Train rides every summer weekend at the Hesston Steam Museum. Come ride one of 3 real steam trains..

Take a ride on 3 different railroads
& stroll among machines of the industrial age

Near Chicago Illinois in Northern Indiana near Southwestern Michigan.

Candy Cane Express (Two Big Weekends!)  December 6, 7 and December 13, 14  2014


History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields.

Ride our 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale  steam railroads. Both meander over bridges and through an enchanting wooded landscape.

The Hesston Steam Museum is filled with other steam powered machinery including a steam-powered saw mill, a railroad steam crane, steam powered electric power plant, steam traction engines and more.

Visit The Depot Store for a wide variety of steam related items including tee and sweat-shirts, "Thomas the Tank Engine toys and much more.

Great lunch fare and ice cream treats are available at the Soda Fountain and Ice Cream Parlor.  Picnickers are welcome to enjoy the wooded grounds.

Photographs by David Hammar                 


Our Next Special Event:


Candy Cane Express  (Two Big Weekends!)

December 6, 7 and December 13, 14

(first two weekends in December)

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and visit Santa in the caboose. Then take a cozy winter train ride inside our first-class enclosed coach.

Candy Cane Express toy drive
Donate a new unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps. Toys for Tots toy drive and receive one free train ride!





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