Independence weekend is America’s holiday, spend it with machines that built this great country.
2019 Independence weekend celebration July 4, 5, 6 & 7

Ride three different steam railroads & experience machines of the industrial age

Information for planning for your visit.

Breakfast at Doc’s starts at 9:00;
Museum depot and gift shop open at 11:30; Trains roll at Noon. CDT


Free admission to get into the grounds.Train tickets:

Credit / Debit Cards accepted at, Train Depot, Depot Store Gift Shop & Soda Fountain:
Visa, Master Card only

Helpful hints:

  • While the activities start at 12:00, you can arrive early for breakfast with the train crew or to see the locomotive firing up.
  • Grab breakfast with the train crew as early as 9:00 CDT at Doc’s Soda Fountain

Equipment Scheduled to operate:
All three railroads to ride, steam locomotives on each.*

Full Sized, Narrow Gauge Railroad,
Vintage Amusement Park Railroad,
1/8 Scale Miniature Railroad

Saw Mill
Steam Traction Engine

*while the museum strives to operate steam locomotives on our events gas or diesel locomotives will be used in case of mechanical issues or volunteer availability. Thank you for your understanding.

Full Size
Narrow Gauge Railroad

Kiddieland Railroad

Real Steam, Real Small
Scale Hobby Railroad


Food & Shopping

Groups & Celebrations

Press Room

Plan your Visit

Exhibits & fun

1900 Steam Saw Mill

Vintage Ice Cream
Soda Fountain