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Wonderful tour for nature lovers!

Our 4 year old was so excited about this trip and it did not disappoint. The train ride was a perfect length. My husband said the diesel fumes bothered him, but I did not notice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Webberville
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Webberville
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our 4 year old was so excited about this trip and it did not disappoint. The train ride was a perfect length. My husband said the diesel fumes bothered him, but I did not notice them. We sat at the end of the trolley on the return trip and he said that was much better. Something to keep in mind... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. We are very glad your family had such a good time. We are sorry that the stairs were closed during your visit. We are hoping they will be open by the end of August. More 

Davenport, FL
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102 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Enjoyed this excursion very much & it did not feel like a long day to us eight adults. Not necessarily a good tour for kids who get bored with scenery & relaxing. The train ride is open air & rickety, but we enjoyed it. We saw lots of birds. I loved the boat ride! The water was very calm &... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. Our family is so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. It means a lot to us that you took the time to post this. Thank you again. More 

Indian River, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

The narrow gage train track is baited to attract bear, and you will no doubt see some if you are paying attention. Kids loved it. Sit toward the back to avoid strong diesel exhaust fumes from the engine. It's nice and slow, one of our kids fell asleep from the gentle rocking. The mini cars are open air, dress for... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing our tour. We are so glad you and your family had a good time. We do understand about small children and attention span. This is why we offer the our 1 3/4 hour Toonerville Trolley wilderness train ride. Many parents with very young children have told us that the ride is just the right length of time... More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We enjoyed the trolly and boat cruise. It's a long day but the boat offers very good hamburgers at a very reasonable price. The captain is extremely knowledgable about the Taquamonon River. Didn't see too much wild life because is was well in the 90's.

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

Our family is very happy that you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review More 

Waterford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Okay train ride. Did not see any wildlife other than a couple of Sand Cranes....saw them from a great distance. Very friendly staff...very clean buildings and train cars.

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the train ride. It's unfortunate that the animals did not cooperate the day you rode with us. We wish there was some way of having them show up every time but since they are wild animals, that isn't possible. We do put food out for them in hopes that they will come... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you want to see the falls this is not the tour for you. Very very expensive...you may attend 5 attractions at Niagara Falls for less dollars. Save your money! Take the drive about 30 miles further at the State Park and the super short hike! The riverboat was very informative. The gentlemen driving was very knowledgeable and pointed out... More 

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

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the river cruise and seeing the wildlife on the tour. It's very unfortunate that the bottom view stairway can't be used due to the danger of falling rocks. We agree that it diminishes our view of the falls. Viewing of the falls is just a small portion of the whole tour package.... More 

Glenwood, Illinois
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87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On my U.P. vacations I always take this tour, and it is my favorite U.P. excursion. Well, I just returned home from treating myself to this fun day not once, but twice. The pace, the beauty, and the fine folks who make the tours go off smoothly all are first-rate in my book. I was fortunate that both tours I... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. It is truly an honor to have served you. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Michigan
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70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This tour is very nice. Saw bears on train part of trip, and Eagles, deer and other wildlife on boat segment. The fall were nice, though the mosquitos about carried you away. Would do again with grandkids. A little pricey, but to support it, I suppose it needs that cost, Look for coupons on line, they accept them all.

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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 glad you enjoyed the tour. Sorry you felt the rates are high, but as you stated it costs a lot to run a trip of this nature. Sorry about the mosquitos they are rough right now. They should ease up soon. More 

Evansville
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72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We took this trip on a beautiful day in September. The train ride is a little bumpy but we were able to see an eagle on the way to the boat and a BIG black bear on the way back. The boat ride is along the Tahquamenon River and is very peaceful. The captain knows many facts about the river... 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 very happy that you enjoyed the tour. We are working hard to make the bottom view stairway area safe. We are hoping to rebuild the stairway in the spring. More 

Charlevoix County, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you have never taken the trip, the fall season is the best.....meeting new friends on the train ride and traveling with them down the river was fantastic. The walk to the falls was peaceful even without being able to get down the second set of stairs this trip due to mother nature. Hopeing to go back again in the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. Our family is pleased that you enjoyed the tour. We are hoping to have the stairway back in commission by next season. More 

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