Hesston Steam Museum

La Porte, IN

Where are we going?

Hesston Steam Museum
1201 East 1000 North
La Porte


What is there to do?

Put down those history books, kids, because history is coming to life right in front of your eyes at Hesston Steam Museum!

Hesston Steam Museum is where the whole family can experience real steam locomotives that will take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields.

in fact, there are three different steam railroads to enjoy, with a number of machines of the industrial age there to enhance those educational experiences!

The whole family can ride the 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale steam railroads, as you meander over bridges and through an enchanting wooded landscape.

The Hesston Steam Museum is filled with other steam powered machinery including a steam-powered saw mill, a railroad steam crane, steam powered electric power plant, steam traction engines and more.

The largest locomotive at the Hesston Steam Museum is a Shay type that once hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. Then you have the medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad that once provided rides in amusement parks from the 1920s to the 1970s. Imagine all the memories that the locomotive has created!

Last, there is the small railroad that is fun for kids of all ages!

History really does come to life at this family friendly museum, so grab those conductor hats kids, it's time to climb aboard and get ready for a day of FUN!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Admission to grounds is FREE. Single train rides $5

Children: Single rides $3 (Ages 3 to 12)

Free Under: 3 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call if you have any questions about accessibility!


When can we go?

Opening hours vary so check online before you go!

Season starts Memorial Day, then runs through on select days until early December


Any top tips?

There are fun events across the year, including breakfasts, tours of Civil War camps and more! Check out the schedule online for details

I’m Hungry!

They offer delicious food options from shakes, ice cream, burgers, fries, hot dogs, and more, all in a fun historic setting!

Healthy Eating

They offer healthy salad options!

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