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Linton's Family Attractions

Linton's has many unique attractions for kids of all ages, many of which are free including our petting zoo, exotic bird aviary, and kid's playground! Train rides, swan paddle boat, gemstone mining, shooting gallery and other adventurous attractions are all priced individually and are per person. Stop by the Customer Service Counter to purchase your tickets. Group discounts are available.

Enchanted Express Train

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Enjoy a fun, relaxing narrated tour of our 9 acre Garden Centre aboard Linton's Enchanted Express Train. We'll traverse past our display beds, through our plant nursery, around our pond, past the petting zoo and inside the train tunnel before pulling up to the Train Depot.

  • Each rider must purchase a $4.99 ticket at the Customer Service Counter inside our Interior Decor Shoppe.
  • The Easter Eggspress and the Pumpkin Patch Express train rides are $6.99 per person and include an Easter Goodie Bag or a small pumpkin.
  • Children under 1 year are free with a paying adult.
  • Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • The narrated train ride lasts approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • After purchasing your ticket, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.

Japanese Koi Feeding

DSC_0436This activity brings fun and giggles to all who do it! For only fifty cents you can enjoy feeding hundreds of our aquatic friends clamoring for your undivided attention. The fish feeding station is located in the Garden Centre near our Lighthouse.

Pedal Go Karts

DSC_0411$3.99 per person

Weave in and around the trees while racing around the track with the foot powered pedal cars.

  • Each rider must purchase a $3.99 ticket at the Customer Service Counter inside our Interior Decor Shoppe.
  • Ride is for adults and children (five years and older.)
  • Only one person per go kart. (No children allowed on lap.)
  • No crashing into the wall or bumping other drivers.
  • This attraction lasts for 5 minutes.
  • After purchasing your ticket, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.
  • Linton's is not liable for any injury.

Hand Pedal Train Ride

DSC_0496$3.99 per person

Zip around the train track with our unique hand peddle cars. See how many times you can make it around! Race against your friends or family!

  • Each rider must purchase a $3.99 ticket at the Customer Service Counter inside our Interior Decor Shoppe.
  • Ride is for children eight years and older.
  • Adults may only ride on the red "adult train car".
  • This attraction lasts for 5 minutes.
  • After purchasing your ticket, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.

Free Kids Tree House

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Bring the kids and let them explore the tree house at no charge. They can climb up inside the tree, then back down on the spiral slide, or swing from the extended branch! The tree house also has a talk tube and look out window. Located in the southwest area of the Garden Centre.

Gem Stone Mining

DSC_0465Choose from different varieties starting at $5.99 a bag up to $19.99 . Then you and your family can 'pan' for your jewels at the mine. Select and purchase your gem bag at the Customer Service Counter inside our Interior Decor Shoppe.

Free Petting Zoo & Bird Aviary

080808 013Visiting our furry and feathered animal friends is FREE! Feeding them only cost two quarters! Sit in the shade and relax while watching our 4 legged friends. Our Petting Zoo is located in the southwest area of our Garden Center.

  • Please enjoy our animals!
  • Petting and feeding is done at your own risk. Please do not feed your fingers or popcorn to the animals, for it makes them sick!
  • Please do not feed the pigs! They are on a controlled diet so we can keep them healthy.
  • Linton's is not liable for any injury.

Quad Cycle Family Bike

DSC_0337$3.99 per group of up to 4

Wow! A bike that seats up to 4 people. Take an enjoyable bike tour of our gorgeous Garden Centre, peddle around Lake Linton. Travel past the Petting Zoo, then zoom through the train tunnel.

  • Quad cycle is for ONLY 4 persons at a time. (No children allowed on laps)
  • One person per seat.
  • No standing allowed on back of Quad Cycle.
  • Each group must purchase a $3.99 ticket at the Customer Service Counter inside the Interior Decor Shoppe.
  • One $3.99 ticket may be used for admission for up to 4 people.
  • Hands and feet must remain in the Bike at all times.
  • The length of the attraction is one 'loop' around Linton's Garden Centre.
  • Return the Quad Cycle to the Train Depot at end of second lap.
  • The Quad Cycle is not meant to carry plants or other garden center items, it is only for recreational use.
  • After purchasing your ticket, take it to the train depot for the attraction attendant.
  • Linton's is not liable for any injury.

Free Quilt Garden

IMG_20210707_082332061_HDROne of the many gorgeous Quilt Gardens on Elkhart's Heritage Trail. Our Quilt Garden is located on the north side of our main building and features 6 huge garden plots of glorious color from May to October! There is no cost to enjoy our Quilt Garden!

Shooting Gallery

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 Try your luck at shooting the moving targets, or the roosting chicken, or any of the other varmints in the Shooting Gallery. Located in our Annual House.

1 game = $2.00 , 3 games = $5.00

Water Orbs

28 Lake Linton - Water Orbs - North$3.99 per person

  • Water orbs are for our guests 5 years and older (only 1 guest per orb).
  • Water orbs are tethered, and will be retrieved after five minutes.
  • Water orb users under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult who will remain on the dock.
  • Shoes must be removed prior to getting into the water orbs.
  • After purchasing your ticket at Customer Service inside the Interior Decor Shoppe, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.
  • This attraction is best suited for days that are cooler in temperature due to the enclosed space.
  • Linton's is not liable for any injury.

Swan Paddle Boat

DSC_0385$3.99 per person

Take a relaxing tour around Lake Linton aboard the Swan Paddle Boat. Watch the resident Koi follow you around the pond. Fits up to a family of 5!

  • Each rider must purchase a $3.99 ticket at the Customer Service Counter inside our Interior Decor Shoppe.
  • All Swan Paddle Boat guests must wear life vests.
  • Swan Paddle Boat guests must remain seated at all times.
  • Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult on the Swan Paddle Boat.
  • Swan Paddle Boat rides are for up to four guests and last for 5 minutes.
  • After purchasing your ticket, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.
  • Linton's is not liable for any injury.

Birthday Parties

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Weather Conditions & Ride Availability

Attractions will close due to weather conditions, particularly rain, high winds and/or lightning.  Please call ahead to verify attraction availability.  Linton's makes every effort to reopen the attractions as quickly and safely as possible after the adverse conditions cease.