The Lope: Ho Ho Ho Scale - Hutchinson Zoo Holiday Train

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Ho Ho Ho Scale - Hutchinson Zoo Holiday Train

Just as last year, the Hutchinson (Kansas) Zoo is offering rides on its train, all decked out for the holidays. And the price hasn't gone up. Train rides are still $1.50 for adults and a dollar for kids. The train will run again tonight, December 4, as well as December 10 and 11 from 6PM to about 8PM.

Here's a video of the train rolling up to the platform last night:

My friend Patsy (above) and I rode it a couple times.

Here's a complete ride. The boy in front of me was excited to have seen a opossum in a tree, so I guess the train featured real wildlife as well as animals made of lights:

Santa rides an alligator (or is it a crocodile) out of the bush.

Patsy shot this photo of me in a festive elf hat.

Just as last year, there was a Christmas Tree Lane of trees decorated by local non-profit institutions.

The Nickerson High School Future Business Leaders of America club (FBLA) made bird feeder ornaments out of milk cartons.

Christmas Tree Lane is a free attraction.

At the end of the lane is a shelter building where $1.00 gets you one of these train cookies or a gingerbread man. Half of that will buy you a cup of hot cider or cocoa.


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