Take a Step Back in Time
Branch County is located in southern Michigan, half way between Chicago and Detroit along the Old Sauk Trail, also known as the U.S. 12 Heritage Route. I-69 runs north and south in the middle of the county, making Branch County easily accessible from either I-94 to the north or the 80/90 Toll Road to the south. Coldwater, Bronson, Union City and Quincy make up the quaint communities where you can find home-town festivals, boutique shops, many lakes and events make this area a great place to escape to. Also covering Hillsdale County's communities of Allen, Hillsdale, Jonesville and Somerset Center.
Whether you are looking for spa treatment, a couples get-away, family vacations or de-stressing after a long work week, Branch County is the place to be. Visit our Capri Drive-In movie, the Little River Railroad steam engine train rides, the unique Sauk Trail Trading Post featuring a room full of running toy trains, ride the go karts or play paint ball or laser tag at the Adventure Zone, catch a live performance at the Tibbits Opera House or visit the Allen Antique Malls for that one of a kind gift.
Coldwater, MI – President Lincoln arriving by steam train, cemetery tours, encampments, cannons, Calvary, period games, demonstrations & crafters, carriage rides, company drills, live battles, 1860’s Soirée, period concert, hog roast and much more. For more information contact: (517) 278-8082 or (800) 968-9333, visit www.cwcwmi.com
Built in 1882, the Tibbits Opera House is the second Oldest theatre in Michigan. Rich in history and ambiance, the theatre even today offers theatre-goers nearly perfect acoustics. An intimate 499-seat setting and a fine array of performances throughout the year. Tibbits has developed an outstanding reputation for its Summer Theatre, which brings in thousands of people each year for professional productions by its resident summer stock. For more information contact: (517) 278-6029, visit www.Tibbits.org.
Coldwater, MI - This is one of the oldest rail lines in Michigan. It is known as the “Old Road”. The first trains stopped in Coldwater in 1850. The Depot was built in 1883 for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad (L.S&M.S.). It was used for passenger service until the 1950’s then it became a freight house. Now home to the Little River Railroad steam train excursions. Locomotive 110 was built in 1911, it was a 4-6-2 Pacific type locomotive, the smallest standard gauge locomotive of its type ever built. Locomotive 1 was built in 1911 it is a 0-4-0 tank engine and weighs 25 tons.
For more information contact: (517)227-5488, visit www.LittleRiverRailroad.com.
Capri Drive-In is up and running this season with the latest released movies shown on their two vast screens. Voted Top 10 in the Nation by USA Today and the NY Times, this is a family friendly must stop and see. Come as you are and jump in your car, it's like watching an HD flat screen from your car! For more information contact: (517) 278-5628 or visit www.CapriDrive-In.com
If water sports are your entertainment enjoy over 100 fresh water lakes to enjoy boating, floating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and swimming! The unique 2-chain of lakes makes Coldwater Country area a popular place in the summer and winter!