Tauber Family Railroad

Tauber Railroad

Open daily • Tickets $3/each • Kids under 36" are free

Railroad ticket included with ZooMore Ticket

The Tauber Family Railroad has been a favorite at the Zoo, serving nearly half a million passengers each year since it was presented by The Detroit News in 1931. Since then, nearly half a million passengers have ridden the wonderfully fun miniature railroad each year. The locomotives were refurbished in 2008 with new coaches, rebuilt engines, gears, gauges, wheels and bodies. All aboard!

Today’s train consists of two complete trains of six coaches each and one standby. All three locomotives were donated by the Chrysler Corp. in the 1950s. In 1982-83, the locomotives were renovated and new coaches were fabricated through a fund-raising campaign by The Detroit Zoological Society and The Detroit News.

Pricing and Tickets
  • Chrysler Main Station

    Board the Tauber Family Railroad at the Chrysler Main Station, located at the front of the Zoo near the admission booths, for a relaxing ride through the Zoo.

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  • Africa Station

    Give your tired feet a rest while enjoying a train ride to the front of the Zoo. Hop on the Tauber Family Railroad at the Africa Station, located in the far northwest corner of the Zoo.

    Zoo Map