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Steam Railroading Institute

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We went on a day that was free admission: we were told that admission is quite costly and not worth... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Owosso, Michigan
Our Christmas Tradition

We have taken our daughter on the North Pole express for several years. Its definitely an... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We have taken our daughter on the North Pole express for several years. Its definitely an experience to remember.

1  Thank tracyj912
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I love the Polar Express movie and everything Christmas. My son is 3 years old and really getting into it as well. We decided to take him and while we all had fun...I think I had really high expectations. I would have loved it if...More

1  Thank sah224
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We waited all year to do this, we bought our tickets in February 2017 for Nov 2017 trip. It was Very Expensive, cocoa class 4 tickets after fees almost $400. The train ride was nice. Kids really enjoyed but could have had more music and...More

6  Thank CSJ1224mom3
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This was a congested ill planned pathetic attempt to weasel people out of their money with a cute name for short train ride to nowhere. You start out standing in the cold in line which they don't have signage, rope, or staff person to control...More

4  Thank oonakali
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This year marked our fourth year on the Christmastime Polar Express ride/City of Ashley Christmas. Even though the daytime rides are nice for deer spotting, the snowfall and Christmas lights made up for that. Watching that big steam locomotive pull up and hearing the whistle...More

2  Thank Sean H
Reviewed 19 November 2017

My husband and I went on the 10:00 am trip out of Owosso today (11-18-17). We had a great experience and are already talking about going again next year. Only downfall was rain but that is beyond anyone's control. Our car was Cocoa class and...More

1  Thank MichiganMom1956
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This has a LOT of potential to be amazing and maybe for those that know no better, it is. It did nothing for me. First “WTF” moment was PAYING TO PARK in Owosso. As if you aren’t raped enough for the tickets. IMO, there is...More

4  Thank natgoss
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I bought 5 tickets for the Cocoa Class, about $425 for the December 18th 2016 4pm run. At about 1:30pm December 18th on our way to the train, we received a call that my brother-in-law (my wife's brother) had died. Of course that ended our...More

3  Thank joefunsch
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We went on a day that was free admission: we were told that admission is quite costly and not worth the money unless you're a train aficionado...which we aren't. They had lots of models, pictures, stories and activities. The employees were very knowledgeable.

1  Thank Rosebush20
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you like trains, you will the the SRI in Owosso. Home of the 1225! (North Pole Express aka Polar Express) They also have an awesome miniature track and offer rides on a sweet mini train! A lot of fun things to do at the...More

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Allie S
16 December 2017|
Response from natgoss | Reviewed this property |
For 4 of us, grand total was $176 and that was the lowest fare. It includes nothing but your ride.... (and IMO, there’s nothing in Ashley worth paying that kind of money for to get there). From Owosso to Ashley, it’s... More