What is it about the autumn season that brings with it the overpowering need to get out and explore the countryside when it’s at its most colorful? We’re not sure, but it’s such a popular pastime that it’s called “leaf-peeping season” for a reason! Well, there’s no better way to go leaf-peeping in Indiana than an old-school fall train ride, and one of the best fall foliage train rides in Indiana is sure to thrill the entire family with its old-world charm and vividly colorful atmosphere. This year, it’s a little different — enjoy the Pumpkinliner excursion, a pumpkin train ride that will show you all of the fall beauty available in Indiana!

For the most up-to-date event information, ticket sales, reservations, and much more visit the official Whitewater Railroad website.

So what do you think? Do you plan on taking any scenic train rides in Indiana this year? Tell us your plans in the comments! And if you need some more exciting things to do in Indiana, take a look at Airbnb experiences. There may be some things to do that you hadn’t even imagined.

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Where can I find the best fall foliage near me?  

No matter which part of Indiana you’re from, you’re sure to find amazing fall foliage within very close range as soon as the time is right:

  • Visit Brown County State Park, which is famous for its being one of the most beautiful places in Indiana and see it when it's at its most majestic.
  • The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a gem to visit year-round, but it’s one of our favorite things to do in Indiana during the fall thanks to its otherworldly beauty.
  • Other places around the Hoosier State for autumn splendor include Eagle Creek Park as well as just about every other state park in Indiana!  


Where can I see amazing fall colors in Indiana?  

Naturally, the list doesn’t just stop with the above ideas – oh, no. It goes on seemingly forever, and we are HERE for it. Other favorite places of ours for viewing fall colors in Indiana include:


What are some great places for leaf peeping in Indiana? 

There are some places to see fall foliage in Indiana that might surprise you – like its unusually beautiful college campuses, such as:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Butler University
  • Perdue University

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