May 24 - September 1, 2014

It is highly recommended that you purchase your Huckleberry Railroad train tickets early as they do sell out in advance. For your convenience summer, Halloween and Christmas tickets are sold year round.

Wednesday through Sunday, holidays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The Village is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, except holidays (May 26 and Sept. 1).

Ticket Ages
Adult: 13 years – 59 years
Senior: 60 years & older
Child: 25 months to 12 years
Child: 24 months and under are free

Ticket sales end at 4:30 pm Wednesday - Sunday, and holidays.
Ticket booth sales start 15 minutes before the Village opens.

Crossroads Village Regular Summer Season

The below rates do not apply to Day Out With Thomas days, August 15-17 & 22-24.



Regular Price
Group Discount for 20-249 People
Group Discount for 250-1499 People
Group Discount 1500+ People
Adult (13-59):
Call for rates
Senior (60 and older):
Call for rates
Child 25 mos.-12 yrs.):
Call for rates
Child (24 mos. & under):
Call for rates



Regular Price
Group Discount for 20-249 People
Group Discount for 250-1499 People
Group Discount 1500+ People
Adult (13-59):
Call for rates
Senior (60 and older):
Call for rates
Child (25 mos.-12 yrs.):
Call for rates
Child (24 mos. & under):
Call for rates



Regular Price
Group Discount for 20-249 People
Group Discount for 250-1499 People
Group Discount 1500+ People
Adult (13-59):
Call for rates
Senior (60 and older):
Call for rates
Child (25 mos.-12 yrs.):
Call for rates
Child (24 mos. &under):
Call for rates
Genesee Belle Tickets
Added on to combination ticket, purchased in conjunction with 'free admission only' pass: Tickets: Adult & Senior: $3.00 and Child: $2.50

Ticket prices apply to everyone age 25 months and older. No other discounts apply.

During Day Out With Thomas™ (August 15-17 & 22-24, 2014)
no Village pass is accepted.

Amusement Ride Tickets
The Charles W. Parker Carousel, Superior Wheel, miniature mechanical pony cart, miniature Flyer Train, Venetian swing, and wheelchair swing:  $1.25 each or 4 for $4.00.

Strollers and Wheelchairs
Strollers are free upon availability.  The Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission has taken great care to enhance the accessibility of Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad with its dirt roads and uneven boardwalks by offering free of charge on a first–come, first-serve basis, a limited supply of conventional (non-electric) wheelchairs.  If you need a wheelchair, it is recommended that you bring your own— especially on busy weekends.

Summer Train Departures:

May 24 - September 1, 2014:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
On selected and busy days additional trains may be added.

Genesee Belle Village Departures:

There’s a surprise waiting for you at the Village dock.  It’s the beautiful Genesee Belle, a replica of the paddlewheel riverboats that were popular during Mark Twain’s time, and you’re invited on board for a scenic 45-minute cruise around Mott Lake.  

Not available until May 24, 2014.
Departure times from May 24 to September 1, 2014:
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm; Departure times exclude Wednesdays in July:
Every Wednesday in July departures are: 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.

During our Day Out With ThomasTM event, there will be an additional departure at 12:00 pm.

The Genesee Belle does not depart from Crossroads Village on Mondays and Tuesdays since the Village is closed on these days.

Note: The Village will be closed beginning September 2. Come back and visit beginning October 4 when we re-open to celebrate


Commercial Photography, Filming, Testing Fees & Rental Fees
Crossroads Village
$500 minimum per day
Huckleberry Railroad
$3,500 Minimum, Non-Operating Day
$600 Minimum, Operating Day
Off-Season Charter
1 Locomotive, 6 Coaches
8 hr. on Railroad
$3,500 Minimum
Add second locomotive
Carousel Ride (whole building)
$150 per hour
Coldwater Road Chapel
$300 per 3 hours
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time the reservation is made.

Activities and Events - Summer

2014 Special Events
A Summer of Fun!

Senior Power Day
May 21

Honor America's Armed Forces
May 24
Join us in a day-long tribute to the men and women of the armed forces! We’ll provide everything you need to make a greeting card that will be sent to a hospitalized veteran, and you can add a square to our 2014 “Remembrance Quilt.” All veterans and active duty personnel will be admitted free and receive an “I Served” button on this special day.

School Days
for private, charter, public, and home schools with advanced reservations.
May 14 - 16, 22 and 23 (10 am to 3 pm)

May 28 - 30 and June 4 - 6 (10 am to 5 pm)
Teachers and students, these days are scheduled just for you! Watch history come alive when you roll up your sleeves and take part in the daily activities of a 19th century Michigan community. Tour the historic homes, shops and trades buildings that date back to the days of Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman. Take a spin on the beautifully restored Carousel and other vintage amusement rides, and enjoy an old fashioned variety show in the Colwell Opera House! Call 800.648.7275 (PARK) or click here for information about special ticket prices for school trips! 

Kaleidoscope FREE Family Fun Day!
June 7

From 10 am to 2 pm, admission is free with a coupon you’ll find on our website or in the Genesee County Parks Family Fun Guide! Gather your whole family and enjoy special activities you can do together. Tickets for a ride on the Huckleberry Railroad will be $4.75 per person.

