The search for new toy alternative gift ideas lead us to creating a series of interviews with creators and providers of such gifts For Minnesotan Kids. We are excited and honored to have North Shore Scenic Railroad as the first guest of this series.
There is something magical about train rides and you don’t have to necessarily be a Thomas fan to enjoy being on board of a train. If you want to be a cool parent, aunt/uncle or grandparent and offer an unique experience to the children in your life, you may consider taking them to Duluth for a one-of-a-kind train ride.
A: I’ve watched thousands of kids come through to ride with Thomas, and each time it’s amazing to watch them when they see Thomas for the first time. Their eyes are locked onto him from the second they walk in, and you can see their amazement and almost validated that he is real! I’ve watched some children start tearing up from happiness and excitement when they see him. It’s an amazing thing I never knew was possible – kids just love Thomas and the chance to spend the day with him (along with their families) is a special thing to watch. Meanwhile everyone gets (included) admission to the Depot museums as well – so it is not just a “for fun” thing to do, there is plenty of educational activities to do. My favorite thing is watching grandparents playing with the grandkids aside some of our most historic items in the museum – its truly special to watch the generations spanned and somehow gives some answers to this human experiment we’re all in.