4 Incredible Indiana Day Trips You Can Take By Train

Don’t you just love exploring all of the beauty of Indiana? Driving to new places and sites can be a lot of fun, but road trips can take a lot out of you if you’re driving. Instead, why not check out these historic railroads in The Hoosier State for some unforgettable train day trips in Indiana.

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Which of these awesome train ride day trips would you love to take through our beautiful state? For more adventures in Indiana, check out these epic expeditions!

Address: 455 Market St, Connersville, IN 47331, USA
Address: 1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350, USA
Address: 8594 W. State Road 56, Box 150, French Lick, IN 47432, USA
Address: 201 Mill St, Jasper, IN 47546, USA
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Indiana Train Day Trips

April 25, 2021

What are some of the best Indiana day trips?

The Hoosier State is full of awesome day trips! Some of our favorite day trip destinations in Indiana include Cool Creek Park, Spring Mill State Park, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indiana Beach, and Wilstem Ranch. If you’re looking for inspiration, we have several places to start; here are 12 day trips to fill your calendar for the year, and 11 day trips offering unique adventures.

What’s the most scenic train ride in Indiana?

While all of the above Indiana train day trips offer spectacular scenic views, the most scenic ride is probably aboard the French Lick Scenic Railway. Their most popular excursion winds through the hills and forests of Southern Indiana. The train departs from the historic 1907 Limestone depot located in the heart of French Lick, and only steps from the grand French Lick Hotel. The expedition takes passengers on a winding ride through the Hoosier National Forest, cruising past several sites of interest along the way, and actually passing through the Burton Tunnel – the second longest railroad tunnel in the state. It’s a perfect adventure is perfect for children and adults alike, as there is so much to see and experience.

Does Indiana have any train restaurants?

If you can’t get enough trains, you’ll be delighted to learn about Tyler’s Tender Restaurant, a nostalgic, train-themed restaurant that’s an absolute delight. This isn’t your average train-themed restaurant, however; spanning the length of the bar is an actual train track where a train can deliver your entire meal. Talk about a showstopper! (And in case you’re wondering, the fare here is incredible, all your diner favorites like burgers, fries, chicken nuggets, and shakes.)

Address: 455 Market St, Connersville, IN 47331, USA
Address: 1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350, USA
Address: 8594 W. State Road 56, Box 150, French Lick, IN 47432, USA
Address: 201 Mill St, Jasper, IN 47546, USA