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.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Hours of Operation Ticket Fares Find Us Special Events Calendar

 

 

Hours of Operation

Open every Holiday and weekend (Saturday and Sunday) starting on Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.  Then open every Sunday after the Labor Day weekend until the Ghost Train weekends in mid October (see calendar for details).  Museum Grounds open at 11:30am CDT. Trains start running at 12:00pm (noon) until 5:00pm CDT

  The Hesston Steam Museum is on CENTRAL TIME 

Ticket Fares

Admission and parking are FREE*
*$5 adult admission at the Labor Day Weekend Steam & Power Show only.

 
   Single ride ticket
   Multiple 4 ride ticket
Adults
$5.00
$17.00
Children 3-12 years
$3.00
$10.00
Children under 3
no charge
no charge

 

*Every passenger on a train needs a ticket. A multiple-ride ticket cannot be split between other people. Tickets are valid for any train but one ticket per ride is required. Prices are subject to change.

 

Having a Birthday Party, Company Picnic or other Special Occasion? 
The Hesston Steam Museum offers special
Group Rates for gatherings of 20 or more.

 

 


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Find the Museum

Conveniently located near I94 exit 1, only 90 minutes from Chicagoland.

  • Directions - Take I-94 to Exit 1, south to "County Road 1000 North".  Or take the Indiana toll road to Exit 49, north on 139 to "County Road 1000 North" and watch for our billboard.

  • GPS - 1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN
    or these coordinates :  N41.75299 W86.67820

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Special Events 2014

Memorial Day Weekend
May 24, 25, 26
Our Opening Weekend

 

Fathers’ Day Weekend
June 14 and 15
Dads ride for a dollar, with paid child
Antique Truck Show on Father’s Day!

Civil War Railroad Days
June 21, 22
Secret plans have been uncovered by Union Army spies that the Confederate Army will raid trains. Union soldiers will defend. Also a living history encampment at the museum grounds.

 

4th of July Weekend
July 4, 5, 6

 

American Family Day
August 3
Special Pricing on train rides for the family.

58th. Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show (Four BIG days!)

August 29, 30, 31 and September 1 (Labor Day).

The show begins at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm CDT

 

Get on board for one of Indiana's top festivals! Education and entertainment are in store for the whole family as the many uses of turn-of-the-century steam power are demonstrated to the public. Old-time farm machinery, antique cars, and other machines are also on display. The museum also hosts a flea market, and traditional festival treats!.  *There is an admission charge for the Steam and Power Show.

Special "Chicago" Weekend 
September 27 and 28

 

Featuring former equipment from the Brookfield Zoo and Kiddieland in Melrose Park Two fondly remembered rides from the Chicago area will be giving rides again. The Brookfield, Salt Creek & Western Railroad from the Brookfield Zoo and the Melrose Park "Kiddieland" Steam Train.

Hesston Ghost Train  (Two Big Weekends!)

October 18, 19 and October 25, 26

 

Take a terror-ific ride through the haunted woods aboard the Flying Dutchman Railroad. This is a trip that you won’t soon forget as your train is haunted by many ghoulish creatures. Watch out for the Mad Lumber-Jack that haunts these woods! The Ghost Train is frightening fun for everyone! (Appropriate for small children.)

 

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!

 

 



Visit "I Live Toy Trains"
The toy train store.

 


Visit our friends at kidwinks.com
Find fun things to do for the entire family.

 

Visit our good neighbor Stateline Stables
at
statelinestables.com

 

Fun Things To Do Near By

 
 

MAY 2014

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Opening Day
Memorial Day Weekend

Steam Train rides,
Steam Saw Mill, Steam Tractors, Steam Power Plant demos

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Memorial Day Weekend
Steam Train rides,
Steam Saw Mill, Steam Tractors, Steam Power Plant demos

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend
Steam Train rides,
Steam Saw Mill, Steam Tractors, Steam Power Plant demos

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

 

 

JUNE 2014

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Fathers’ Day Weekend

Dads ride for a dollar, with paid child (no age limits)

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Father's Day
Fathers’ Day Weekend

Antique Truck Show

Dads ride for a dollar, with paid child (no age limits)

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Civil War Railroad Days

Exciting Civil War Battles on Real Steam Trains.

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Civil War Railroad Days

Exciting Civil War Battles on Real Steam Trains.

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JULY 2014

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Independence Day
4th of July

Steam Train Rides

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4th of July Celebration Continues

Steam Train Rides

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4th of July Celebration Continues

Steam Train Rides

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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American Family Day
Special Pricing on train rides for the family.

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

 

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Steam Train rides every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day

 

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57th. Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show
Steam Train Rides
Steam Traction Engines
Antique Tractor Show
Saw Mill Demos
Steam Power Plant Operations

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57th. Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show
Steam Train Rides
Steam Traction Engines
Antique Tractor Show
Saw Mill Demos
Steam Power Plant Operations

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57th. Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show
Steam Train Rides
Steam Traction Engines
Antique Tractor Show
Saw Mill Demos
Steam Power Plant Operations

           

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
 

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57th. Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show

LABOR DAY
Steam Train Rides
Steam Traction Engines
Antique Tractor Show
Saw Mill Demos
Steam Power Plant Operations

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Special "Chicago" Weekend 
Featuring Trains from the Brookfield Zoo and Kiddieland in Melrose Park

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Special "Chicago" Weekend 
Featuring Trains from the Brookfield Zoo and Kiddieland in Melrose Park

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OCTOBER 2014

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Hesston Ghost Train

Take a terror-ific steam train ride through the haunted woods aboard the Flying Dutchman Railroad.

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Hesston Ghost Train

Take a terror-ific steam train ride through the haunted woods aboard the Flying Dutchman Railroad.

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Hesston Ghost Train

Take a terror-ific steam train ride through the haunted woods aboard the Flying Dutchman Railroad.

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Hesston Ghost Train

Take a terror-ific steam train ride through the haunted woods aboard the Flying Dutchman Railroad.

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Halloween

 

 

NOVEMBER 2014

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DECEMBER 2014

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Candy Cane Express
train rides*

(Toys for Tots)

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Candy Cane Express
train rides*

(Toys for Tots)

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Candy Cane Express
train rides*

(Toys for Tots)

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Candy Cane Express
train rides*

(Toys for Tots)

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Christmas Eve

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New Year's Eve

 

     

* Diesel locomotives will be used during the month of December

 

 


 

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