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Ride the rails and experience the world of the steam engine.

Relax‍‍‍, we've got  this!

Add train rid‍‍‍es to your special day.‍‍‍

Both the young or young at heart love our three different railroads which will give your guests a unique and exciting activity at your gathering.

Enjoy the museum's ‍‍‍campus where nature, historic machines unique structures create a charming atmosphere.

Let our party specialists take care of your gathering so you can enjoy the day.

From birthday parties to the special celebration in your life our chef can tailor a menu that is delicious and fits your budget.  Whatever your gathering might be, from birthdays to corporate events, the museum can provide a fun, unique and surprising atmosphere for your guests.

Keep the party rolling‍‍‍‍‍‍

Enjoy‍‍‍ time with your guests

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For a custom catered event, click here and tell us about what you want!‍‍‍ Book now, first come first served basis.

Options & Prices • Small Gatherings

Our friendly Doc's Soda Fountain staff can provide food service and party space for any type of gathering during the museum's operating season. Weather you'd like a one of the packages listed below, private party or anything in between click here to inquire and reserve your date / time.  Event Questionnaire Link

Just show up and leave the food and cleanup to us!

Party Packages
(available any of the museum's operating days) see operating days here
All times will be Central Time (Chicago Time).

Hobo Box Lunch - Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Chips, Cookie and a soda from the fountain. — $10 per person

The Locomotive - Hot Dog or Hamburger, Fries and a soda from the fountain & cake. — $13 per person

The Train Track - Chicken Tenders, Fries, soda from the fountain & ice cream sundae bar — $15 per person

Cake baked in-house (enough for 10 - 15 people) — $25
(includes candles, paper plates / forks so you don't forget!)
Add a scoop of ice cream of a flavor of your choice — +1.50 per person

Sundae Bar —$3 per person
(must have a minimum of 20 people)
First choose your favorite ice cream and our soda jerks will dish up a nice scoop of it, then create your sundae with our favorite toppings and caddies from the bar right next to your party space. Pile yours high with hot fudge, caramel, gummies, whipped cream and other tasty flavors.‍‍‍

Packages include 1 hour reserved section of The Smokehouse (our three season room).  Add $40 for each additional hour.  OR if you would like your party inside Doc's Soda Fountain (available only from 9:00 - 11:00 Central Time) add $100.00. This will include a Soda Jerk Demonstration and kids will get to mix their own sodas from the 1930 vintage fountain alongside our Soda Jerk! Food is prepared in a kitchen and soda fountain where nuts are present.

Please make sure none of your guests have severe nut allergies. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the museum campus.

EXTRAS for your guests!

These prices are good on any of the museum's operating days listed here with party package purchase of 20 or more.  Rides for children under 3 are free and must ride with a parent.

For group rates without party / event click here 2018 Group Rates

One train ride ticket - $2.00 Child, $3.00 adult

4 train ride ticket (non transferable everyone needs their own ticket) - $7.00 Child, $10.00 adult

FREE with a $50 or more train ticket purchase: A real hickory striped engineer hat (either pink or blue) is included for your birthday boy or girl and an extra hour in the three season room free.

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Group ‍‍‍Rates with no food purchase