Looking for something fun to do this fall with the whole family in the Calera, Alabama area? The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is opening up its Pumpkin Patch Express every Saturday and Sunday in October.
Board the vintage train with cars from throughout the 20th century. You can ride in open-air cars where the engine horn will knock your socks off, on two leveled cars for high unobstructed views, back in the caboose with the brakeman, and even in the locomotive. The train will speed you through beautiful fall foliage and deliver you to the Pumpkin Patch. There, families can indulge in all the joys of the season with bounce houses, hay rides, and a corn maze. Don’t forget to pick your pumpkins from the patch before you head home. There are plenty of exhibits to explore once back at the depot, including real life railroad equipment and the working Signal Garden.
More fun is on the way at Christmastime with the North Pole Express. Some travelers may even get a chance to see Santa on the train with them. There are always events going on at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum so check back often. Sometimes even Thomas the Tank Engine stops by for a visit.
We at Stokes Automotive love cars, but we also appreciate the character and heritage of trains. That’s why we recommend you take your family to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum.