This Wine-Themed Train In Alabama Will Give You The Ride Of A Lifetime
What goes great with a glass of wine? A scenic train ride, of course! If you’re a wine lover, you’re in for a treat. There is a wine-themed train in Alabama that will take you on a ride you won’t soon forget. You’ll board a vintage coach on the Calera & Shelby Railroad, which is operated by the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. Read on to learn what this wine train offers.
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Editor’s Note: Ozan Vineyard & Winery offers a variety of tastings and tours that aren’t part of their train excursions, so be sure to visit their website for additional information and to plan your visit accordingly!
Wine-Themed Train In Alabama
Are there any train museums I can visit in Alabama?
The allure of trains and rail travel has appealed to many since the 19th century and to visit a train museum can allow us to step back in time. Our Historic Train Depot Trail in Alabama features several older depots, many of which have been turned into museums. In downtown Hunstville, you’ll find the Historic Hunstville Depot, the state’s oldest surviving depot, built in 1860. The Old Decatur Depot, built in 1905, was in operation until 1979. Now it serves as a museum and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Are there any other train rides in Alabama I can take?
Aside from the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, there are several other train rides available around the state. At the Foley Railroad Museum & Model Train Exhibit, you can board a free train ride around Heritage Park where the museum is located. The North Alabama Railroad Museum offers special themed train rides throughout the year. There are also several Amtrak stations throughout the state where you can ride a train to different parts of Alabama.
Are there any train-themed restaurants in Alabama?
Sometimes there’s no other place to make you feel like a kid again than a themed restaurant, especially if it’s train-themed! Stop by the Derailed Diner in Robertsdale, where you can eat inside a train car located on the grounds of a truck stop. Order some incredible southern comfort food at The Red Caboose Cafe in Elkmont and get an up-close look at the red caboose on the property. Head to Helena Deli and Grill which is located inside the town’s historic depot and order a Philly cheesesteak! There are plenty of options around the state, some of which can be found in our article on train-themed restaurants.