Last chance for the Trick or Treat Train… all aboard! This year, combine two greater Indianapolis favorites and come up with an outing your family will not soon forget. The annual opportunity to ride the pumpkin train is a fun activity for everybody, not just children in Indianapolis and its environs. But you’d be hard-pressed to find something to do in Indianapolis that would make a more lasting positive impression during the Halloween season. Scary ghouls and candy will always be there, but how often does your kid get to ride a real locomotive out to a real pumpkin patch, and then harvest their very own pumpkin to carve when they get home?
|Take a ride via this video on an Indiana Transportation Museum locomotive to Atlanta, Indiana, with a view from the back door of the caboose.|
The FFA (Future Farmers of America) from Hamilton Heights schools, Beck’s Hybrids and The Times of Noblesville, Indiana all team up with the Indiana Transportation Museum folks to create this special Halloween adventure, just for you and your family. Glide through the gorgeous Fall countryside of Hamilton County, Indiana, on a historic locomotive, maintained by the Indiana Transportation Museum train experts. You’ll stop at a local farm to enjoy the petting zoo and, of course, the pumpkin patch. Take some home on the ride back and prolong the experience.
Travel back in history to feel what it was like when the rails were the most important means of transportation for goods and people, connecting the small towns in their infancy and providing a practical way for the United States to actually unite. Go back to a time when farms all over the Midwest were busy growing and harvesting pumpkins for Halloween in patches just like the one at Beck’s Hybrids. The Beck’s pumpkin patch is in little bitty Atlanta, Indiana, about ten miles north of Noblesville, a suburb just north of Indy in Central Indiana.
The Trick or Treat Pumpkin Train makes two trips on Halloween, October 31. Activities include a petting zoo, painted pumpkins, balloons, face painting, antique farm equipment and a cool straw bale maze. Though not obligatory, reservations are a good idea, because the Trick or Treat Pumpkin Trains sell out frequently. (See details below.)
Trick or Treat Train
Departs Forest Park 11 am and 2 pm
Departs the Pumpkin Patch 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Tickets include admission to the Indiana Transportation Museum
Children between 2 and 12: $8
Children under 2: Free
Got kids? Bring the whole clan and get the Family Pak Discount by reserving tickets for two adults and two kids. The more the merrier, and you save big.
Indiana Transportation Museum
Forest Park, Noblesville, IN
Pumpkin Train Reservations and Gift Shop: 317.776.7887
Visit the ITM online
6767 E 276th St
Atlanta, IN 46031-9435
Visit Beck’s Hybrids online