Kid Friendly Activities

Midwest Central Railroad

Take a ride around the 1.25mile-loop around the Reunion Show Grounds. Trains depart from the North Station at the north end of the grounds in the North Village and the MCRR Museum and Education Center north of Heritage Museum B. Round Trip tickets are $4.00 per person (Age 4 and Under Free)

To learn more about the Midwest Central Railroad, visit their website at

MCRR is a separate 501c3 nonprofit organization

Midwest Electric Railway

Take a ride to the 1850s Log Village or back to your camper on the Midwest Electric Railway. There are five stops along the 1.25mile loop around the campground. Round Trip tickets are $3.00 per person (Age 6 and Under Free). Tickets can be purchased at the Yarmouth Depot Located South of Museum A.

Learn More about the Midwest Electric Railway


Many people who visit Midwest Old Threshers have never experienced life on a farm. What was once a common way of life is now a memory to only the older visitor. Making its debut at the 2001 Reunion, the exhibit features tractors that have been modified with a kill switch and low-throttle speed and gears. Visitors of all ages can feel what it is like behind the wheel of a tractor. The safety person riding with each visitor can easily reach the kill switch, master clutch, and handbrake, making it a fun and safe experience.

This exhibit is Free to do!

"The Smile Machine" Carousel

Take a ride on the beautiful, fully-restored antique carousel. Listen to the music of the Military Band Organ and feel the movement of the rocking horses. Pick out your favorite horse and match the crest on its chest with the name on the wall. "The Smile Machine" is powered by a Herschell- Spillman steam engine that dates back over a century.

See the Horses of The Smile Machine Click Here



Nick's Kids Show

Watch Nick while you Jump, Jive and Wail, While singing the rubber duckie song or perform in Nick's Band, or show off your hula hoop skills in the hula hoop contest! Performs a couple of times a day in the Kids Area in the North Village

Chris Short Puppet Show

The show features a number of very entertaining and elaborately costumed Marionettes and Muppet-Type Puppets. 
All routines are choreographed to music ranging from the Big Band Era to 50's Rock N' Roll and Nashville's Country Music.
The Chris Short Puppet Personalities Show are presented under spectacular Black Light effects. The Black Light effects create an illusion of mystical animation.

Performs a couple of times a day in the Kids Area in the North Village

Windy Acres Stables Pony Rides

Ride a pony in the Kids Area in the North Village.  85lbs weight limit.

OT Smokin Gunslingers

The Gunslingers have been a staple at the Reunion old west town since 1981, from train robbers to Jailbreaks.

Click here to see their schedule

Silver Slipper Saloon

Sit back and watch and listen to the Golden Slipper Saloon Girls while singing, dancing, and telling jokes.

Make sure to grab a daily program to see what time they will be performing

Rope Making at the Log Village

Take a ride on the Midwest Electric Railway and Step off, and go back to 1850s in the Log Village. You can learn how they made ropes at the barn with a hands-on exhibit with a rope-making machine.

Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie

Professor B. T. Farquar sets entertainment back more than a century, to the days of the old-time “medicine show.”  Unlike yesteryear’s snake oil hucksters,  Farquar peddles no elixirs or patent pills.  Instead, he freely dispenses copious amounts of laughter, surely the best medicine of all.
Annie is familiar with all of the popular dances and diversions from the good old days.  She can read your palm or your aura.  She offers up personal instruction in rope twirling, tin plate juggling, lawn bowling, graces, pocket magic, cow patty spinning, and Indian games of skill.
Make sure to grab a daily program to see what time they will be performing

West Pleasant Lawn Spelling Bee

Visit the one-room schoolhouse in the afternoon to participate in the spelling bee!

Grade 1-3, Grade 4-6, Grade 7-9, and high school and adults are welcome to participate

Make sure to grab a daily program to see what time they will be performing

Kiddie Tractor Pedal Pull

3:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, at the Tractor Headquarters, kids are welcome to participate in the kiddie tractor pedal pull

Sand Boxes

There are three sandboxes on the ground to let the kids go and play, dig and build in the sand.

One in the North Village, one at Tractor HQ and Traction Steam HQ