The World's Greatest Hobby on TourĀ showcases the hobby of model railroading. Sponsored by the Hobby Manufacturer's Association - Model Railroad Division and by the World's Greatest Hobby Program, the show is intended to introduce the general public to model railroading in an entertaining, lively and family-friendly atmosphere. The hobby of model railroading has a unique ability to bring the family together in activities that teach many skills. Model railroad skills span from carpentry to artistry, from electrical engineering to historical research. Model railroading is truly the World's Greatest Hobby.


The show only comes around every 5 to 10 years so be sure to visit when it is in your area.

Indianapolis, IN – January 9 & 10, 2016

Indiana State FairgroundsIND South Pavillion
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Schaumburg, IL – January 16 & 17, 2016

CHI hall and hotelSchaumburg Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg IL 60173

St. Paul, MN – February 6 & 7, 2016

St. Paul RiverCentreSTP hall
175 West Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul MN 55102

San Antonio, TX – February 20 & 21, 2016

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention CenterSAT hall
200 E Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Kansas City, MO – March 5 & 6, 2016

American Royal ComplexKCX hall
1701 American Royal Court
Kansas City, MO 64102

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About the Hobby

The World's Greatest Hobby on TourĀ is a production.


Our mission is to promote the hobby of model railroading.