All aboard for another season of fun on the Nickel Plate Express! This popular attraction offers family-friendly and adults-only excursions this fall. Ride the rails through rural Indiana countryside while enjoying food and special activities.

Things to Know

The Nickel Plate Express boards from Forest Park in Noblesville. All trains depart on time, so plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time for boarding.


Fall Train Rides

Oktoberfest Dinner Express

Sept. 17

Ride the rails on a historic 1950s dining car and celebrate Oktoberfest with a 4-course dinner from Rathskeller Restaurant. Guests will dine on an authentic German meal while enjoying the scenery of Northern Hamilton County. Ages 21+

Superhero Express

Sept. 10, 11

Hop aboard for a fun-filled ride with Spiderman, Batman & Catwoman! Start your day with training camp, where your favorite superheroes will teach superhero combat moves! Each young superhero will receive a cape upon completion of combat camp! Then, ride the rails for a fun-filled train ride with your new superhero friends. Children 2 and under ride free as a lap child.

Wizard Express

Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9

Climb aboard for a magical journey into the wizarding world. Brush up on local wizarding news, learn some new spells and enjoy treats such as a butter beverage! All excursions board at platform 8¾ in Noblesville.



Fall Dinner Express

Oct. 22, 23

All Aboard to experience the flavors of fall during a countryside cruise! Chef Andy from Andy's Housepitality will be preparing a locally sourced, delicious fall meal on the Nickel Plate Express. Ages 13+

Trick or Treat on the Rails

Oct. 29, 30

All aboard for a Halloween delight on the Nickel Plate Express! Climb aboard a historic train car dressed in your favorite Halloween costume for a 65-minute adventure down the rails.

Wear your best costume and participate in the 1st annual Nickel Plate Express Halloween costume contest.

Haunted Express

Oct. 29, 30

Halloween has taken over the Nickel Plate Express. Come join us, in your spookiest costumes, for a 65-minute ride down the historic Nickel Plate Road. Take in the beautiful fall scenery and sunset while sipping on a complimentary spiked or non-spiked cider and cookie. Ages 21+

Mark Your Calendar

Reindeer Ride Express

November and December

Tickets are now on sale for the exciting return of this family favorite! Visit Santa and enjoy cookies, cocoa and carols, and more holiday magic. Extend your evening and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant around the Historic Noblesville Square and visit local boutiques to get your holiday shopping done.

Holiday Cheers

November and December

Get in the holiday spirit with a festive train ride! Enjoy a lights display, cookie, and sip on adult holiday beverages. Cash bar available on board for this holiday date night. Ages 21+

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