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“Polar Express!”

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Calera
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum provides railroad fun for all ages! Come view our displays in our depot museum, see our working signal display, and take a ride on our vintage rail cars!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

What a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit than to ride aboard their very own version of the Polar Express. Sitting in your pjs while listening to the Polar Express book read aloud is a memory you and your children will cherish forever. Once the train reaches the North Pole the elves bring you cookies and milk as Santa and Mrs. Santa aboard the train and give a gift and a bell to each child. Stopping for photos and attentively listening to each child's wish for Christmas. Wonderful memories; I highly recommend this for every family!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went on the Pumpkin Patch Express. I was expecting just a train ride, but we actually went out to an area where the boys could pick a pumpkin. There were also many other activities....more than we could do in the hour or so that our layover lasted. What a fun afternoon! I went back two weeks later to take the other grandchild.

Thank 56Model
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Another beautiful place in Alabama which offers views of beautiful fall foliage, a snap shot of history and even a pumpkin patch...to which you travel by train! The pumpkin patch consists of already cut pumpkins (which was fine by me as I never have anything to cut the darn pumpkin from!) While at the museum there are many old signs, lights, models and other examples of trains. You can walk among old train cars AND there is a gift shop.

Thank halogran
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Take the kids so they can get close to a train without getting hurt. The train ride at Christmas is fun.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is a great place to take the kids on a beautiful day to let them run and climb on the old trains. In March and April the Heart of Dixie has the Thomas the Train event, this event is huge for smaller childeren. Also in December they have the Polar Express, which is such a magical moment for your children. Overall this place is great for everyone.

Thank Terrie C
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