Genesee County's fascinating history comes to life in the restored, working community of this historic village where ... More
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
Genesee County's fascinating history comes to life in the restored, working community of this historic village where demonstrations of skills such as blacksmithing, sinning, fancywork, wood stove cooking, and broom making will help you step into the past of a bygone era. Wander through 34 historic buildings and shops including Michigan's oldest operating gritsmill, a picturesque cider mill, and an authentic blacksmith shop while at this village.
Reviews for Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad: 6
Excellent and highly recommended day trip
By A Yahoo Contributor, 6/18/12
We recently went here for the first time and were surprised at how nice this park is. It's clean, nicely kept, and the people working there are very friendly and know everything about the items in the park. We had a great time and learned a lot about the park. Many of the structures are original and you can tour them yourself at your own pace. Shops, houses, and other things make the town complete. There are demos going on mostly between 11-3 in the town, for various things like lumber cutting and cider making. There are also a preserved carousel and ferris wheel from the early 1900's. The train ride is excellent. The conductor was very informative and very friendly. We learned that the passenger cars are some of the few available today that are preserved as they were back when they were used. And by preserved I mean with the original hardware. We were able to get up close and the engineer also talked to us to tell us about the engine which was from 1903. All in all, the park is very well run, and we'll definitely be going back. You can spend an entire day there if you tour through the village and catch the rides.
The lovely little church was the place where I married the then Sheriff of Crossroads Village Don House. It was such a lovely wedding - something out of a storybook... too bad he hadn't worn a white hat instead of a black one - maybe it would have lasted. Even though, it is one of my favorite places and I now live in Florida and will someday come back to renew memories.... I miss my home...
we were there december 16th in the evening, and it certainly put us in the holiday mood.
we were very impressed with everything about the village and the train.
the carousel was too fast though and a bit scary.
the villagers were very friendly and there was a warm fire in every house.
we thouroughly enjoyed it.
this is a wonderful place to take your family. lota to see and do. i was a little disapointed in the historical facts that was overlooked. and the fact that every tavedrn was turned into a giftshop, instead of serving rootbeer even. There's no jail, and and no people in costume roaming the streets to make it a bit more authentic, but i like that our historical buildings are being preserved and children will be able to learn hands-on about this era.
i have gone here many times with my family. we have done the halloween theme and some of the shows. its great here. everything is fairly priced, lots to do with the kids. it just makes a great day adventure. you must check this place out if you are ever near flint.
It is great it feels as if you are in another time. the smells are great and so much stuff to do. I go every time I get the chance to. I think that It is great when they do the diffrent holidays,you get the feel of the way it was done in those times.
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