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 8 family-friendly train rides.

Fall train rides near Indianapolis:

1. Hoosier Valley Railroad Pumpkin Train

Location: Hoosier Valley Railroad | North Judson
Dates: October 7, 14, 21, and 28
Price: Prices range from $8-$20 depending on train type and age. Children’s tickets include a pumpkin.
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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

2. The Wizard Express

Location: Nickel Plate Express | Noblesville
Dates: October 7 & 8
Price: $33-$36
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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

3. Fall Foliage Express

Location: Nickel Plate Express | Noblesville
Dates: October 14, 15, and 22 
Price: $28
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All aboard for a relaxing 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.

 Fall Train Rides in Indiana

4. Twilight Pumpkin Trains

Location: Hoosier Valley Railroad | North Judson
Dates: October 28
Price: Adults (ages 16 and over) are $22.00, and children (ages 3 to 15) are $16.00. 3 and under free. 
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New this year at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is a twist on a fan favorite – the Twilight Pumpkin Train! The train leaves at dusk and returns in the dark. This train is suitable for all ages and offers a perfect family-friendly activity to enjoy together. Please dress warmly, as the evening temperatures can drop quite rapidly.

5. Pumpkinliner

Location: Whitewater Valley Rain Road | Connersville
Dates: October 28 & 29
Price: $10
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Bring the family for some fall fun. Enjoy a round trip from Connersville’s Grand Central Station to the Pumpkin Patch. Your ticket includes round trip train service, a hay ride to and from the patch, and a pumpkin for each child 12 and under.

6. Sullivan Express to PumpkinTown

Location: Sullivan Hardware | Indianapolis
Dates: September 29-October 29
Tickets: *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. Trick or Treat on the Rails

Location: Nickel Plate Express | Noblesville
Dates: October 29 and 30
Price: $23-$25
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Halloween has taken over the Nickel Plate Express. Come join us, in your spookiest costumes, for a 65-minute ride down the historic Nickel Plate Road. Take in the beautiful fall scenery and sunset while sipping on a complimentary spiked or non-spiked cider and cookie.

8. Ghost Train of Metamora

Location: Whitewater Valley Rain Road | Metamora
Dates: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Price: $10
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This family-friendly (no blood or gore) half-hour excursion is great for ghosts and goblins of all ages. As the train travels through the dark countryside, passengers will be haunted by characters from our ghost story.

Ghost Train of Metamora

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