Listed below you will find train rides to Metamora, Train to Dinners, and themed trips.

Events like THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride, Easter Bunny Express, Pumpkinliner and much more can be found over at the WVRR Events Page.

To see a complete listing of our exciting excursions and events as well events in the surrounding area please visit our WVRR Calendar Page.

For information about Charters, Group Rates and Caboose Rentals please check out the WVRR Charter Page.

We are pleased to announce that train operations will resume on May 1, 2021 with a reduced capacity and schedule.

Due to State of Indiana and Federal mandates, face coverings are now required to be worn when visiting the Whitewater Valley Railroad.

We have implemented additional procedures to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, entertainers and volunteers. The Whitewater Valley Railroad's number one priority is the safety of our Guests, Staff and Volunteers. Sorry for any inconvenience.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following is now required to have all passengers do the following:

    * Wear a face covering when inside the station, on-board the train, and in boarding areas.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following is strongly recommending that all passengers do the following:

    * Practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet of distance between yourself and other people who aren’t part of your group.

    * Wash or sanitize your hands often.

All passengers must take the following health self-assessment before boarding the train:

    1. Are you currently sick or not feeling well?

    2. In the last 14 days, have you been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19?

    3. In the last 48 hours, have you developed any of the following symptoms:

       Fever? Cough? Shortness of breath?

Anyone answering yes to any of the above questions will be asked to return home and contact their health care provider.

If you are unable to ride the train due to illness, we will be happy to re-book you on a future excursion or give you a refund.  All re-booking and refund fees will be waived.

The railroad is taking the following actions for your protection:

    * All volunteers, employees, and contractors will undergo daily health screening. Anyone sick or exhibiting symptoms will be sent home.

    * All volunteers, employees, and contractors will wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and wash or sanitize their hands often.

    * Train capacity has been reduced by 50% to allow for social distancing.

    * All on-board characters and crew members will limit physical contact with passengers as much as possible. This includes Santa, The Conductor, Chefs, Elves, and Hobos.

    * Restrooms in the station will be stocked with soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.

    * Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available in the station and at boarding locations.

    * Caboose ticket sales will be restricted to group rentals only.

    * In addition onsite and off-site vendors will follow all state required mandates for their type of business.

If you have any questions, please call us at (765) 825-2054 during regular business hours.

Thank You for your patience during the trying times. We can’t wait to have you visit us in Connersville, Indiana in 2021.

Visit Historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking!! This train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm on every Saturday and Sunday between May 1 and October 31. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover. Trains consisting of vintage equipment departs Connersville's Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays, May through October. The Valley Flyer departs Metamora for the return to Connersville at 3:30 pm, arriving at the Connersville Station at 5:00 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $25 for adult and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $28 adult and $17 child. Click Here for information about Caboose Rentals on any of these excursions.

Tickets On Sale Now or by calling us at 765-825-2054.

Don't forget about the Fayette County Farmers' Market on most Saturday mornings next to the Courthouse or the Fayette County Historical Museum across the street from the depot.

The Train to Dinner departs Connersville Station at 6 p.m. on the first and third Fridays running from May through October, and travels to the Laurel Hotel. The cost is $35 per adult, $18 for children (special child's menu) and includes the round trip train ride, the meal, tax and tip. Reservations Required. For reservations and schedule call: (765) 825-2054 (Prices may change without notice).

Here is a link to a printable menu

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Visit Historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking!! This train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and over 40 shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover. Trains consisting of vintage equipment departs Connersville's Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays, May through October. The Valley Flyer departs Metamora for the return to Connersville at 3:30 pm, arriving at the Connersville Station at 5:00 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $25 for adult and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $28 adult and $17 child. Click Here for more information about renting a caboose on this excursion.

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Visit Historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking!! This train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm on every Saturday and Sunday between May 1 and October 31. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover. Trains consisting of vintage equipment departs Connersville's Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $25 for adult and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $28 adult and $17 child. Click Here for more information about renting a caboose on this excursion.

Tickets Are Now Available Online or via phone at 765-825-2054.

Visit Historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking!! This train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town. Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, operating replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, and shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover. Trains consisting of vintage equipment departs Connersville's Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays, May through October. The Valley Flyer departs Metamora for the return to Connersville at 3:30 pm, arriving at the Connersville Station at 5:00 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $25 for adult and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $28 adult and $17 child. Click Here about more information on renting a caboose on this excursion.

Tickets Available Now or via phone at 765-825-2054.

 

Due to limited capacity and health restrictions, the May 2021 Overland Limited is cancelled. A non themed Valley Flyer will operate in its place.

All Aboard with a western twist. Join the Circle D Rangers as they protect the Metamora bound train every 3rd Saturday May through September. Check out our Wild West Weekend in October. Come and see Bandits, Marshals, Robber Barons, Fancy and some Not So Fancy Women as you roll through the scenic countryside.

