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Miniature Train Rides

Event published by Eden Springs Park & Campground

July 03, 2021 - September 05, 2021
12:00pm - 5:00pm


793 M-139
Benton Harbor

Miniature Train Rides

We have a working railway here at Eden Springs Park! Charming and authentic, these original House of David engines and passenger cars have been lovingly restored by our team of volunteers and train experts. Train rides will be available July through Labor Day weekend on Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5:00 p.m. - $3 per person. 

The miniature trains have a long standing history with the park. House of David colony workers laid the 15 inch gauge track, built both the gas powered and steam powered engines and ran the park until the early 1970’s. The whistles from the steam engine trains echoed through the valley until the park was closed down. The area is rich with history and lore. A volunteer is generally available to give walking tours through the park on request. 

Eden Springs amusement park was established in 1908 by The Israelite House of David, and attracted visitors by the car load until closing in the mid -1970’s. The park boasted a zoological park with a bear, lions, monkeys, birds and more, gold fish ponds, a miniature auto raceway, a bowling alley, outdoor amphitheater that provided family entertainment throughout the week, an outdoor beer garden, photo booths, glorious garden displays, and the miniature trains. The trains were so successful that the first year 70,000 tickets were sold.

Admission: $3 per person (children under 3 free)

Contact: Eden Springs Park at House of David , 269-927-3302 , email

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