The Magical North Pole Express Train Ride In Nebraska Everyone Should Experience At Least Once

For a state with so much railroad history, Nebraska has a stark shortage of passenger trains these days. But one novelty train is bringing joy and Christmas magic into the lives of kids and their grownups. The Lincoln Children’s Zoo operates a North Pole Express train that offers up a direct route to Santa.

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Tickets are limited, and many of the 2018 dates are already sold out. Check here for ticket availability.

Parents, when your sweeties meet Santa, you can purchase a photo package from the zoo or take your own photos.

The North Pole Express runs on weekends from December 7 through December 23. The cost is $7.95 for zoo members and $10.95 for non-members; all passengers ages 2 and up need a ticket to ride. Check out the zoo’s site or Facebook page for more information, including ticket availability.

There is another scenic railroad ride in Nebraska that you might love…but you’d have to be really tiny to ride this train.