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21+ Excursions


Bourbon Express: June 15

Give dad a gift he really wants this Father’s Day…a bourbon tasting! Sample 3 Indiana small-batch bourbons and enjoy a snack on the tracks.

Uncorked Express: July 27

Sample whites and reds from Sugar Creek winery in Carmel, IN.

Spirits Express, Hamilton County Smash: August 10

Sample the official cocktail of Hamilton County! Made with liquor from an Indianapolis distillery, the Hamilton County Smash is cool and refreshing.

Day Cruise: June 29, July 13

A new kind of date! Enjoy the sites of summer in our 21+ only dining car. A snack is included in your ticket and a full service bar is available on board during this hour long countryside cruise.

Decades Express: Roaring 20s

Take a ride back in time! Join us for swing music and party prohibition-style. Costumes encouraged! Hour and a half ride.

Family Excursions

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Father’s Express: June 15

Have breakfast with dad and celebrate the special day on board the Nickel Plate Express.

Superhero Express: July 20

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Calling all little superheroes! Attend combat camp with some of your favorite heroes!

Hobo Express: June 29, July 13, August 3

Calling all stowaways enjoy a snack on board while learning about the rich history of Hobos and the railroad with a special activity.

Noblesville 4th of July Festival: July 4

Join us in Forest Park on July 4 for 30 minute rides! Take part in the wonderful, free activities provided by Noblesville Parks Department.

Independence Express: July 5

Celebrate the holiday with a homemade slice of apple pie and a glass of sweet tea while listening to your favorite patriotic tunes.

Birthday Express: September 14

The Nickel Plate Express turns 1! Join us for a one-hour cruise down the tracks as we celebrate. Complete an activity and enjoy a birthday treat.


A small online ticketing fee will be charged for each order. This fee does not go to Nickel Plate Express, but goes to our website ticketing provider. The fee allows us to sell tickets online and have an online presence. Thanks for your understanding!

Please note that our train is a hi-level, meaning all seating is on the upper level. Passengers should be prepared to climb a small flight of stairs.