The ideas and concepts behind NMRA 2017 Orlando, The Orange Blossom Special are simple. Create an outstanding model railroad convention with everything model railroaders have come to expect and enjoy in an NMRA convention and locate the convention in the number one convention destination and the number one vacation destination in the world, Orlando.
Orlando is the ideal choice for a family friendly destination convention. It offers the most options for anyone. If you’re our loyal conventional convention attendee, you get the convention you're used to and expect. If you’re a newcomer and are considering bringing your family, it’s ideal. If you’re somewhere in between, this is the convention you’ve been waiting for. All model railroaders of all ages will find plenty to keep them busy from dawn till bedtime from some great model railroad layouts, unique prototype tours, more sessions than you can imagine, entertainment, dining, recreation and a whole lot of fun with your fellow model railroaders.
If you have never been to an NMRA Convention, don't be overwhelmed by all that this convention offers. It's designed for anyone. Come with your model railroading friends or renew friendships with model railroaders. Come to the convention and be comfortable with what you decide to see and do.
If you're new to the great hobby of model railroading or if you're curious about the hobby and want to find out more about how to get started or don't know where to start the NMRA convention is perfect for you.
If family obligations have prevented you from coming in the past, hey, this is Orlando. Entertainment abounds here with seven theme parks, five major water parks, museums, attractions and recreation for everyone. Even parts of the Convention Program are ideal for anyone. Come to the Ice Cream Social with bottomless ice cream, great people and a lot of fun. Bring the kids on the tour of the Florida Railroad Museum or the TECO Street Car Shops. Or take a trip and discover the US Space Program at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex.
This is the model railroad convention of a lifetime and it's one no one will want to miss.