It feels like we've lost a lot of time for fun activities this summer due to all of the rain in Wisconsin this year but today we got to take Silas to a railway museum and we took him on his first train ride. Silas loves trains. He loves them. I think more than food and cupcakes. Okay, maybe not as much as cupcakes, or maybe they're tied
ANYWAY, there's a great place we heard of in North Freedom, WI, called the Mid-Continent Railway Museum which is not far from Wisconsin Dells. They host train rides and insights into the past. It's a great way to teach your children about trains, culture, and your local history. I highly suggest finding a local railway museum if you're so lucky to have one in your area!
The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. They made us feel right at home and they answered a lot of questions! After the train ride, we walked through the gift shop with Silas and let him pick out a little toy train (as if he didn't have enough already) and then we got to walk around to see the restoration area of boxcars they've acquired dating all the way back to the 1800s! Some of the boxcars we saw were absolutely incredible but we didn't take as many photos as we meant to because we were too enthralled with the history to bother with the cameras. Great job, team!
The museum offers fall and winter rides, dinner rides, and Christmas rides as well. We're thinking of buying a membership considering how much we all love trains, especially Elliott and now Silas!
It was a lovely Saturday, indeed!