Hesston Steam Museum

1201 E. 1000 N.
Laporte, Indiana

Hesston Steam Museum displays steam-operated machinery, an electric power plant, saw mill, blacksmith shop, and steam locomotives, including and a Shay type. Ride three different trains that include the vintage Kiddieland railroad. Doc’s Soda Fountain has hand-scooped ice-cream, burgers,  and more. The museum is located at 1201 E 1000 North, Hesston, Indiana (La Porte, Indiana).
Open Memorial weekend; Summer weekends through October; Two weekends in December. www.hesston.org

The Hesston Steam Museum keeps the history of narrow gauge steam railroads alive.  Geared locomotives like this 1929 Shay were a common site in logging camps and gold and silver mines in the west.
Like all steam engines, our locomotives burn fuels such as coal or wood to produce steam to drive the wheels.  You'll love the sights, sounds and smells of real steam engines.  Ride along with us on a beautifully wooded railroad traveling over hills and past lakes and farm fields on a two and a half mile journey back in time.