In Historic Metamora. visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover before your return trip to Connersville.

Trains depart Connersville at 12:01 PM. The round trip fares for this train are $25 for adult and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose seating is not available for this train.

2021 Dates: Currently none scheduled due to health restrictions.

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Looking to relive a bit of the Civil War? Come along and take a trip back in time with us. Be in the middle of the action as a Union Army detachment protects the US Government Payroll. While along the line a relentless group of Confederate soldiers, simply known as Morgan's Raiders, plan and wait.

Enjoy a relaxing train ride though the scenic Whitewater Valley, on your way to the historic town of Metamora. In Historic Metamora. visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover before your return trip to Connersville.

Train departs Connersville at 12:01 PM. The round trip fares for this train are $28 for adult and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children.

Caboose seating is not available for this train.

Tickets Available Now or via phone at 765-825-2054.

Visit the Metamora Music Festival in historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking! The two day celebration of traditional American music along the Whitewater Canal occurs the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. There are multiple performance areas as well as free workshops, displays and demonstrations in making music.

The train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town.

Visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover. Trains consisting of vintage equipment departs Connersville's Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm. The Metamora Music Fest Flyer departs Metamora for the return to Connersville at 3:30 pm, arriving at the Connersville Station at 5:00 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $25 for adults and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $28 adult and $17 child. Click Here for more information about Caboose Rentals on these and other excursions.

Tickets Available Now or by calling the depot at 765-825-2054

Visit Historic Metamora, Indiana without worrying about parking!! This train departs from our Connersville depot at 12:01 pm on every Saturday and Sunday between May 1 and October 31. Platted in 1838, Metamora is a restored canal town. In Historic Metamora. visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover before your return trip to Connersville. Trains consisting of vintage equipment pulled by a rare diesel locomotive departs Connersville's Grand Central Station at 12:01 pm.

The round trip fares for this train are $25 for adult and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $26 adult and $17 child. Click Here for more information about Caboose Rentals on this and other excursions.

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Due to current events, The 2020 Canal Days Festival in Metamora, Indiana has been cancelled.

Instead the Fall Foliage Flyer Excursion will operate on Friday October 10th at 10:01a and The Valley Flyer Excursions will operate on both Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4 at 12:01p to Metamora from Connersville.

Enjoy the annual Metamora Canal Days Festival without worrying about parking. Enjoy a scenic train ride though the Whitewater Valley on this Valley Flyer excursion..Relax as you travel back in time to the historic town of Metamora. In Historic Metamora. visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover before your return trip to Connersville. This excursion leaves Connersville Grand Central Station at the times listed below.

Friday Oct 2 departs 10:00am with a 2 hour layover.
Saturday Oct 3 departs 10:00am with a 4 hour layover and 12:01pm with a 2 hour layover
Sunday Oct 4 departs 10:00am with a 4 hour layover and 12:01pm with a 2 hour layover

The round trip fares for this train are $25 for adult and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $26 adult and $17 child. Caboose tickets & rentals are available for all trips. Click Here about Caboose Rentals on these and other excursions.

All trains departing Metamora for the return trip to Connersville on October 6 & 7 will combine and depart as one train consist.

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Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in the Whitewater River Valley between Connersville and Metamora on one of our Fall Foliage Flyer Excursions. This special excursion runs every Thursday and Friday during October, departing the Connersville station at 10:00 am. In Historic Metamora. visit the working grist mill, restored canal and lock, replica horse drawn canal boat, historic covered aqueduct, shops and restaurants during the 2 hour layover before your return trip to Connersville.

The round trip fares for this train are $25 for adult and $15 for children, one way fares are $16 for adults and $9 for children. Caboose tickets are available for $28 adult and $17 child. Click Here about Caboose Rentals on these and other excursions.

Tickets Available Now or by calling the depot at 765-825-2054

For information about our 2020 Special Fall Events Click Here

Ghost Train of Metamora

Pumpkinliner

The Railroad reserves the right to change train equipment, schedules and/or fares without advance notice. The railroad cannot be responsible for unscheduled delays. The Connersville Station is handicap accessible. Our trips are not currently handicap accessible. We hope to fix this in the future. Most times if someone is not restricted to a chair we can accommodate them on our cars. There are between 4 to six steps to climb to board the cars. The 1920's & 1930's passenger cars used on our excursions were constructed before disability accessibility laws were adopted. We will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate differently abled passengers who desire to ride one of our trips. Platforms, boarding areas, stairs, step-stools, seating, and especially doorways, passageways and aisles may not accommodate all passengers. Historic and antiquated rail passenger equipment, like that used on our excursions, is exempt from ADA regulations under U.S. Code: Title 42: Section 12184.