Things to do


Welcome to Hamilton COunty 

Nickel Plate Express calls Hamilton County, Indiana home! When you come to ride the train, there's so much more to see and do outside the passenger car. Come for your excursion, but stay for the food, beer scene and family activities! Start planning your get away today. 



Choo Choo Cafe

This charming railroad-themed cafe is located right across the street from Nickel Plate Express. Visit for breakfast and lunch or decadent baked goods. 


10 West              

Located in downtown Cicero, 10 West serves dinner and drinks. The robust menu and warm atmosphere will make you a fan. 

DeLullo's Trattoria

DeLullo's serves authentic, Italian cuisine and is open for dinner. Relax on the patio with a glass of wine and try the seasonal specialty. 

The Boathouse

Enjoy a casual bite and gorgeous water-side views at the Boathouse Kitchen & Swan Dive. Try one of their signature burgers or cocktails.

Big Dog's Smokehouse BBQ

A family owned barbecue joint, the food at Big Dog's is packed with smoky sweet flavor. Enjoy their vintage decor and sweet tea for lunch or dinner. 


Rosie's Place

A Hamilton County staple, Rosie's serves breakfast and lunch in an inviting cafe on the historic Noblesville square. 

Sunrise Cafe at Uptown

Grab a seat at the old fashioned-diner counter and order up breakfast or lunch at this local gem. 

Bru Burger

Grab a juicy, good-ol-fashioned cheeseburger at Bru Burger. Choose one of the famous chef burgers or keep it simple with a classic sandwich. 

Hungry? Click here for more great dining options in Hamilton County! 



Mr. Muffin's Trains

Visit this huge model train layout to continue your train experience! Open Saturdays, it's fun for kids of all ages...and free!

Strawtown Koteewi Park

Head to nearby Strawtown Koteewi for zip lining, archery or horseback riding.

Conner Prairie

Step back in time at Conner Prairie, where history, science and nature connect. Adventure awaits! 

There's so much more to see and do. For a full list of fun activities click here! 


Ready to go? Head to to plan your Hamilton County get-away!