Rise and shine with a special offer! Each Sunday in June, when you purchase a ticket for admission, or use your annual pass, you’ll receive free rides on our vintage amusements from 10 am-12:30 pm!

Puzzling Poser- Mystery Day for Adults
June 14

Adult mystery lovers, we’ve created a special day just for you! Follow the clues, uncover the secrets, and find out what’s afoot! Brush up on your CSI skills and come help solve the mystery at Crossroads Village!

Girl's Day In the Village
June 21
Girl Scouts in Kindergarten through 5th grade will be working toward badges on this day, and all girls visiting the Village are welcome to join in! They’ll get to help with chores in the Village’s historic homes and experience many of the daily activities that kept 19th century homes and communities running smoothly. They can also take part in old-fashioned games such as spoon-and-egg, hoop-and-stick and potato sack races.

Kids "Who Dunn It?" Day
June 28

Kids will have the chance to become modern day detectives, just like Sherlock Holmes, as they help solve a mysterious event in the Village. We’ll give them tips for investigating the “scene of the crime” and they can interview suspects in the Village who can help them crack the case!

Log Cabin Day
June 29
Take a break from today’s hustle and bustle, and enjoy a simpler time when one-room school houses and log cabins dotted the landscape.  Activities will revolve around the Salter Log Cabin that was built in the 1840s and moved to Crossroads Village in 1995. It closely resembles the small cabin that Laura Ingalls Wilder introduced us to in her beloved book Little House on the Prairie.

Come celebrate this great county with a two day celebration!
July 3 & 4

July 3 – Join us as we celebrate this country with patriotic music and a special kick-off for Music in the Parks at 7 p.m.
July 4 – Three cheers for the red, white and blue! We’re commemorating the holiday with all kinds of fun games, a festive carnival midway and everybody’s favorite - our annual ice cream social!

Huckleberry Hustle
July 10
We’ll close the park at 5 p.m. and re-open in the evening for the only race in Michigan that begins at a historic trail and ends in our historic Village! This rugged race has thousands of devoted fans – both runners and walkers – who love the challenging course. It is preceded by the Little Berry Dash, a fun “dash for treats” in the Village for children six and under, our runners of the future! Register online or download race forms at

Little Berry weekend
July 12 & 13

This weekend is designed with your little huckleberries in mind. Children will love the games, crafts and outdoor activities we have planned just for them!

Prairie Days
July 19 & 20

In the spirit of the late 1800s, tranquil Crossroads Village will welcome old-fashioned street peddlers and traveling sideshows this weekend! Come see who hitched their wagons to our posts to hawk their wares and captivate you with their attractions!

Smiths & Millers
July 26 &27

Meet the smiths and millers and other tradespeople at Crossroads Village! Watch our skilled volunteers hammer out horseshoes on a traditional forge, grind grains at the Atlas water-powered gristmill and cut logs with a steam-powered sawmill. They’re doing these essential tasks exactly the same – and on original equipment – as they were done in Genesee County 100 years ago.

Railfans Weekend
August 2 & 3

This weekend is dedicated to trains and train lovers! Celebrate our famous Huckleberry Railroad with shop tours, demonstrations, model trains and a special photo run. The Train Store   is waiting for you with shelves and bins chocked full of great train merchandise, and you can help welcome back our beautifully renovated caboose!

Literary Day
August 9

To encourage summer reading, we use this day to bring a 19th century book to life.  The theme this year is science, and the book is… Frankenstein! Spend the day with our mad scientists, doctors and more!  Dress as your favorite character from the story of Frankenstein, and present your library card to get one free Village admission.

Day Out With ThomasTM
August 15-17 & 22-24

This annual visit from everyone’s favorite train is a dream come true for kids!  Spend an exciting day with Thomas during his Thrill of the Ride Tour and meet the bravest little knight of all, Mike the Knight. Take a Thomas train ride and join in a variety of children’s activities. The Village will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on these six days. Train rides run on the hour from 10 am to 3 pm Order tickets and reserve your train time in advance by going

2nd Annual Artisan Auction Sale
August 30

Celebrate the unofficial end of the summer season with a special one-day auction. You’ll be able to purchase one-of-a-kind items made at Crossroads Village by our talented artisans and watch them demonstrate their craft.

Labor Day
September 1

Admission is only $1 per person on this day! Amusement rides are just $1, too, and you’ll find tasty food specials as well! Pack up your family for one last summertime stroll through Crossroads Village before we close and begin preparations for Halloween Ghosts and Goodies!  This day is our “thank you” to you for supporting Crossroads Village.



Feeling hungry?
Three casual dining options in the Village offer everything from tasty snacks and beverages to soups and sandwiches. The large, air-conditioned Mill Street Warehouse has a cafeteria and plenty of seating for large groups.

There are also lovely areas throughout the Village where you can relax and enjoy your own picnic.

Crossroads Café
Hours of operation are from 10:00am - 5:00pm (grill shuts down at 4:30pm).

Lakeside Grill
Hours of operation are from 12:00 - 3:00pm.

Millstreet Warehouse
Hours of operation are as announced,

Summer 2014 Food Service Menu

Horton-Colwell Opera House Events

Colwell Opera House: