Engaging and inspiring future generations”

Please Note: Trains are not currently in operation.  During this time, museum administration is actively working towards restoration of train service for the enjoyment of the public. The Museum has always held safety as a cornerstone of the operation, and will continue to do so in the future. More information will be posted, when available. Please refer to our press page for more information.

All Aboard a Journey Through Time

family_photoThe Indiana Transportation Museum is a nonprofit heritage railroad that operates a number of excursions along 34 miles of former Nickel Plate Road track. We are committed to preserving and showcasing Indiana’s railroad history by offering trips throughout the year aboard preserved railroad equipment with authentic experiences. So climb aboard, be our guest, and experience with your friends and family what it was like to travel by these magnificent machines.

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 future generations through the art, science and technological innovation of the railroad.

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What P eople Are Saying

We had a great time today! Really appreciated how nice all the volunteers were!
Tony H
Rode the Polar Bear Express. 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 Bear 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.