There are tons of places in Wisconsin to soak up some railroad history. But one of the best has got to be the Mid-Continent Railway Museum. In addition to several static displays, the museum offers a variety of train rides. And with rides focusing on everything from fall foliage to beer and wine, there really is something for everyone. Take a look at the variety of train rides in Wisconsin offered at this amazing attraction:

Please note that some of these Wisconsin train rides are only offered on select dates; you can also visit the Mid-Continent Railway Museum website or the Mid-Continent Railway Museum Facebook page to learn more and see the current schedule! And if you’re looking for a place to stay near the museum, check out the vacation rentals on Vrbo.

Of course, the Mid-Continent Railway Museum isn’t the only place for train-related fun in Wisconsin. Did you know about the Toy Train Barn Museum? The museum is located in tiny Argyle, Wisconsin, and is one of the most delightful day trips in Wisconsin for train enthusiasts young and old!

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What are some other places that offer train rides in Wisconsin?

In addition to the Mid-Continent Railway Museum's robust amazing train day trips, there are many railroads in Wisconsin that offer passenger train trips and family-friendly rail excursions throughout the year. Here are a few:

  • One of our favorites is the Spooner Train, one of the most unique bed and breakfast/rail experiences you could ever imagine. The Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad — also known as the Spooner Train — is the only bed and breakfast of its kind in the country. You'll ride a train overnight, see amazing scenery, have some stellar meals, and have the experience of a lifetime!
  • If you're looking for an amazing and kid-approved train ride in Wisconsin, we love the options at Riverside and Great Northern Railway. Ride their live steam trains over a three-mile track through scenic canyons, wooded areas, and by majestic rocks through the wondrous Wisconsin Dells. This train ride in Wisconsin is the perfect length for young attention spans! 

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