Did you know you can travel back in time just by visiting Grass Lake, Michigan? When you visit the Lost Railway Museum, you’ll feel like you have time-traveled to the early 1900s, when the Electric Interurban Railway System was the primary mode of transportation.
The Lost Railway Museum allows visitors to learn the Interurban Railway history and see and interact with restored rail cars. Upon arrival, we recommend you start by watching the introductory video, which is informative and interesting and will set you up with an understanding of the way of life when the railway existed, and what you’ll see in the museum. Next, head into the museum to see all of the amazing artifacts that are on display. Kids will love being up in the rail car, and will also love having the chance to ring the rail car’s bell (spoiler alert: they’ll love how they have to stomp to do this). The museum is also currently restoring a second rail car, which is an interesting process to see and learn about as well.
We have visited a few times, and the museum docents have always been great with the kiddos and full of information and insight. As you are ticking items off your Summer Fun Bucket List, we highly recommend a visit to this fantastic museum!
The Lost Railway Museum is located at 142 West Michigan Avenue in Grass Lake, Michigan. Starting on July 1, the museum will be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, head to the Lost Railway Museum’s website.