SUMMER

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad

6140 Bray Rd, Flint, MI 48505

 

May 28 - September 5, 2016

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 30 and Sept. 5).

Crossroads Village is preserving the past and making improvements for the future in honor of our 40th Anniversary!  The floors in the school house and café are shining brightly, the Attica Hotel porch has been rebuilt, and the Mill Street Warehouse porch is in the process of being rebuilt.  The Genesee Belle is back on the water and newly restored.  During the summer, the copula on the church will be restored, and there are plans to build a post-and-beam wood-drying shed with trees culled from Richfield Park and custom cut at our Sawmill.  The West Loop train trestle is being rebuilt and thanks to a generous grant from the C.S. Mott foundation, Engine #152 is in the process of a complete rebuild for a return to service in 2018.  You can see the progress being made on #152 during Railfans Weekend in August.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page to learn about many other improvements going on behind the scenes.  We are looking forward to our next 40 years.


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

* Groups of 20 or more can receive a 15% discount with an advance reservation made through our reservations office.

* Not available for Day Out With Thomas dates.        

 

 

Regular Price
Group Discount for 20-249 People
Group Discount for 250-1499 People
Group Discount 1500+ People
Adult (13-59):
$10.00
$8.50
$8.00
Call for rates
Senior (60 and older):
$9.00
$7.65
$7.20
Call for rates
Child 25 mos.-12 yrs.):
$8.00
$6.80
$6.40
Call for rates
Child (24 mos. & under):
Free
Free
Free
Call for rates

 

 

Regular Price
Group Discount for 20-249 People
Group Discount for 250-1499 People
Group Discount 1500+ People
Adult (13-59):
$15.00
$12.75
$12.00
Call for rates
Senior (60 and older):
$14.00
$11.90
$11.20
Call for rates
Child (25 mos.-12 yrs.):
$12.00
$10.20
$9.60
Call for rates
Child (24 mos. & under):
Free
Free
Free
Call for rates

 

 

Regular Price
Group Discount for 20-249 People
Group Discount for 250-1499 People
Group Discount 1500+ People
Adult (13-59):
$18.00
$15.30
$14.40
Call for rates
Senior (60 and older):
$17.00
$14.45
$13.60
Call for rates
Child (25 mos.-12 yrs.):
$14.50
$12.33
$11.60
Call for rates
Child (24 mos. &under):
Free
Free
Free
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
Purchased in conjunction with a "free admission only" pass:
Everyone 25 months and older $5.00

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

During Day Out With Thomas™ (August 2015)
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.
 

Wheelchairs
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 28 - September 5, 2016:
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.

 

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad is preserving the past and making improvements for the future in honor of our 40th Anniversary! Thanks to a generous grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation, Engine #152 is in the process of a complete rebuild for a return to service in 2018.  You can see the progress being made on #152 during Railfans Weekend in August. Also, the West Loop train trestle is currently being rebuilt.  That means from now until August your train ride will include a recoupling procedure you usually don’t get the chance to see, and on some runs our train cars will be in reverse order.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page to learn about many other improvements going on behind the scenes.  We are looking forward to our next 40 years.

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.  

 

Starting Saturday May 28 until Monday September 5. Leaving Crossroads Village at 1:00; 2:00; 3:00; 4:00   Cruises may change due to weather and private charters

Note: The Village will be closed beginning September 6. Come back and visit beginning October 1 when we re-open to celebrate Halloween!

 

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
$1,500
   
 
 
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

 

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad

Summer Programming 2016

 

MAY 

School Days- for private, charter, public and home schools by reservation

May 18, 19, 20, 26, and 27 (10am-3pm)

June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 (10am-5pm)

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 Thomas Edison and Sojourner Truth. Enjoy a magic show in the Colwell Opera House. It’s all included in your admission. Call 800.648.7275, ext. 6 for information about special ticket prices for school trips.

 

May 28-30Honoring American Vets

This weekend will be filled will many ways to honor our Veterans. Make a greeting card that will be sent to a hospitalized veteran, join in our Flag Retirement Ceremony performed by Troop 129 from Columbiaville. Add a square to our 2016 “Remembrance Quilt.”  Experience the Mountain Men Encampment. All Veterans and active duty personnel will receive free village and train admission for themselves and one guest on Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

 

JUNE

June 4thKaleidoscope: Leap into Summer Activities

Gather your whole family for lots of FREE family fun. Start your summer reading with our reading log. Enjoy 19th Century fitness games: badminton, obstacle course, jump rope and a “frog” sack race. For-Mar will be here to share all they know about frogs. This family friendly event is brought to you by Genesee County Parks, Kohls Cares for Healthy Kids and Hurley Children's Hospital.

