All Santa Express Trains for 2021 have sold out

All of this year’s Santa Express Trains have sold out. Our next special event will be February’s Valentine Dinner Trains. Ticket for those trains will go on sale January 3, 2022. We hope to see you next year!

2021 Santa Express tickets on sale November 1

Tickets for our 2021 Santa Express trains will go on sale November 1 (online at midnight, or via phone at 9 AM). For a complete look at departure dates, and additional event information, visit To purchase tickets when they go on sale, visit, or call (515) 432-4249.

2021 Regular Season Winding Down

Our full schedule ends on Sunday, October 31, but there are still opportunities for you to take a train ride with us. Tickets still remain for our Fraser Trains on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are still seats available on our final Pumpkin Express train on Saturday morning. And, you can still take a …

Ticket availability update

A limited number of tickets remain for Pumpkin Express Trains on Sunday, October 17, and Saturday, October 23. Otherwise, all Pumpkin Express Trains have sold out. Also, a VERY limited number of tickets remain for the 1:30 PM Fraser Excursion Train on Saturday, October 9. With the 1:30 PM train filling up, look for tickets …

Enjoy Iowa’s fall colors with us!

The Iowa DNR says that the central Iowa landscape is becoming increasingly punctuated by yellows from ash, elm, and walnut. Poison ivy, sumac, and dogwoods are red along roadsides and woodland edges. Maples have begun turning in isolated spots. Estimated Peak Viewing: October 9-17. Our Fraser Excursion Train operates Thursday through Sunday, departing at 1:30 …