Travel & Tourism

Don’t Miss These Fall Train Excursions

All aboard for another season of fun aboard the Nickel Plate Express! This popular attraction has family-friendly and adults-only excursions on its fall calendar. Ride the rails through rural Indiana countryside while enjoying food and special activities.

Things to Know

The train boards from Forest Park in Noblesville. All trains depart on time, so please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time for boarding.

Fall Train Rides

Uncorked Express

Sept. 4, Oct. 16

Sip and savor on the train! Enjoy an hour and a half train ride through the countryside on the historic 1956 train equipment. Your ticket includes three wine samples and a charcuterie tray. This makes for a unique and memorable date night experience or ladies’ night out. The Oct. 16 excursion includes wine from Sugar Creek Winery.

Sunrise Express

Sept. 11, Oct. 17

Start your day the right way, and rise and shine for brunch on the train. Enjoy a full brunch spread provided by Bica Café in the dining car, or, enjoy a donut and fresh fruit in the comfortable reserved coach. Coffee or juice is included in your ticket, and Bloody Marys and mimosas are available for purchase on board.

Dinner Express

Sept. 17, Oct. 22 and 29

All Aboard to experience the flavors of fall during a countryside cruise. Ticket includes a two hour ride through the countryside and a three-course meal freshly prepared by Bica Café. Tickets are sold as part of a four-top table. Beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase on board.

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Pumpkin Express

Oct. 2, 3, 9

Celebrate fall in Indiana. Take a 20 minute ride down the tracks to the Cicero pumpkin patch. Families can enjoy hayrides, a straw maze, obstacle course, face painting and more. Pumpkins are available for purchase at the patch. After spending 45 minutes at the patch, the train will take you back to Noblesville.

Wizard Express

Oct. 10, 23 and 30

Climb aboard for a magical journey into the wizarding world. Brush up on local wizarding news, learn new spells and meet your favorite characters.Ticket includes a 75 minute ride, activity, wand and butter beer. Costumes encouraged.

Don’t miss the special Adult Rides. Enjoy a 21+ wizarding experience in the dining car, complete with boozy potions!

Family Ride

Oct. 16

Take a ride to the Hamilton Heights FFA pumpkin patch and enjoy fall games with the family.

Reindeer Ride Express

November and December

Mark your calendar for the exciting return of this family favorite! Visit with Santa and enjoy cookies, cocoa and carols and more holiday magic. Extend your evening and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant around the Historic Noblesville Square and visit local boutiques to get your holiday shopping done.

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