Did You Know There’s a Murder Mystery Train in West Michigan?
All aboard! There's a murder to solve! Did you know there's a Murder Mystery Train right here in West Michigan?
I had no idea until I was headed up to Ludington recently and saw billboards along the road. How fun!
The iconic Friends of the Coopersville and Marne Railway has so many cool events!
They just wrapped up The Great Train Robbery, where guests are invited back to the days of the Wild West. Super fun for kids of all ages!
There's also the summer trains each year, where you'll depart from historic downtown Coopersville. During the journey, their friendly Conductor will talk about local railroad history and answer your questions. There are still some dates left this summer. Find out more here.
Coming up in July - it's the Murder Mystery Train! You're invited to Join the fun as you get to help solve the mystery of “Whodunnit?”
Their actors present the clues as you hug down the tracks. Then you work together to solve the murder mystery. You're welcome to come in costume if you'd like!
Each year there's a new, original mystery to solve. This summer, you'll travel back in time e to the groovy 1960s while you ride the vintage coaches collecting clues about the Coopersville commune.
“The Man” wants to buy the property and most members want to sell, but there are a few hold-outs... Whose voice will be “silenced” and who will do the dirty deed? You'll pick up clues along the ride and determine who the culprit is before you return to Coopersville.
Passengers are invited to dress appropriately for the 1960s hippie genre and there will be a prize for the best costumes!
Assorted soft drinks and light snacks are offered during the event.
Note that this is an adult-themed (PG) train with limited seating - so don't miss out!
Upcoming dates include:
- July 14, 2023
- July 15, 2023
- July 21, 2023
- July 22, 2023
The train takes off at 7p.m. You're asked to arrive 15-30 minutes early for ticket scanning and the boarding process. The Murder Mystery Train Ride is 90 minutes.