The Halloween Train Ride At The Whitewater Valley Railroad Is Filled With Fun For The Whole Family
At the risk of sounding a bit “back-in-our-day,” we feel like there was a time where Halloween was all about the kids. Suddenly, it seems almost every haunted house feels obliged to offer up gore with their ghosts or put alcohol at the center of their horror. These attractions are fine for what they are, but sometimes it seems they don’t have the same spirit as the wholesome horror of Halloween’s past.
Halloween train rides are a tried and true family tradition that won’t have your kids waking you up with nightmares. To enjoy a not-so-terrifying trick-or-treat on the tracks, we recommend the Whitewater Valley Railroad’s Halloween events.
The Ghost Train of Metamora departs from 19054 S. Main St. Metamora, IN 47030.
The Pumpkinliner departs from 455 Market St, Connersville, IN 47331.
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The next time you’re hoping for a happy Hoosier Halloween for everyone in the family, all you have to do is take a short ride on the Ghost Train of Metamora. It strikes the balance of trick to treat just right, so you can give your closest ones the creeps but not a sleepless night. To learn more or to book your tickets, visit the railroad’s website or Facebook page.
What other Indiana trains haunt your holidays? What’s your favorite tour of terror, or tale from the tracks? We love hearing your tales and seeing your photos. Leave us a comment!
Benjamin Clancy is the Illinois and Indiana writer at Only In Your State, a doctoral candidate at UNC Chapel Hill in Communication, and an artistic type who has attended the Vermont Studio Center residency in poetry writing and makes something like music as "little other." They grew up in Austin, Texas and currently live in Chicago, IL with their partner, two dogs, and a cat. Get in touch by emailing [email protected]
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