Nickel Plate Express, Fall railway, fall train ride

All aboard for an autumn adventure! Make room on your fall bucket list for a ride on the Nickel Plate Express. Catch Indiana’s fall foliage from the windows of a vintage 1956 train while enjoying delicious dining cruises or magical family experiences. Explore the fall calendar below and book your tickets to make moving memories.

Nickel Plate Express Nickel Plate Express' 1956 Dining Car by Daniel Grose

Dinner Express: Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 One of the best things about fall? The seasonal and earthy flavors. Take a seat in Nickel Plate Express’ 1956 dining car for a three-course harvest feast. Indulge yourpumpkin passion with handmade pumpkin ravioli in a decadent brown butter sage sauce. Or, enjoy tender pork stuffed with butternut squash & a ginger chutney. Come hungry and leave with new memories and a full stomach

Wizard Express: Oct. 10, Oct. 23, Oct. 30 It’s no secret October is the most magical and mystical month of the year. Keep your wands at the ready for this all-ages magical ride. Cruise the tracks while learning new spells, sipping butter beer and socializing with famous members of the wizarding world. Bring the whole family for a magical experience or have an adult-only date night, complete with flights of potions!

Nickel Plate Express Climb aboard for a little magic-- Daniel Grose

Pumpkin Express: Oct. 2, Oct. 3, Oct. 9 One of the best fall traditions? Visiting the pumpkin patch! Arrive in style aboard the Nickel Plate Express. Pick out a pumpkin, take a ride on a vintage tractor and find your way out of a hay maze! The train will transport you and your pumpkin to and from the patch—fun for the whole family!

Bourbon Express: Nov. 13

Cold? Warm up with samples of some of the best small-batch Midwest bourbons! See the fall foliage from a new perspective and enjoy signature bourbon cocktails sure to make you feel cozy. This 2-hour cruise travels over the White River and Morse Reservoir for stunning views combined with smooth flavor profiles.

With delicious dining options and a nostalgic, relaxing atmosphere, a ride on theNickel Plate Express is the perfect way to spend a crisp, fall day. Explore the full fall calendar and find your new favorite autumn adventure at