If your littles love trains, here are the best places to find trains to ride and climb across Metro Detroit.

The Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn)

Take a timeless train ride through Greenfield Village or get an up close look at the conductors seat in the Museum’s train exhibit and in May you can spend a Day Out With Thomas.

Shepherd Park (Oak Park)

Play any day on a massive wooden train set at Shepherd Park. From the locomotive to the caboose kids will have fun climbing on the colorful train.

Kiwanis Park (Southgate)

If you have a train lover at home make the trip to Kiwanis Park for the life size train your kids will love climbing on and sliding down. Not only that, they can run around two play structures with rock and log walls, sensory elements and slides.

Great Lakes Live Steamers (Southgate + Royal Oak)

All aboard! Great Lakes Live Steamers offers FREE mini train rides at Starr Jaycee Park in Royal Oak and Kiwanis Park in Southgate each month from May through October. Kiwanis Park also has a fun new train themed playground kids will love 365 days a year.

Detroit Historical Museum (Detroit)

There’s lots to explore at the Detroit Historical Museum and your littles will surely get entranced by the model train set on display.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad (Flint)

Huckleberry Railroad runs Thursdays through Sundays beginning May 25th and gives families a memorable 40 minute journey along the shorts of Mott Lake and around Crossroads Village.

Train Depot and Museum (Flat Rock)

Check out the model trains displayed by the Flat Rock Model Railroad Club. The museum is open twice a month. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for kids ages 11 to 18, all other children are free.

Chi-Town Union Station (Commerce)

The Chi-Town Union Station is the World’s largest O-Scale model railroad and home of the World’s Longest Model Train. The 10,000+ square foot building has more than 12,000 ft. of track stacked many layers deep from the floor to the nine foot level, and the all-volunteer staff opens the doors to the public on weekends from November through early March.

Photo credit: Kiwanis Park