Enchanted 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 Railroad

$3.99 per person

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

  • Each rider must purchase a $3.99 ticket at the "Customer Service Counter".
  • The Easter Eggspress and the Pumpkin Patch Express train rides are $4.99 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

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

Pedal Go Karts

$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".
  • 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- Temporarily out of service

$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".
  • Ride is for children two years and older.
  • Adults may only ride on the red "Adult train car".
  • This attraction lasts for 5 minutes.
  • After purchasing your ticket or season pass, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.

Kids Tree House

Free

Bring the kids and let them explore the tree house. 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 Garden Centre.

Gem Stone Mining-

Choose 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.

Petting Zoo & Bird Aviary

Visiting 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

$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 thru 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"
  • 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.

Quilt Garden

One 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 - Open all year! Located in our Annual House

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

Swan Paddle Boat

$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".
  • 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 or season pass, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.
  • Linton's is not liable for any injury.

Hand Paddle Aqua Boats- Closed for the Season- Will reopen Spring 2017

$3.99 per person

Have tons of fun on a hot summer day paddling around the shallow pond in our paddle boats! You will have plenty of time to explore the whole pond!

  • Each rider must purchase a $3.99 ticket at the "Customer Service Counter".
  • Ride is for children 6 years old and older.
  • Kid boats have a 130 lb. weight limit.
  • Adult boats have a 250 lb. weight limit.
  • Only one person per boat
  • 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.

Mini Excavator- Temporarily out of service

$3.99 per person

We supply the machinery, you supply the fun! Our mini excavator lets you move soil from one area to the other, using a mini version of the real thing!

  • Each rider must purchase a $3.99 token at the "Customer Service Counter".
  • Ride has a 250 lb. weight limit.
  • Only one guest on excavator at a time
  • No guests are allowed inside the fenced in area
  • This attraction lasts for 5 minutes.
  • After purchasing your token, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.
  • Linton's is not liable for any injury.

Water Orbs - Closed for the Season- Will reopen Spring 2017

$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 or season pass, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.
  • Linton's is not liable for any injury.

Bumper Boats- Closed for the Season- Will reopen Spring 2017

$3.99 per person

Just like the car except on water! Have tons of fun bumping into your friends on these inflatable boats.

  • Each rider must purchase a $3.99 ticket at the "Customer Service Counter".
  • Ride is for children five years and older.
  • Each boat has a 165 lb. weight limit.
  • Only one person per boat
  • 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.

Zorb Ball- Closed for the Season- Will reopen Spring 2017

$3.99 per person

Zorb Ball is a unique sport rolling experience and is designed for those who are seeking to get excitement. The zorb ball is double-sectioned which has one ball inside the other with an air layer between. It is a 'ball of fun'!

  • Each rider must purchase a $3.99 ticket at the "Customer Service Counter".
  • Zorb is for our guests 5 years and older (only 1 guest per zorb).
  • Zorb users under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult who will remain near the attraction.
    • Shoes must be removed prior to getting into the zorb.
  • After purchasing your ticket, take it to the Train Depot for the attraction attendant.
  • Linton's is not liable for any injury.

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