 

June 11-12Homespun Weekend

All things wool! Come and learn all about sheep shirring, spinning and weaving, sheep craft and even Kool-Aid wool dying demonstrations.

 

June 18thKids Mystery

Kids will have the chance to become modern-day detectives, just like Sherlock Holmes as they help solve a mystery in The Village. We will 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.

 

June 25thAdult Mystery

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.

 

JULY

July 4Independence Day Celebration

Three cheers for the red, white and blue. We’re commemorating the holiday with all kinds of fun games. Enjoy the holiday with and old fashioned ice cream social, midway games, face painting and a flag retirement ceremony.

  

July 9-10Be a CRV Apprentice

Meet the CRV Artisans and learn how they create their one-of-a-kind handmade items.  Try your hand at several different artisan crafts.

 

July 16-17Gold Rush Weekend

Kids will have the opportunity to mine for gold in several different areas of the Village.  Trade some of your gold in at the Crossroads Village Trading Post.

 

July 23-24- Inventors Weekend

This is your chance to see some 19th century inventors and inventions.

 

July 30-31Woman’s Suffrage

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote was ratified on August 18, 1920, but the debate before that decision lasted for 60 years. Let us know how you feel about women’s rights when you cast your vote with the villagers.

 

AUGUST

August 6-7Railfans Weekend

This weekend is dedicated to trains and train lovers! Celebrate our famous Huckleberry Railroad with shop tours, demonstrations, model trains and special photo run. The Train Store is waiting for you with shelves and bins chocked full of great train merchandise. Stop by the hobo village and get your free piece of coal from 464 while supplies last.

 

August 13Literary Day; The Jungle Book

Many children in the 19th century lived in remote farmlands or in small towns where interacting with others was a rare occurrence. Reading was a way to escape the everyday hardships of life, a chance to travel, explore, have an adventure, solve a mystery and have fun! Today we will discover the many adventures of Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and all the other characters of the beloved classic, Rudyard Kipling’s, The Jungle Book. Enjoy a wild animal show with Little Creatures Company, a jungle craft, games and lots of surprises!

 

August 19-21 & 26-28 Day Out With Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour

This annual visit from everyone’ favorite engine is a dream-come-true for kids! Spend an exciting day with Thomas and his friends during The Ready, Set, Go Tour. Join us for a Thomas train ride and a variety of children’s activities. Purchase your tickets online. Your Thomas ticket includes Crossroads Village admission. Thomas and village activities, and plenty of free parking.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Sept 3-5 End of Summer thank you

Food

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).

Click here for a menu.


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

Click here for a menu.

Millstreet Warehouse
Hours of operation are as announced. Click here for menu.


Horton-Colwell Opera House Events

Colwell Opera House:

Opera House shows are scheduled 5 times a day

All shows are subject to change without prior notice


Absolutely Baffling Magic, Bill Schulert

May 18-20, 25-30 and June 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 2016

Baffling Bill’s magic show delights young and old alike.  This show includes amazing magic, audience participation, comedy, music and spectacular illusions.  And let’s not forget “Gus the Bunny”, a real live rabbit who actually performs card tricks.  He will astonish you with his magical intelligence! 

 

Family Fun Ventriloquist Show, Richard Paul

June 22-26, 29,30 and July 1-4,  6-10,  13-17,  20-24,  2016

During the nineteenth century the traveling medicine men brought good-times, entertainment and miracle potions to health hungry spectators in small towns and cities all over America.

Audiences of all ages will be laughing out loud at Doc. Pawlaczyk’s Outrageous Traveling Medicine Man show.  Come get a taste of yesteryear as audience members are called upon to help with magic, storytelling, history, music, comedy and a whole lot of fun. 

 

Scheer Genius Shows     Lise LaCasse (Madame Zola) Doug Scheer (Gorgon)

July 27-31,  August 3-7, 10-14, 17-21,  24-28, 31 and September 1-5,  2016.

 

Madame Zola doesn’t see into the future, but she does know how to make people laugh! Come see Madame Zola (along with her trusty assistant Gorgon) perform comedy mind-reading and silly fortunes. This show has zany fun that is ideal for family audiences.   This show harkens back to the glory days of Vaudeville with a show that promises to entertain and also teach a little history about the time when vaudeville novelty acts crisscrossed the nation.