Capital Wheel at Night

Miniature Train at Watkins Regional Park

301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 218-6700
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    Visitors to Watkins Regional Park this summer will surely delight in the miniature train. A shiny silver and black C.P. Huntington replica miniature Locomotive made its inaugural appearance at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Kinderfest in the park. For the history buffs, the replica miniature trains and locomotives have been hand built in Wichita, Kansas by Chance Rides, Inc. for amusement parks around the globe since the early 1960s. The red, white and blue locomotive has proudly served the park since 1970. It was Number 81, meaning the 81st one built. The new locomotive is Number 342, the 342nd one built. For the sentimental patrons out there, you can rest easy. Old faithful Number 81 is alive and well in storage for future use and a companion to the newer model. Bring yourself, family and friends out to ride the rails winding through the woodlands offering a close up view of Old Maryland Farm. Be on the look out for the tree faces and wildlife along the way. The Miniature Train in open seasonal.