Things to Do in Bridgeport, Frankenmuth, and Saginaw, MI

If you are planning a visit to the Saginaw, Frankenmuth, and Bridgeport, MI, region, you have a wealth of options when it comes to attractions and recreational activities. And your first stop should be the historic Junction Valley Railroad. Our train rides and hobby shop offer a full day of fun for the entire family.

All Aboard for Family Fun

Take your family for a relaxing and exciting ride on the world’s largest quarter-scale railroad, which features the world’s only diamond crossing trestle, railroad bridges, and a 100-foot tunnel. Our trains include 75 different types of cars as well as nine fully-equipped engines, which pull passengers for two miles, then, up a modest incline, and down 22 feet into the valley below. A ten-stall roundhouse with an operating turntable allows our trains to change direction, and our numerous railway station buildings and bridges are all built to scale.

Our Family-friendly Picnic Venue

Step off the train at any stop and enjoy the afternoon in our fully-equipped picnic area, which has everything you need to host your next birthday party, family reunion, or other gatherings. You will find picnic tables, a barbecue area, playground equipment, and plenty of room for outdoor games of all kinds. Once you’re done eating, hop back on at the next stop and keep riding!

Activities and Special Events

Our train enthusiast venue is the perfect place for an outing with the entire family! From Memorial Day to Labor Day, enjoy the warmth of summer with picnics on the playground. The wide green lawn, grills, play areas, and pavilions are perfect for parties, reunions, and other small events. You can board our train throughout the summer months only, but on October evenings, weekend visitors can board the Halloween Spook Train, our family-friendly fright-themed train.

A Train Enthusiast’s Dream

No visit to Junction Valley Railroad is complete without a stop in our hobby shop. We are one of the largest model train shops in Michigan, and we carry everything you need to start or complete your train set.

With so many exciting things to do and see at our facility, you will want to make sure Junction Valley Railroad is on your itinerary. Give us a call for more information or to plan your visit or next event!