Journey to the North Pole aboard the Polar Bear Express

Experience a historic passenger train straight out of the history books as you journey to the North Pole aboard the Polar Bear Express (sm).

It is one of Indiana’s beloved traditions for kids of all ages from the Indiana Transportation Museum

The magic begins at the boarding site for your adventure where you will pick up tickets at will-call and visit the Museum Store, which will also be open for gifts and stocking stuffers. Your journey to the North Pole awaits!

Upon departure, your party will travel through the Indiana countryside to the North Pole, the home of Santa Claus. The North Pole features a holiday scene as Santa and his helpers eagerly prepare for the holidays. The North Pole will be seen from the warm comfort of the passenger cars. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be onboard the train, and will lead an interactive experience along with Snowflake the Polar Bear.

The train ride lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

Passengers will receive hot chocolate, a cookie, and a candy cane; children will receive a small gift from Santa. A holiday themed story will also be read as part of the magical experience.

More information:

Location: All Polar Bear Express trips, except for select dates, begin in Kokomo, Indiana* at the Allied Tube and Conduit parking lot – 1000 N. Main St. Kokomo, IN – near the intersection of N. Main St. and E. Broadway St.

*All trains on Friday, Nov. 24, Thursday, Dec. 14 and Thurs., Dec. 21 only will depart from Logansport, IN at the Anoka United Methodist Church south of Logansport along US Highway 35 – . All other excursions will depart from Kokomo.

Tickets: $35 per person, ages 2-adult. Click here to purchase. Hurry, they will sell out!

Dates: Nov. 24-Dec. 23. Click here for a complete schedule of times.



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