The Hoosierland


An afternoon of fun, food and adventure in Fishers or Noblesville


Blue_Arrow_SmallerAmy and Jack are a couple that values time with their two children, Sarah and Michael. They take their kids on adventures, giving them memorable experiences, and meeting new people. Always taking advantage of the many great attractions in the Indianapolis area, Amy and Jack thought a unique weekend outing would be to show their kids how the railroads of yesterday built our country and connected people.

Amy and Jack planned a trip on the Indiana Transportation Museum’s afternoon Hoosierland excursion. They took I-69 from their home in Indianapolis to the convenient boarding site right off 116 St. in Fishers to meet the train. There, the friendly staff that looked as if they’d walked right off the pages of history welcomed them aboard an authentic passenger train.

-One that once stormed the heart of America between Chicago and Los Angeles.

On board, Amy, Jack and their kids were in amazement as they whisked through the suburbs of Fishers to Noblesville, passing scenery, businesses, parks and houses along the way, making sure to wave at the cars as they went by. Once in Noblesville, they got off at the historic Noblesville Square for lunch at one of many delicious restaurants, such as Courtney’s Kitchen. They finished their afternoon with a walk around the beautiful square, visiting shops such as The Wild and Kiln Creations, topping off their adventure at Alexander’s for ice cream.Coach_Cop_Tease

Once back on the train to Fishers, they talked with Ryan, a gentleman out for an afternoon out with his wife, Mary. Ryan and Mary had taken the train just a little further up the track to Noblesville’s Forest Park to visit the Museum’s facilities, seeing a historic depot, caboose and freight train. They then enjoyed a peaceful lunch in the park. Amy and Jack decided they would plan their next trip on the Hoosierland to do just that, taking advantage of their free weekend train rides with their Rail Adventure Pass.

Meanwhile, other passengers were traveling from Noblesville to Fishers, where they planned to spend their time eating lunch at the Nickel Plate Bar & Grill or Brix Pizza. They also were excited to top off their casual afternoon with ice cream at Handel’s, famous for dessert.


Timetable, Tickets & P ricing

Upcoming Dates of Operation


TimetableMorning TripAfternoon Trip
Depart Fishers10:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Arrive Noblesville10:26 a.m.1:56 p.m.
Depart Noblesville10:32 a.m.2:02 p.m.
Arrive Forest Park10:40 a.m.2:10 p.m.
Depart Forest Park11:30 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Arrive Noblesville11:38 a.m.3:08 p.m.
Depart Noblesville11:45 a.m.3:15 p.m.
Arrive Fishers12:11 p.m.3:41 p.m.

Layover of 50 minutes at Forest Park

Layover of 1 hour and 20 minutes at Fishers & Noblesville

P ricing (All Fees Included)

Adults: $18

Children: $14 (2-12)

Under 2: Free (if held in lap)

Directions to Fishers Station

Directions to Noblesville

Directions to Forest P ark