Nickel Plate Express

2022 ITA Conference Welcome Reception

Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. is excited to welcome you to the 2022 Indiana Tourism Association Conference at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center and the Welcome Reception on the Nickel Plate Express.


About Nickel Plate Express

Welcome aboard! The Nickel Plate Express is a family-friendly train excursion operating on 12 miles of track from Forest Park in Noblesville to northern Hamilton County and back. The train consists of 1950s Santa Fe Railway Hi-Level passenger cars. The Nickel Plate Express operates train excursions year-round, including themed excursions. These include the brunch and dinner trains, Pumpkin Express, Ghost Express, Ales & Rails Express, Reindeer Ride Express and more.


After the Nickel Plate Express excursion, three buses will drop attendees off for dinner in downtown Noblesville or return to Embassy Suites.


Bica Cafe

Bica Café is a locally owned and regionally inspired, European bakery and café specializing in Portuguese and Italian sweet and savory baked goods, lunch fare, and small plates.

Enjoy individual charcuterie boards including homemade bread, marinated mushrooms and marinated olives from Bica Cafe, honeycomb from Eagle Creek Apiary, meat from Smoking Goose and cheese from Tulip Tree Creamery.

Hamilton County Smash

Sip on the official cocktail of Hamilton County, Indiana: the Hamilton County Smash. Featuring 1205 Distillery liquor, this refreshing cocktail is the perfect drink to enjoy year-round.


Drink List

  • Beer - Breckenridge Irish Stout and Stella Artois
  • White Wine
  • Red Wine
  • Soda
  • Water


Environment & Conservation

Hamilton County Tourism is committed to supporting our environment. When possible, all serving products are environmentally friendly and we will be recycling. In addition, HCT will be making a monetary donation to a local conversation project to offset the carbon emissions associated with the transportation of this evening’s event. Join us in offsetting all travel by simply using Native Energy’s calculator and purchasing the associated offset amount or donating to a local conservation effort in your area. Native is a B-Corp that has a 20-year track record of delivering climate action by delivering upfront catalytic investment in new community-level projects that create carbon and biodiversity benefits that couldn't happen otherwise. 


Thanks for joining Hamilton County Tourism!