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Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours

7195 Soo Junction Road, Soo Junction, MI
+1 906-876-2311
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Took the tour again, for the very first time!

My parents took us on the tour when I was a kid. I'm in my 60's now. I made the tour a couple of... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Bob N
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Bay City, Michigan
One of a kind experience, but not for a tight schedule— and a few other cautions

We were thrilled to learn about the Toonerville Trolley that transports riders to the riverboat on... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
michiganenthusiast
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southwestern Michigan
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Tour #1 is a 6 1/2 hour train and riverboat tour to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. Take a step back in time and see the falls from our private viewing area as passengers did back in 1927. See the splendor and wilderness of the Upper Peninsula aboard an authentic narrow gauge train and a spacious riverboat and hike the nature trail (5/8 of a mile) to our private access at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls and return. The Captain gives commentary throughout the river trip providing interesting information and history of the area along with pointing out any wildlife seen on the way. The trip is available mid June through the first weekend in October. Tour #2 is a 1 3/4 hour Toonerville Trolley wilderness train ride. The 24 inch narrow gauge train travels through a wilderness area with no road access. Sometimes wildlife is spotted along the way. At the end of the line we stop for 20 minutes to turn around and return. Train rides available July and August and Labor Day weekend.
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  • Average17%
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7195 Soo Junction Road, Soo Junction, MI
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

My parents took us on the tour when I was a kid. I'm in my 60's now. I made the tour a couple of times in my life, until about 10 years ago. Since then, I make the trip to Soo Junction at least once...More

Thank Bob N
Dixie S, Owner at Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Our family is please to serve you and love our "regulars" to pieces. We have many customers visit us again and again. We are proud that you are one of them. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for taking the time to post...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were thrilled to learn about the Toonerville Trolley that transports riders to the riverboat on the the Tahquamenon River. The vintage trolley ride is along a narrow gauge train track and offers the option of open cars and those with plastic windows. We opted...More

Thank michiganenthusiast
Dixie S, Owner at Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

First we would like to apologize for being off our schedule on Wednesday. This is not the norm. The passenger who chose to do the nature hike should not have attempted to do so. Despite our repeated warnings that the trail is not handicap accessible...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

First is a half hour trolley ride through the woods, with just trees to see. Then comes a two hour boat ride to the he falls. The boat captain tries very hard to point out points of interest, but on this day, at least, there...More

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Dixie S, Owner at Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

I wish the fall colors had been farther along for your trip. They are not changing much with all the sunny weather we have been having. The wildlife sightings do diminish in the fall after the hunting seasons open. We are happy your were pleased...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

If anyone is thinking of going, call and make the reservation! We didn't make a reservation and just walked in. We were able to get tickets because two reservation couples did not show. Thanks staff for accommodating us.., great people! The Trip and scenery were...More

Thank Zzzland1996
Dixie S, Owner at Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

I'm so glad you were able to get on the trip and enjoyed your experience with us. I'll let the Captain know you enjoyed the commentary too. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 19 September 2017

After hearing about this attraction my wife and I decided to take it in. At first we considered just taking the train, that would've been a huge mistake. The train ride up to the boat dock was "ok", nothing special in my opinion but the...More

Thank ezliving2006
Dixie S, Owner at Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are thrilled you enjoyed the tour and the food. Thanks for taking the time to post.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Although we live in the UP, this was our first time taking the trolley/boat tour, and we loved it! We are nature lovers, so seeing the various birds, including a bald eagle, the variety of trees and wildflowers, and yes, two bear, was great. The...More

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Dixie S, Owner at Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Many Many thanks for your wonderful review. We can't wait to have you aboard again soon.

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

If you are a nature lover, this tour is for you! For a full day of exploring Michigan's great outdoors, choose the train and riverboat tour. The train ride covers approximately 5 miles through marshy wetlands and forest to the Tahquamenon River where you embark...More

Thank Heather K
Dixie S, Owner at Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

This is a wonderfully written review Heather. Thank you so very much you have captured the tour perfectly. Our family is so pleased you enjoyed your day with us.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We so loved this tour! 6.5 hours of beauty and relaxation. And we learned so much about the area-both nature and history-from the knowledgeable boat captain's narration. Cannot believe that we have never done this before on our annual treks to the Upper Peninsula! Only...More

Thank slorettao
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Took the trolley and riverboat trip. The trolley is an old narrow gauge route through a swampy forest to the site of the riverboat landing. The riverboat trip was excellent as the captain of the boat filled my head with just about every fact about...More

Thank allabord56
Dixie S, Owner at Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Our family is pleased you enjoyed your adventure with us. Thanks for the awesome review.

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We took the Toonerville Trolley and the boat to the Falls overlook. It took about 6 1/2 to 7 hours and the weather was beautiful. We only saw a Fox, a deer, few turtles, and a lot of birds. The path to the overlook is...More

Thank Mary J
Dixie S, Owner at Toonerville Trolley Train and Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your partridge we are pleased you enjoyed the tour again this time. We are looking forward to serving you again in the future.

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njs739
11 August 2017|
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Response from Dixie S | Property representative |
Yes the riverboat has a lunch counter and beverage bar right on board. There are 12 sandwiches on the menu from burgers, hot dogs and brats, to chicken and sloppy Joe's, vege burgers and nachos. Prices range from $3.00 to... More
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Shofme
7 July 2017|
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Response from Dixie S | Property representative |
The stairs all have secure railings. We are pet friendly as long as you are willing to follow the pet rules. They must be leashed at all times and are not allowed on the seats unless they are on your lap.The riverboat has a... More
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Melnik0919
18 April 2017|
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Response from Dixie S | Property representative |
We are very sorry but due to the weight and size of a power scooter we are unable to accommodate them. Here is some information about the trip that may be helpful. There is parking close to the train. The train has 2 steps... More
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