Kids climb aboard for a Day Out With Thomas
Thomas the Tank Engine visited his friends in Duluth during the first two weekends in August. The Day Out With Thomas brought in visitors from 15 states in the Midwest as well as Canada. This is his fifth consecutive visit. After having drawn in thousands of riders, plans are to have him visit again next summer.
"It has grown so big because it's not just Thomas, which is a draw in itself, but it's all the other things that go with it," said Ken Buehler, executive director of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. "The magician, the live music show, which is especially tuned to kids. The bouncy houses, the face painting, the stick-on tattoos."