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The Toonerville Trolley Riverboat Tour

Newberry, MI
906-876-2311
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Newberry
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This advernture is likely not for everyone -- especially those looking for something quick and touristy. But if you're inclined to take in the Upper Peninsula's back country at a leisurely pace while learning fascinating things about the area and its wildlife, this is a day well spent. As they advertise, this is a family operation. And, it is very... More

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Dixie S, Owner at The Toonerville Trolley Riverboat Tour, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you for this review. You have hit the nail on the head. Were so glad there are still folks like yourself who enjoy things at a slower pace. More

Sycamore, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We decided to take the Toonerville Trolley on our Mackinac City vacation. It was well worth the drive. This is perfect for kids and adults, too! We enjoyed the relaxing train ride through the wilderness. The seating was arranged so that everyone had an unobstructed view. There was no guarantee that wild animals would be seen, but we saw 2... More

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Dixie S, Owner at The Toonerville Trolley Riverboat Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed the tour. More

Northville, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was the biggest rip off. Due to one of their stairways being damaged, the view of the falls were nearly nonexistent. They hung a sign on their door (that I didn't even see), saying that one set of stairs were damaged, what they didn't tell us is we wouldn't be able to see the falls. We ended up driving... More

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Dixie S, Owner at The Toonerville Trolley Riverboat Tour, responded to this review

Dear Steve, I am sorry that you were not happy with the view at the falls. The bottom view stairway was hit with a rock slide just days before we opened for the season. The rock wall adjacent to the stairway is unstable and more rocks are threatening to fall making it unsafe to attempt repairs. This stairway is closed.... More

Glenwood, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I've taken this trip four times--somehow I didn't do it on my first vacation to the U.P., but have taken it without fail on my last four visits--and it heads my must-do list. Upon arrival, there are men who direct you where to park. Then, going into the building to check in and get tickets, one is greeted by Dixie,... More

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National City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great trip , beautiful scenery , and a good time. Chris is a first rate captain , and it was a very pleasurable trip , would recommend this trip for the whole family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We changed our trip plans when we found out about this tour on Mon 9/29/13. We hung out 3 days in Paradise and Tahq Park area. As to this tour, it is unique. 1/2 hr. 5 mile ride on Narrow gauge rr through UP wetland wilderness to the riverboat launch area. Bouncy train ride. Saw eagle and lots of crows... More

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michigan
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

First of all, make sure you take bug spray! You want to spray before the train rides and before the hike through the woods. The train ride takes about a half hour and is a little rough, but there is beautiful scenery the whole way. We didn't see the bears, but we did see a bald eagle flying over! The... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The highlight is being able to see the falls from a private viewing area. The train trip is quite rough and the exhaust smell in the first two cars on the left side is sickening. Sit further back. It's a bumpy 30 minute ride but we did see two bald eagles. The boat ride is calm and relaxing. The captain... More

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Upper MI
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We live in the UP, so we are used to thick woods and sparse swamp bogs, but we did appreciate the description of the different tree types - but many times by the time you came up to the tree you were so busy looking up the description you missed seeing any differences of those particular trees. It was very... More

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

As part of our U.P. vacation we wanted to see Tahquamenon Falls. But since neither my husband nor I have been there before, the Toonerville Trolley sounded like a good way to get our first exposure and show our daughter some new natural areas. The price was very reasonable. True, it's 3-figures. But that covers a half-hour (approx) train ride... More

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