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Bunny Train 2021

Come join us for a magical trip to find the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 20, 27, and  April 4, 2021 on the Bunny Train!

Trains depart at 11 a.m., 1, and 3 p.m. each day.

Train boards at Blackhawk Station ,Located in the John J Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 State Rte 31, South Elgin, IL 60177.

Cost: $24 per person. Please note that all persons regardless of size or age must be ticketed.

Please review event details below before you click to purchase tickets!!

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The young and young at heart will endeavor on a wonderful ride to the Easter Bunny’s “secret burrow” in a vintage antique real trolley car, where there will be plenty of hidden eggs to find. All the little ones will receive a basket of their own to collect any magical eggs that are found.

Follow the eggs to find the Easter Bunny!

Please allow 1.5 hours for this highly interactive experience. Picture taking with the Easter Bunny strongly encouraged.

The Bunny Train General Information, Event Terms and Conditions

Precautions due to Covid-19

  • All riders and staff are required to wear masks
  • Trains will be limited to 20 passengers per car, to allow for social distancing. We will run a Two car train, only 40 tickets per run will be sold.
  • Trains will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each run.
  • ALL passengers (i.e. ALL infants, children, adults and seniors), regardless of age, size, or seating location (seat or lap) are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. If you anticipate a joyous arrival prior to your anticipated trip, please be sure to plan your ticket purchase accordingly.

  • Ticket prices for infants, children, and adults (including seniors) are $24 per rider for all trains.
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

  • By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats/ locations can be reserved, and community-style seating is practiced.
  • NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

  • Please note that there is no on-board storage for strollers, wheelchairs or other large items.
Groups/ Group Seating
  • The museum will make reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of eight (8) or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train and ALL members of the group are present and available to board in the designated group boarding area at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

  • Incomplete/ late groups and/ or late group members will be seated at the museum’s discretion.

  • NO specific location, seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

Handicapped Accessibility

  • Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, The Bunny Train is NOT handicapped accessible. A ramp is provided at the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for those that are ambulatory.

General Information

  • Please note that there are no on-board restrooms. Camp-style lavatory facilities are provided in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve shelter, adjacent to the Blackhawk station.

Event Duration
  • The Great Bunny Search event is approximately one and one-half hours in duration.

Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve

  • ALL Bunny trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, NOT the museum. The Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. See Google Maps for individualized directions.

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Inclement Weather, Refunds and Cancellations

  1. All ticket sales are non-refundable unless a train is canceled. Generally, trains are canceled only in the case of extreme inclement weather as defined by the museum, and/or equipment failure.

  2. Patrons should plan on arriving at least 20 minutes before their scheduled departure time for The Great Bunny Search. Please factor the possibility of inclement weather into your travel plans.

  3. We are not able to hold trains for late arrivals. Trains operate as close to their published departure times as possible.

Ticket Delivery

  • Tickets for The Great Bunny Search trains will be distributed at boarding time. To facilitate pick-up, please bring a paper or digital copy of your purchase receipt.

  • When purchasing tickets, the address entered MUST match the address on-file with your financial institution.

  • Please be sure to provide a valid e-mail address when ordering online to ensure that you receive your e-mail confirmation for your ticket purchase. You may also wish to set your junk or SPAM filter to accept email from and other email addresses.

Ticketing System/ Reservations

  • Our Internet-based reservation system reflects all of the trains and seats available in real-time. If the system indicates “0” seats available for a train, no additional seats for that train are available. Other values are as indicated, (i.e. 20 seats remaining for a train reflects 20 seats available for that specific train).

  • We happily accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa for ticket purchases. Please note, we do not accept American Express.

Privacy Information

  • Personal information is generally collected to support your access of museum products or services (i.e. purchase of tickets, charter requests, joining or renewing a membership, donations to the museum, etc.). To this end, we may collect personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") which may include your name, family member names, dates of birth, contact and credit or debit card information and other related information necessary to fulfill related functions.

  • By providing personal information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in the museum’s privacy policy. We use your personal information to confirm your identity for eligibility for museum related products and services, process related payments and/ or donations and administer your participation in museum events and activities.

  • The museum, its agents and/ or related third parties may take still and/or video images of children, adults, and/ or families at the museum, riding museum equipment or participating in museum-related activities or events for use in legitimate business purposes such as, but not limited to fund raising, and promoting the museum and/ or related activities or events online and/ or in-print.

Event Questions

Changes or Updates

  • The museum reserves the right to update policies, procedures, schedules, equipment, and other event related items without prior notice.

Contact us:
(847) 697-4676

365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177           

P.O. Box 315

The Fox River Trolley Museum is an IRS 501(c)(3) Illinois Not for Profit Corporation.
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

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