There’s A Magical Trolley Ride In Iowa That Most People Don’t Know About
Are you ready for the ride of a lifetime? Not many people get to ride these old relics, much less drive them!
The Iowa Trolley Park is a museum and interactive experience.
It's located at 429 Main Ave., Clear Lake.
You can visit between Memorial Day and Labor Day on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm or by appointment.
There's no charge to look around the museum. If you want a speeder ride, it's $6 per person. Handcar rides are $4 per person.
Riding this handcar is like taking a trip back through time.
Travel the private rails inside the park on a speeder, old-time handcar, or even a real diesel locomotive.
The Pacific Depot that served Clear Lake between 1913 and 1984 has a rich history, and this interpretive, educations, and interactive park is a great way to learn about it.
If you'd like, you can learn how to actually drive the 1952 locomotive. The guide, Stanley, is a terrific teacher with a vast knowledge of this antique machinery.
The park is always looking for volunteers.
Even tiny ones.
Kids are allowed, and even encouraged, to drive here at the Trolley Park.
There's no such thing as blowing the whistle too much.
To be safe, go ahead and call 641-357-7433 to before making a visit, just to make sure the hours haven't changed.
Proceeds from the park go directly to the reconstruction of an operational Civil War era VT Lyon steam locomotive that's right here at the park.
If you decide to visit Iowa’s own Trolley Park, be sure to bring cash. They don’t take cards or checks. Have you been to Trolley Park? Tell us about it in the comments.
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Address: 3429 Main Ave, Clear Lake, IA 50428, USA