Pumpkin Special™
Oct. 17-18, 2015

A Harvest Time Tradition

Finding your Halloween pumpkin is more fun at Mid-Continent Railway Museum. Climb aboard the Pumpkin Special and make your way to Quartzite Lake where pumpkins from a local grower await your arrival. The conductor is available to help load your pumpkin for the return to North Freedom.


There are four departures daily, both Saturday and Sunday. Each departure travels the full 7-mile round-trip route and is scheduled to last 55-minutes. Depending on crowd size, trip times may be slightly longer in order to allow adequate time to purchase pumpkins.

Departure Time 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Saturday Oct. 17, 2015 Coach & Caboose Coach & Caboose Coach & Caboose Coach & Caboose
Sunday Oct. 18, 2015 Coach & Caboose Coach & Caboose Coach & Caboose Coach & Caboose


Fare Class Coach Car Fare Caboose Fare Locomotive Fare*
Adult $20.00 $22.00 $55.00
Senior (62+) $18.00 $20.00
Student (13-17) $15.00 $17.00
Child (3-12) $10.00 $12.00
Child (2 and Under) Free Free Not allowed

Purchase of pumpkins is optional. Pumpkin sales are made available via independent vendor and are not included in ticket price. Pumpkin sales are cash-only.

* Special notices and restrictions apply to Locomotive Cab seating. Call for details.

All aboard!

Pumpkins arrayed at the end of the line, ready to be brought back for the return ride.

These young passengers have their Halloween pumpkins with them for the return ride.

A local pumpkin grower stands ready at the end of the train route to help you choose your Halloween pumpkin

Travel through a valley tucked between the ancient quartzite formations of the Baraboo Range.

There is no shortage of pumpkins from which to choose.

A uniformed conductor collects tickets in the coach cars.