My little guy is 3! For his birthday session, we went to the Mars Shortline Railroad (but told him we were going to Sodor, where Thomas the Train lives). It was a beautiful evening, and we enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mars Historical Society's train shed, as one of the members happened to see us taking pictures. Vinny was so excited to play on their train table! The kind gentleman even let us use one of the authentic railroad lanterns in our pictures.
We are planning to come back to the railroad in a couple weeks to ride the little train that is there on Fridays from 10am-2pm. There is also a beautiful pavilion with picnic tables perfect for packing a lunch, a train museum, and Thomas train table for the kids. Such a quaint little gem tucked away at the edge of downtown Mars. At the end of the visit, Vinny didn't want to leave, so we did what any parents would do and bribed him with ice cream to get in the car.
We're excited to return with our friends, and encourage anyone with a little guy or girl who loves trains to check out this railroad!