Passengers begin by boarding a vintage train for a trip over four bridges and through Missionary Ridge Tunnel. Once arriving at the Funhouse Station, riders disembark and enter the Funhouse area.
Features include storytelling, a tour through the “gentle thrills” Eerie Fun House, hot cider, blacklight mini golf, games, temporary tattoos, coloring pages, ride back to Grand Junction, and a bag of treats for the children. A festive Halloween experience! The event is a little over an hour and a half in length. The fun house is a 20-room, 2,000 square foot “old time” fun experience.
This family-friendly trip will get your fall started off right. Something different for families to enjoy together! Designed for families with younger children, it is NOT a haunted house and you will not be scared by anyone jumping out from behind a wall! The entire family will enjoy the evening with a train ride, storytelling, indoor blacklight mini golf, temporary tattoos, cider, and a walk through the Fun House with each room themed a little differently with special lighting, interesting decorations, and many surprises! All children holding a Halloween Eerie Express ticket can pick out a mini pumpkin and a goody bag, too.
What time? Departures are 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on most Fridays and Saturdays in October, with an additional departure at 3:35 p.m. on Saturdays only. This earlier time is ideal for those families with young children who need to be in bed early!
Children are encouraged to wear their costumes, and we’ll have a contest with prizes for the best costume (boys and girls.)
Around Grand Junction Station you can enjoy a petting zoo and pony rides from 4:30 until 7:30 on Eerie Express nights. The petting zoo is open to everyone, and feed cups are sold for a dollar. Pony rides will be available for a small additional charge.
Try our Depot Deli inside Grand Junction Station where you can get a good supper! Extended hours are featured just for Eerie Express passengers until 7:30 p.m.
Trains consist of enclosed, climate-controlled coaches pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive.