Edit ModuleShow Tags

Enjoy a Day Out with Thomas the Tank


Published:

I have a nephew named Thomas who loves trains. As you can imagine, Tommy is quite a big Thomas the Tank Engine fan. Last summer, he and his sister got to ride on Thomas the Tank Engine in Seattle and they loved it. This summer, that same opportunity is coming to Duluth.

Day out With Thomas is designed to offer families a chance to visit with the beloved No. 1 blue engine. While kids may have fallen in love with Thomas the really useful engine through the PBS TV series, the character actually made his debut in 1946 in the second book of The Railway Series by Reverend Wilbert Awdry, who created the Thomas and Friends characters for his son.

Day Out with Thomas, Duluth Day Out with Thomas, Duluth

Photos courtesy of day out with thomas

Day out with Thomas: The Mystery Tour 2012 in Duluth (July 27-29 and August 3-5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) includes an approximately 25-minute ride with a full-size Thomas the Tank Engine (train departs hourly), games and activities, an opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, and more family-friendly fun.

Duluth’s North Shore Scenic Railroad, site of the event, regularly offers daily 90-minute train excursions through Duluth. Other options include a six-hour Duluth to Two Harbors ride, the Family Pizza Tour, the Elegant Dinner train, and the Murder Mystery Train. While flooding did impact the Duluth area, the city is still open for business and trains are on schedule.

Day Out with Thomas
$18 for ages 2 and up
North Shore Scenic Railroad
northshorescenicrailroad.org, 218-722-1273
Thomas and Friends
thomasandfriends.com
Tickets: ticketweb.com, 866-468-7630

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Why the Art Shanty Projects Lure Locals Outdoors

Watch out ice fishers: Artists and spectators will take over White Bear Lake in February with a series of interactive events and art pieces.

Life Hacks for the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport

The next time you need to fly out of the MSP Airport, simplify the process with these tips

Inside Mill City Museum: A Review

The Mill City Museum is fun (and informative) for kids and adults—the perfect indoor activity.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Comments may be edited for length, clarity, or appropriateness.

Add your comment:

About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

Learn about the contributing writers.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Recent Minnesota Journeys Posts

Why the Art Shanty Projects Lure Locals Outdoors

Watch out ice fishers: Artists and spectators will take over White Bear Lake in February with a series of interactive events and art pieces.

Life Hacks for the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport

The next time you need to fly out of the MSP Airport, simplify the process with these tips

Inside Mill City Museum: A Review

The Mill City Museum is fun (and informative) for kids and adults—the perfect indoor activity.

24 Hours in Uptown Minneapolis

A Boston native moves to Uptown and shares her perfect itinerary

Minnesota Marine Art Museum: A Treasure Trove of Historic Masterworks

Winona's art museum has received national recognition in its ten years as a small town fine arts destination
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags