Ride three different steam railroads & experience machines of the industrial age


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This is not your typical stuffy museum.... visit us and you’ll walk right into an era long past. A simpler time where big machines did work, powered factories, moved mountains, fed the country or just entertained humanity.

Those machines are ready to enlighten and entertain your family, taking you on a journey not to be forgotten. 

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The Hesston Steam Museum is operated by The LaPorte County Historical Steam Society a 501(3)c Not-for-Profit corporation
Hesston Steam Museum 1201 e 1000N
Hesston, IN 

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