A Vintage Train Experience Brings “Old Hollywood” Vibes To Michigan in October
Who wants to go on an old-fashioned train experience?
Growing up, I would watch Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Mission Impossible. In those movies, the train scenes were iconic. It made little Lisha want to travel on a luxury train so badly.
Now, I (and all Michiganders) can experience this experience.
The Indiana Rail Experience is bringing the Tri-State Scenic Steam Excursion for this exact reason.
The Tri-State Scenic Steam Excursion will be an all-day trip on October 1st that takes travelers between Edon, Ohio, and southeastern Michigan.
During the trip, there is a three-hour layover in the historic downtown area of Hillside, Michigan.
The train leaves at 9:00 AM and will arrive in Hillsdale by lunchtime so travelers can visit the local farmers' market, go on a walking tour of the city and/or enjoy lunch at any of the restaurants in town.
What should I expect?
According to the Indiana Rail Experience's website, all of their train rides are an "experience."
"Our events are meant to be sensory experiences - from the onboard accommodations and food service to the dramatic sights and sounds of a historic locomotive pulling the train. Passengers can enjoy standard accommodations in our open window coach or regular deluxe coach classes, or opt for a special experience on our open-air car or within our first-class lounge cars straight out of the 1940s and 50s."
Starting at $79 for the open window coach section of the train, travelers will experience the vintage train in style.
If this experience sounds like a fun time for you, your significant other, or the whole family, sign up for their waitlist to be notified when the ticket sales start on July 20th.