drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Hamburg draws over 1.2 million visitors each year and is the number
one tourist attraction in Germany!
The BETA version of the Miniature World Of Trains located
in downtown Greenville, SC was a non profit and the new
version will be an LLC with a cash funding goal of
$800,000 for Phase I and an SBA loan of $7M.
The BETA version no longer exists. It
was open from 2013 to 2015 attracting close to 80,000 visitors during its
scheduled temporary run. The BETA test was exactly that.
A test the was a success despite the parking
It has lead
to this new version currently being developed.
The non profit downtown closed for three reasons. The lease ran out
in January 2015, lack of parking
for visitors and volunteers as well as we could not get enough
help with day to day operations and the building construction in the
West End area.
Also, there was no where else to
move to at that time.
It has taken since 2015 to find and get
approval for this permanent location. The
permanent building will have room for some future expansion behind
the building. This location is the best for the concept and the
building and infrastructure are already in place! Railroad fans and model railroaders alike
will love this location!
More info via the links above!
What Is The Miniature World Of
The Beta Test in downtown Greenville was completed. It is now time
the largest educational family oriented model train attraction in North America!
It is not a club display!
To allow everyone to explore the world, in miniature, in a short
period of time
The new location will be convenient for visitors from around the
region, the USA and the world.
At the Miniature World of Trains (MWOT),
you can explore what is soon to be the
largest miniature world in North America. You will travel from
scene to scene and discover how the
transportation systems of the world interact together to deliver
the goods we use everyday
in a fun and educational way that the whole family will enjoy!
Our interactive "museum" display let's you experience the real and
world in miniature. 1/87 HO scale to be exact.
"Our World In Miniature" allows
Explore the beauty of our planet, specifically the United States, in
See the wonder of nature and the scale of a big and small cities and
point in between in miniature.
Follow the HO Scale railroad from scene to scene as trains travel
our miniature world.
Interactive buttons will allow you to operate trains and mini scenes
throughout the display.
And much more!!
All created using the
finest in details, building materials and talent
from our home in Greenville, SC and around the world!
At the Miniature
World of Trains you
will learn via our hands on experience
by exploring our miniature world and interacting with it. Everyone
to adults will have unique real "miniature world" experiences
without leaving Greenville!
Our miniature world is not just a big model train display, it's a
world class experience!
from the past and modern day. Watch as the goods that we use
everyday travel from
location to location via our real and fictional towns, cities,
industries and massive scenery on our impressive display.
When complete, you will be able to travel from the south eastern
of the Blue Ridge Mountains fictional City of Greenburg South
Carolina to the
City Of Industry(coming
in the future) on the west coast. A Miniature World of Trains
day only lasts minutes. Then day turns to night time and the stars
The scenery will encompass, when the full display is complete in the
2020's, vistas from the east coast and
eastern mountains and big and small cities, to the central plains,
towering Rocky Mountains,
western desserts and the west coast of California from along the
Pacific Coast to the Port of Long Beach.
The display's first phase will be the City of Greenburg and
a representation of
the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains as well as the massive
behind the scenes
model train staging area called Cheyenne Mountain.
It will be the largest model train
staging area in the world!
There will be hundreds of moving trains and vehicles, thousands of
of thousands of people and trees all to give you the feeling of
there in miniature without really leaving home!
The Miniature World of Trains is
a "Fun and Educational Experience For The Whole Family!"
World of Trains is
a perfect destination to learn about "Our World In Miniature".