It's a unique experience and one that your entire family will enjoy. A Day Out with Thomas!  The North Shore Scenic Railroad hosts the event for two weekends and includes community non-profits as volunteers giving them the opportunity to raise funds for their organization.

 

According to Ken Buehler, the General Manager of the NSSRR, thousands of people enjoy the Thomas The Tank Engine events held on two consecutive weekends to accommodate all who want to meet him, plus this year he brought along his BFF Percy.  It's the Friendship Tour 2017!  This summer it will be August 4-6  and again on August 11-13 with gates opening at 8:30 each morning until 6p.  Rides with Thomas and Percy are held every hour from 9a-5p.

Day Out with Thomas:  The Friendship Tour 2017 is held at the North Shore Scenic Railroad, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN  55802.

What is there to do?  LOTS!!!  It's a full day of fun and making memories!  With your purchased ticket you can do the following:

*Access to all activities at Day Out With Thomas
*Entry to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum
*Approx. 20-25 minute train ride behind Thomas through Duluth to Lake Superior
*Imagination Stations, which include sandboxes, coloring, Mega Bloks, building stations, *craft tables, Thomas play tables and much, much more
*Live Children's Music by Big & Tall (Mr. Billy)
*Magic shows throughout the day
*Photo opportunities with Thomas, Percy, & Sir Topham Hatt
*Free trolleycar rides
*Inflatable slide, bounce house and obstacle course
*Temporary Tattoo and Face Painting stations
*Model Train layouts
*Huge Thomas Gift Shop
*Lots of games and activities

You could get the Percy Combo for more fun that includes:

*A separate 20-25 minute train ride behind Percy, a similar route but different fun onboard.  *Percy has a party on his train!
*Photo opportunity with Percy
(You must buy a Thomas ticket in order to purchase a Percy train ride)

Do I need to pre-purchase tickets?

It's Thomas the Train!  Thomas will be making a run every hour on the hour starting at 9a each day.  Often time he sells out so reservations are strongly encouraged.   If Thomas isn't sold out, there will be a limited number of walk-up sales.

Where do we park?

This is a good questions  There are a couple of ramps available on both sides of the Depot building. Most parking locations require payment but most accept credit cards. There will be signs in place to help you locate parking and the event itself.