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Have you ever used your imagination to take you back to the days of when steam trains made their way under puffs of thick smoke across the country?
Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad allow you to go back in time and take to the tracks in authentic turn of the century steam trains. They have the only operating steam locomotive in Kansas, but also offer a number of unique trips for the whole family on a variety of models.
The regular passenger train offers a tour which lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, as does the impressive 1919 steam train. For those wanting to make an evening out of it, both trains offer dinner tours where you can sit back and enjoy your meal with the landscape of Kansas passing you by. These tours aren’t regular so keep an eye on their website for the schedule.
Tours will take you 12 miles and show you some of the unique sites in the area, such as historic stone churches, and homes within the German, Swedish and British communities that are located nearby. The entire trip is narrated so you can learn about all the history and culture as you take in the scenery.