By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jan 28, 2022 at 12:26 PM

After having been temporarily closed to the public, the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., reopen to the public on Saturday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. as the beloved annual train show returns.

The train show is always much-anticipated by children and adults alike. This year's "Barrio Train" show finds more than 700 feet of model railroad track snaking through the floral show in the center of the show dome.

It runs through April 3.

"Natural diversity is what Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes are all about – thousands of plants represent diverse geographies and cultures from across the world, all condensed into a single, unique barrio (neighborhood) in Milwaukee," says Domes Director Doris Maki.

"This year's train show celebrates that diversity, our barrio and surrounding communities."

Visitors to the train show get a free sticker on Wednesdays.

Late Night Thursdays will return for February, with admission extended to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Please note that timed reservations and face masks are required.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for juniors, $5 for students and free for kids under 5, as well as for members of Friends of the Domes. Milwaukee County residents get discounted entry with ID.

The Domes are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Fridays and 9-4 on Saturdays and Sundays. Last entry is one hour before closing.

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Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.