Indiana Nature August 10, 2017
3 Epic Train Rides In Indiana For That Wonderful Scenic Experience You Need
In today’s high-paced world, sometimes you want to find an activity that brings back some of the simpler joys in life. If you’re looking to stop and enjoy the scenery around you, why not take a special, scenic excursion train ride through Indiana? Here are 3 amazing scenic train rides in the Hoosier state you won’t want to miss out on.
1. French Lick Scenic Railway
The French Lick Scenic Railway offers year round scenic train rides that are perfect for train lovers of any age. Their train rides run about 18 miles (roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes) and offer gorgeous sites of the southern parts of our state.
Train rides travel through parts of the Hoosier National Forest, offering some of the most beautiful sites in the Midwest. Before or after your ride, you can also visit the fun and informative Indiana Railway Museum in French Lick.
This railway also offers special event train rides, like Wild West Hold-ups, a Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine, The Polar Express train ride, and more. All events can be found
and the train station can be found at 8594 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432.
2. Spirit of Jasper
You'll find this charming train station in Jasper, Indiana. This excursion train is perfect for family parties, day trips, and even work events.
You'll see stunning scenery and architecture, like bridges during this excursion. The Spirit of Jasper connects to French Lick, so they offer many of the same special events.
This railway also offers dining experiences, a chocolate and wine tasting trip, and Strassenfest Train rides. You can find all excursions
and the station at 201 Mill Street, Jasper, IN 47546.
3. Whitewater Valley Railroad
This railway can be found in eastern Indiana and offers some incredible train rides from Connersville to historic Metamora.
Every weekend the train departs to Metamora, a charming canal town, for a day of shopping and exploring. You can check out the working grist mill, take a replica horse-drawn boat ride, or enjoy a late lunch at one of Metamora's eateries.
Of course, this railway offers special excursions as well. Enjoy a foliage flyer ride in the fall, a wild west dinner ride, a music fest ride, twilight dinners, a Polar Express ride, and excursion with Thomas the Tank Engine. Check out the current and upcoming special events
. You'll find this train station at 455 Market St, Connersville, IN 47331.
Have you ever taken one of these amazing train rides through Indiana? For more fun in the Hoosier state, check out these
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