Did you know Thomas the Tank Engine has been around for nearly 80-years? The popular children’s character first appeared in the 1940s. Since then, there’s been a line of hugely successful books, a popular TV series, and lots of toys and merchandise. Thomas & Friends is currently streaming on Netflix and the real-life trains are giving rides here in Minnesota this weekend.

Parents with young children are probably very familiar with Thomas and his friends Percy and Sir Tophamm Hat. Imagine how excited your kids would be to see them in  real life? You’ll soon have the chance to make that happen and take a ride on Thomas, but there is only one place in all of all of Minnesota and Wisconsin that is offering this experience. Keep reading for all of the details and ticket info.

My son has loved trains for as long as I can remember. We used to have train tracks set up throughout the basement and we watched every episode of Thomas the Tank Engine when he was younger. He was super excited the first time we hopped on a real-train and went for a ride.

You Can Ride Thomas the Tank Engine in Minnesota

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Thomas and his friends will be set up in Duluth for this special event which will take place August 5-7 & 12-14.

“A Day Out With Thomas” is a fun experience for kids and parents. Your family will be able to take a ride on Thomas, meet Sir Tophamm Hatt, play on inflatables, and visit the railroad museum.

 

How To Get Tickets To Ride Thomas the Tank Engine in Minnesota

Tickets are on sale now and are very affordable. Use the link at the bottom of this story to reserve your ride on the train.

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Tickets are only $22 and train rides depart every hour. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

With your ticket you get:

Entry to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum included
A 25-minute train ride
Live Magic Shows
Activity Zone train games lead by our Conductors
Mini Golf
Live Children’s Music
Photo opportunities with: Thomas, Sir Topham Hatt, and other visiting characters
Temporary Tattoos
Inflatable slide, obstacle course and bounce house

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