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The Best Places To Take A Train Lover In Metro Detroit

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If your littles love trains, here are the best places to find trains to ride and climb across Metro Detroit.


Crossroads Village (Flint)

Huckleberry Railroad runs Thursdays through Sundays and gives families a memorable 40 minute journey along the shorts of Mott Lake and around Crossroads Village.


Plan a Day Out With Thomas at Crossroads Village August 20-22 and August 27-29. Hop on board an interactive train ride with a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine, and enjoy access to family activities including lawn games, live entertainment, photo ops, a bubble zone and more!


Michigan Transit Museum (Mount Clemens)

Ride on a vintage passenger car pulled by a diesel locomotive every Sunday at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm at the Michigan Transit Museum.


The Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn)

Take a timeless train ride through Greenfield Village or get an up close look at the conductors seat in the Museum’s train exhibit.


Shepherd Park (Oak Park)

Play any day on a massive wooden train set at Shepherd Park. From the locomotive to the caboose kids will have fun climbing on the colorful train.


Great Lakes Live Steamers (Southgate + Royal Oak)

All aboard! Great Lakes Live Steamers offers FREE mini train rides at Starr Jaycee Park in Royal Oak and Kiwanis Park in Southgate each month from May through October. Kiwanis Park also has a fun new train themed playground kids will love 365 days a year.


Thomas & Friends Explore the Rails Exhibit (Lansing)

Take your little train lover to Lansing and experience Impression 5’s Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails exhibit. The temporary exhibit is open now through January 9, 2022.



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About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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