Take a memorable, seven-mile, 55-minute round-trip ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railway through the scenic Baraboo Hills. Passengers ride in restored steel coaches built in 1915. An authentically-attired conductor will call "all aboard!" before the train leaves from an historic wooden depot built in 1894. Train fare includes admission to our Coach Shed filled with restored wooden passenger, freight cars and displays from the turn of the century.
See 1903-built Copper Range coach #60. The car has received two awards for its 8-year all-volunteer restoration. The coach was used in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan for many years to carry children to school. You can also see newly painted Copper Range locomotive #29, which pulled #60 more than 50 years ago, and steam locomotives Soo #2645 and GB&W #49.
2013 SEASON SCHEDULE:
Weekends ONLY: May 4 - May 27, 2013
Daily: June 1 - September 2, 2013
Weekends ONLY: September 7 - October 20, 2013
Trains depart 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.
The museum grounds are open from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
ALL TRAINS ARE DIESEL POWERED.
FARES: (Note: fares differ during wintertime events)
Coach Car Seating (example)
Senior Citizens (62 and over): $18.00
Student (13-17): $15.00
Children (3-12): $10.00
Children 2 and under: free
Adult Groups: $12.00 per person
Child Groups: $8.00 per person, incl. adult supervisors
Caboose Seating (limited availability) (example)
Senior (62 and over): $20.00
Student (13-17): $17.00
Child (3-12) $12.00
Locomotive Seating (example)
Cab ride: $55.00 (limit one person, subject to availability)
Train fare includes admission to museum grounds and displays in the depot and the Coach Shed.
Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express cards welcome.
DINNER TRAINS: May 11, Oct. 5, 12, & 19, 2013
& Feb. 15, 2014
Mother's Day Weekend: May 11-12, 2013
50th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting: June 1, 2013
World War I Reenactment: July 13-14, 2013
Autumn Color Weekend: October 4-6, 11-13, 2013
Pumpkin Special: October 19-20, 2013
Santa Express: November 30- December 1, 2013
Snow TrainTM: February 15-16, 2014
HOW TO FIND US:
Mid-Continent is located at North Freedom, Wisconsin, about one hour north of Madison, and 1/2 hour south from Wisconsin Dells. From I-90/94, take Wisc. Hwy. 33 west to Baraboo. From the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 12 and Wisc. Hwy. 33 in Baraboo, take Wisc. Hwy. 136 west toward Rock Springs about 4 miles. Turn left on Cty. Hwy. PF to North Freedom. Follow the signs west from the 4-way stop in town.
For GPS users, many databases have us in the wrong place. Use these coordinates instead: N 43.4602 W 89.8744
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There is ample free parking at the museum. Public restrooms, a picnic shelter, and Pine Tree Park are adjacent to the depot. There are no camping facilities at the museum.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Office phone: 608-522-4261
Toll free: 800-930-1385
reservation questions or changes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society
E8948 Museum Road
P.O. Box 358
North Freedom, WI 53951
Baraboo Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Dells Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Dells Convention & Visitors Bureau
Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce
Mid-Continent makes no warranty of train schedules or fares. Mid-Continent reserves the right to substitute equipment.
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