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Address: 1201 E 1000 N, LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone Number: (219) 872-5055
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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"Train rides"

An awesome day out. Loved the train rides and best were the "little trains" which travel through the heavily wooded hills and under a bridge. We bought Groupon ticket and saved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Vandana G
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Grapevine, Texas
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Grapevine, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

An awesome day out. Loved the train rides and best were the "little trains" which travel through the heavily wooded hills and under a bridge. We bought Groupon ticket and saved few dollars... :)

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Mill Creek
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to take kids. Trains are wonderful, and so are other steam powered items. This place is staffed by volunteers who love there Hobby. Fees for rides, Worth it. Grandparent's looking for a place to take the Grandkids this place is it.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Heston Steam museum has them and they are unforgettable. You'll ride in an open air car through a picture perfect forest. The fares are reasonable and parking is free.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you like trains this is a really fun afternoon. No a museum experience. But fun train rides. Something for adults and kids.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you love steam engines, you need to visit Hesston! Staffed by volunteers who are there for the love of steam powered locomotion, you can ride the rails on large trains or miniatures. The tracks take a scenic tour of the northern Indiana woodlands. The park is free, and ride tickets are inexpensive. Make sure you stop by the old... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Hesston does not cost much money. They have 4 different train rides. Halloween & Christmas are the best. Love the shop they just built, turned out very nice. Our kids enjoyed old-fashion icecream. Nice relaxing time for the family!

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Michigan
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147 reviews 147 reviews
78 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you love trains and antique tractors this is the place to visit. They have three operating railroads, featuring equipment from the Brookfield Zoo and the Kiddieland Amusement Park. The best time to go is Labor Day Weekend, when everything runs! This is a must see!

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Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to ride many old vintage trains of different sizes - small, medium and large to miniature. Steam or diesel. Rides on the big train are a little under 10 minutes. I didn't time the smaller trains. For safety reasons, Photography & Video are not allowed on the miniature trains. $17.00 for an adult ride ticket good for 4... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Hesston Steam Museum was a wonderful find. We spent one afternoon over the 4th of July holiday there riding their various steam engine trains through the woods. They are vintage engines restored and operated by an all volunteer group. There is also a steam driven power plant and sawmill operated by an Amish team of men. Finally, there is... More 

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Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a great place to visit especially if you or your kids like railroads or old steam engines. We have brought our daughter since she was 2. My parents loved Hesston with their old steam engines. I would highly recommend a visit to Hesston Steam Museum for an afternoon of fun.

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