Museums & Exhibitions

Due to County, State and Federal government guidelines regarding public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fairplex is postponing the opening of the following facilities until further notice.

Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex

Millard Sheets Art Center

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Through our exhibitions, educational programs, events, and workshops, the Millard Sheets Art Center provides the community with meaningful experiences within the world of visual arts. As part of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, we engage the community at multiple levels of education and our exhibitions promote the rich and diverse cultures that lie within LA County and Southern California.

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RailGiants Train Museum

RailGiants Train Museum

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Open free during second Saturday & Sunday of each month, except on Mother’s Day. We are also open every day of The Los Angeles County Fair, at no additional charge! See the Union Pacific Centennial DD40X diesel-powered locomotive, which measures nearly 100 feet in length, and weights over a half million pounds. The museum’s complete historical collection also includes:

  • The original Arcadia Train Station built in 1887, which was moved to Fairplex in 1969.
  • Four mainline railroad giant steam locomotives, which are the only survivors today in their respective classes.
  • Three smaller steam locomotives, including one built in 1887 used in the Los Angeles Harbor for a record 68 years of service.
  • A Pullman private passenger car, caboose, and a racehorse car.
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NHRA Motorsports Museum

NHRA Motorsports Museum

Museum reopening has been postponed until further notice. Visit their website for more details.

The NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California, located in Building 3A just inside Fairplex Gate 1, off of McKinley Ave. is open to the public all-year long.Museum hours are: Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. Extended hours and special admission during the Mello Yello Drag Races and other automotive specific events held at Fairplex.

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Fairplex Garden Railroad

Fairplex Garden Railroad

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Second Sunday of each month, November - July, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The popular G-gauge outdoor miniature railroad is located near the Fairplex Grandstand. The trains journey through various eras of California history from the mid-1800s through the years. Up to 23 different trains can operate at the same time over 8,000 feet of track on nearly an acre of landscape. This is the oldest and largest public operating garden railroad in the United States. The exhibit is open free of charge to the general public the second Sunday of each month. Located near Gate 1 on McKinley Ave. For more Information visit

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