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All Aboard a Journey Through Time

family_photoThe Indiana Transportation Museum is a non-profit heritage railroad that operates a number of excursions along 38 miles of former Nickel Plate Road line. We are committed to preserving and showcasing Indiana’s railroad history by offering trips throughout the year using our vintage railroad equipment. So climb aboard, be our guest, and experience with your friends and family what it was like to travel by these magnificent machines.


Our museum is located in Forest Park in Noblesville, off of State Road 19. Our operating season is April through December. Not all of our events and train rides originate at our museum. We operate on over 38 miles of track, and choose originating destinations based on regional popularity.

What People Are Saying

We rode the Blue Arrow Excursion to Atlanta….such a neat, vintage train! We are planning on doing this every year!
Margie W
Rode the Polar Express on 11/29/14. The event was a first for my 2 year old granddaughter. A wonderful time was had by the whole family and we will be doing it now every year!
Karen W
Love going on the train rides. Dinner is fun, the fair train is great because it beats the car parking problems. Going on the Polar Express very soon and introducing my grandson to the big trains for his first time.
This is a great destination. For those that love the great age of the “Iron Horse” and watch the restoration of a by gone era, will love this museum. It is located in historic Forest Park which, though small, is a snapshot of the days of the true Midwestern city parks.

Mission Statement

Railroads transformed America with ribbons of steel, linking communities and moving people and commodities from coast to coast. The Indiana Transportation Museum preserves this legacy by immersing guests in moving experiences. It links destinations throughout central Indiana, offering unique cultural encounters. ITM engages and inspires generations through the art, science and technological innovation of the railroad.