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2018 Clinton Turn on Michigan's heritage railroad

Ride from the historic town of Clinton through the countryside to Tecumseh. Check out the view as you cross the Red Mill Pond on a trestle.

Ride in historic South Shore coach #1. Or reserve a seat in a caboose that ran on this very line. The open-air gondola car will also be available for reservation!

The train will be pulled by one of the first diesel engines ever made, dating to World War II.

New in 2018!

It's a totally new ride, about 2/3 the length, about 45 minutes long, and at a good price.

As in 2016, you book the car you actually want to ride, without complicated ticket rules. No worries on booking the open-air car - seats in that car are refundable for weather. You can still book the entire Memorial Caboose exclusively for your party. The caboose seats about 18 at windows, plus another dozen or so seats which are not at windows.

Contact us to book 2018 tour groups.

Operating Dates and Times:

Dates: 2018 May 12, 26, June 9, 23, July 14, 28, August 11, 25 and September 8

Time: 11:00 - 12:15 - 2:00 - 3:15

Location: Clinton (320 S Division St)

Ride from the Village of Clinton, Michigan on U.S. 12, just west of Saline and Ypsilanti. Board at 320 S. Division St., Clinton, MI 49236. (directions here) Turn at the Comerica bank and follow the tracks 3 blocks.


Adult (age 13-64) -- $11.50 ($10 cash at walk-up)
Youth (ages 2-12) -- $8.35 ($7 cash at walk-up)
Senior (age 65+) -- $10.45 ($9 cash at walk-up)
Babies under 2 -- no ticket needed.
Entire Caboose up to 20 people -- $169 (no walk-up sales)

Online service fee already included in above pricing. Telephone fee $1 additional. Walk-ups less.

Seats in the open-air gondola only are refundable for weather - either rain or temperatures under 50 at train time. This can be either actual weather, or that expected in the 24-hour forecast as of 24 hours prior to train. (we don't go farther out than that because of Michigan weather.) One refund per customer per season - do not book multiple dates. Call or email for refunds within 24 hours before, or 48 hours after train time.

Mobility limitations? Please see our Accessibility page.