All Aboard the Dinosaur Adventure Train – The Ultimate Dinosaur Themed Train Ride

Trains + Dinosaur = Adventure!

Let’s take a trip back in time to the Jurassic period to learn more about the age of dinosaurs and the amazing creatures who lived with them. The Dinosaur Adventure Train is returning to the French Lick Scenic Railway for two weekends in 2024: one weekend in June and another in September.

Dinosaur Adventure Train

Each train expedition is approximately two and a half hours and packed with a mammoth amount of fun. 

The Dinosaur Adventure Train will allow explorers and adventure seekers of all ages to take a trip on a real train bound for the PaleoAdventure Camp. This is where young guests will participate in a series of dino-mite fun and educational adventures, as they discover basic concepts in natural science, prehistoric history, and paleontology.

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Dinosaur Adventure Train
Inside of a French Lick Scenic Railway train car.

When is the 2024 Dinosaur Adventure Train?

  • June 15-16
  • September 14-15

Each day offers two departure times. One at 11:30 am, and one at 3:30 pm.

French Lick Scenic Railway

What activities are part of the Dinosaur Adventure Train?

  • A live reptile encounter
  • Bounce houses
  • Fossil dig
  • Mini gold
  • Temporary tattoo
  • and more!

The French Lick Scenic Railway

How much does the Dinosaur Adventure Train cost? 

Open Air Cart: $35
General Admission: $28

Upcoming Dinosaur Adventure Train:

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French Lick Scenic Railway Frequently Asked Questions

The train departs from the French Lick Depot located in the heart of French Lick, IN.

With the historic nature of the railcars, some built nearly 100 years ago, wheelchair accessibility is challenging.  There is wheelchair available seating available in the Coach Class seating aboard the Rock Island cars.

While there are steps to climb to enter each of the railcars, for those who might find them difficult, a wheelchair lift is available, which can also be used for those who find steps challenging.

We strongly encourage those with accessibility questions to call us at 1-800-74-TRAIN so that we might better address your questions.

There are restrooms on the train in both coach and the Vistadome (first class and dome class).

The train is a scenic ride through the hills of Southern Indiana and the edges of the Hoosier National Forest.  You will travel past limestone and sandstone rock cuts, past an 1850’s log cabin, and through the second longest railroad tunnel in the state.

As the train ride is in Southern Indiana, and in a forest, you can expect that there will be a number of trees seen on the ride.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy experiencing when travel was… when the journey was part of the adventure.

The train averages around 15 miles per hour.  This speed is just about right to let you enjoy the scenery that the train is passing by.

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