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The Toonerville Trolley Riverboat Tour

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Address: Newberry, MI
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Wonderful nature experience

We really enjoyed the relaxing, informative excursion. The train ride is mostly through marshy forest teeming with birds and occasionally other wildlife. On the river boat we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Ithaca, Michigan
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Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Starts with a train ride through the North Woods where you'll observe mother nature at her best. Birds, bears, forests and ??. We had bears alongside the track (& train) and even had one follow the train for a while. The boat trip was beautiful and comfortable with a pretty good snack bar on board. At the falls you hike... More 

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Thank Teddy452014
Dixie S, Owner at The Toonerville Trolley Riverboat Tour, responded to this review

Our family appreciates your taking the time to review our train and riverboat tour to Tahquamenon Falls. We are very pleased you and your wife had an enjoyable trip. It's always a bonus when the bears come out for the train. I'm happy they cooperated for you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. More 

Ithaca, Michigan
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We really enjoyed the relaxing, informative excursion. The train ride is mostly through marshy forest teeming with birds and occasionally other wildlife. On the river boat we enjoyed the narration and explanations given by the captain. The crew and all staff were real friendly and did a great job! Do remember that this is not exciting, high adventure entertainment. Rather... More 

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

I'm glad you came as a stand by and got to join the trip. Thanks for the great review. More 

Marquette, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a very relaxing boat ride. If you go in the fall you will see beautiful colors. You will also see eagles sitting in trees and other birds flying around in the summer time.

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Thank jean374
Dixie S, Owner at The Toonerville Trolley Riverboat Tour, responded to this review

Were so happy you enjoyed the tour. Eagles are always an exciting sighting. We thank you for your wonderful review. More 

Stanton, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You take a train ride through the woods/fields to the river boat. On the train ride we were able to see bears in the wild. The boat ride is slow and relaxing. You stop at the end of the boat ride and can get off the boat and walk a trail, then back on the boat and end with the... More 

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

Were glad you found the length of the trip just right. We are aware that there are those that don't agree, but perhaps those are the kind of people who have a hard time relaxing. If we could have the trip be shorter we would. That just isn't a possibility. I agree with you it's just right the way it... More 

Clinton Township, Michigan
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We did this last minute and was able to get on their next to last trip. Dixie was a great person to deal with and made the trip more enjoyable. The captain and crew were personable and really helpful. It was like they were family. We will do it again

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

Thanks for your review. It pleases our family to know you had an enjoyable trip with us. We are always glad to be of service to our guests. We are looking forward to serving you again sometime. More 

Muskegon, Michigan
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164 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We really enjoyed our experience on the tour. The people at the office are very friendly and helpful. They can't control the weather so you sure can't complain about that. It is very slow moving and if you get bored quickly, you may want to skip it. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to all the facts and information the captain gave... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. You have brought up some great points about the trip. I'm sorry you felt that you needed more time at the falls. We try and not rush people there as much as we can, however people start getting cranky if you get off your schedule too. I'll let the kitchen crew know how much you... More 

Shelby Township
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110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I am not a wilderness kind of person but was really looking forward to seeing bears and wild life on the trolley ride. It wasn't my lucky day as I only saw 2 large black birds I believe we're crows. Which I understand is no ones fault. There was no lay over getting from the trolley to ferry. Loved all... More 

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Thank Glamgirls123
Dixie S, Owner at The Toonerville Trolley Riverboat Tour, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear the wildlife didn't cooperate the day of your visit. The trips in the fall see much less wildlife especially the bears. Hunting season starts September 10th and even though no one hunts our property the bears still know what is going on and start hiding out. This late in the season they are also getting ready... More 

Orlando, Florida
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80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

By a great ride I mean both the train trolley and the boat ride. Both were pleasurable and very relaxing. The train ride lasts about 1/2 hour and if you can, sit in the very last seat, very last car. The front of the train will drop a bunch of chicken pieces out and by the time your car gets... More 

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

I can't tell you how glad we are to hear from happy customers like you. It makes all the hard work of doing the tours worth while. What a bonus that you saw a bear. Thank you for taking the time to submit this review More 

Howell, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We never imagined we’d be able to take this trip as we were vacationing with our dogs in tow. What a pleasant surprise to find that they were welcomed on both the train and boat with the stipulations that they stay off the human seating and out of the inner cabin of the boat. We loved the whole trip. The... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We love being "pet friendly" for our passengers. Our family is extremely pleased that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for sharing your experience here so other nature enthusiast can get a feel for what the tour involves. We enjoyed having you and the dogs on the trip. More 

Heathsville, Virginia
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is a "must do" activity on a UP trip! ✅ Everything about it was "first rate"... From the check-in to the train ride to the boat trip! The service and friendliness of the staff was GREAT! 👍 The trip to the Falls was as good as the Falls! The boat captain was a font of knowledge... I learned a... More 

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

Dear Trapper Tim, Our family is very pleased you had an enjoyable tour with us. Thank you so much for your review it means a lot. The Toonerville Trolley crew More 

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