8 Best Fall Train Rides in Indiana

All Aboard! Calling all train lovers. The fall season is almost here, and so are Fall Train Rides. 

These fun train rides in Indiana make for a perfect fall day trip. Our guide covers 6 family-friendly train rides, plus one train event for adults only.

Fall train rides near Indianapolis:

1. Pumpkin Patch Express

Location: The Pumpkin Patch Express will depart from both Santa Claus* and Tell City, IN**
Dates: October 1, 2, 8, 9,15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30
Price: $22-$32; 2 and under free
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Take a relaxing ride to the pumpkin patch and have fun with your children, family, or friends – searching for the perfect Jack-o-Lantern.  Then bring it aboard the train to decorate with stickers on your return trip to Tell City.

*October 1, 2, 22, 23, 29, and 30, The Pumpkin Patch Express will depart from Stone Ridge Station, 1450 W Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579

**October 8, 9, 15, and 16: The Pumpkin Patch Express will depart from Tell City Depot, 333 7th St, Tell City, IN 47586

Pumpkin Patch Express

2. The Wizard Express

Location: Nickel Plate Express | Noblesville
Dates: October 1, 2, 8, and 9
Price: $33-$39
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Experience the magic with the whole family! Learn new spells, meet famous wizards and enjoy a butterbeer during this hour and fifteen-minute ride. 

Wizard Express
Wizard Express

3. The Pumpkin Train

Location: Fort Wayne Railroad | New Haven
Dates: October 8, and 9
Price: $8, Children under 3 are free
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Take a festive 15-minute train ride aboard a historic, heated caboose behind a vintage diesel locomotive and select a pumpkin at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s 6th Annual Pumpkin Train. All trains depart 15808 Edgerton Road, New Haven, and all trips are roundtrip.

4. Hoosier Valley Railroad Pumpkin Train

Location: Hoosier Valley Railroad | North Judson
Dates: October 8, 15, 22, and 29
Price: Adults (ages 16 and over) are $14.00, children (ages 3 to 15) are $10.00. 3 and under free. 
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Once again, the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is offering passengers the opportunity to ride the train and pick a pumpkin! The train will take passengers on a scenic countryside excursion across the Kankakee River at English Lake before returning to North Judson and our pumpkin patch. 

Pumpking Trains Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
Hoosier Valley Railroad Pumpkin Train

5. Halloween Train

Location: Hoosier Valley Railroad | North Judson
Dates: October 29
Price: Adults (ages 16 and over) are $15.00, children (ages 3 to 15) are $11.00. 3 and under free. 
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The Halloween Train is a fun-filled, somewhat spooky ride. The train leaves the depot in North Judson, Indiana, and takes passengers on a twilight adventure. The trip also includes the “Not-So-Scary, Scary Animal Show” featuring Amazon John from Silly Safaris. The train eventually crosses the Kankakee River at English Lake before returning to town in the dark.

6. Sullivan Express to PumpkinTown

Location: Sullivan Hardware | Indianapolis
Dates: October
Price: $50 per car
Purchase Tickets Here *Tickets go on sale Sept. 1*

The Sullivan Express is back with non-stop service to PumpkinTown! PumpkinTown! During the month of October, families can board the train at Sullivan Hardware and Garden’s Allisonville location and enjoy fun Halloween and fall fun activities for the whole family.

Sullivan Express PumpkinTown

7. Pumpkin Spice Express

Location: Nickel Plate Express | Noblesville
Dates: October 29 and 30
Price: $20-$29/ person. Children under 3 are free. 
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All aboard for a relaxing 65- minute fall family ride down the historic Nickel Plate Road. Passengers will enjoy the scenic countryside of Northern Hamilton County while riding on a 1956 train car. Each ticket includes a pumpkin donut and local apple cider. Fall cocktails, local beer and wine will be available for purchase in all of the train cars.

8. Haunted Express

Adult-Only Train Ride

Location: Nickel Plate Express | Noblesville
Dates: October 29 and 30
Price: $37 per person or 2 tickets for $65
Purchase Tickets Here

Halloween has taken over the Nickel Plate Express. All aboard for this 90-minute adult-only adventure down the historic Nickel Plate Road. Take in the beautiful fall scenery and sunset while sipping on a complimentary spike cider.

 

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