Categories Archives: Special Event

Santa’s Whistle Stop Tour

Due to the Inclement weather on Saturday, December 1st, we have extended the Santa’s Whistle Stop Tour to December 15th.
Enjoy this enchanting holiday event where kids of all ages jump for joy when Santa arrives by train. Santa will arrive by train at 12:30 and leave at 3:30. Bring the kids to see to Santa and be sure to bring your camera to get your pictures taken. Dress for the weather so you can venture out on scenic winter ride on the museum’s motor car or Grand Scale Train (Extra Charge & Weather Permitting).
 
There will also be plenty of other things families can enjoy during the event. Play some of our Reindeer Games and participate in holiday crafts throughout the afternoon. Hot beverages & sweet treats will be available at our Bake Sale and Concession stand. This event is a great way for everyone to kick-off their holiday season!
 
$20 Families– $10 Adult — $8 Child
Santa’s Whistle Stop Event
Saturday, December 8th & Saturday, December 15th
12PM- 4PM
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Santa’s Whistle Stop Tour

Enjoy this enchanting holiday event where kids of all ages jump for joy when Santa arrives by train. Santa will arrive by train at 12:30 and leave at 3:30. Bring the kids to see to Santa and be sure to bring your camera to get your pictures taken. Dress for the weather so you can venture out on scenic winter ride on the museum’s motor car or Grand Scale Train (Extra Charge & Weather Permitting).
 
There will also be plenty of other things families can enjoy during the event. Play some of our Reindeer Games and participate in holiday crafts throughout the afternoon. Hot beverages & sweet treats will be available at our Bake Sale and Concession stand. This event is a great way for everyone to kick-off their holiday season!
 
$20 Families– $10 Adult — $8 Child
Santa’s Whistle Stop Event
Saturday, December 1st & Saturday, December 8th
12PM- 4PM
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Old Time Railroad Music Fest

Join us for a celebration of old railroad folk songs. The Jacob Austin band of Texas will be headlining this musical celebration! Other performers from the Le Mars Old Time Music Festival will join in this on this afternoon of railroad tune!

Museum Admission Rates Apply.
Kids $8
Adults $10
Group up to 4 $20

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The Orphan Train

 

Join us as New Stage Players presents a unique production of THE ORPHAN TRAIN, hosted by the Sioux City Railroad Museum.

Between 1854 and 1929 more than 200,000 orphaned, homeless and abandoned children were relocated by train to the Midwest. THE ORPHAN TRAIN is their story.

Hear the lonesome whistle of the train wail in the unique setting of the Sioux City Railroad Museum as we follow the tales of seven orphans hoping to find a home – if not in this town, then, perhaps the next..

The museum will be open extended hours (4:30pm – 8:30pm) for the performances, which will take place at 5pm and 7pm Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. General admission tickets are $10 and include admission to the museum and will be available exclusively at the door.

Performances:

Saturday, 9/8 5pm & 7pm
Sunday, 9/9 5pm & 7pm.

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AgRail Fall Festival

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The AgRail Fall Festival is back for its 14th Year! Tractors, Trains, Music, Crafts, and an Antique Tractor Pull and Parade!  Come and celebrate this long time working relationship between farmers and railroads. This is our longest running family event is turning 14!

Schedule of Events (Subject to change)

Saturday
10am – 4pm- Museum & Exhibits Open
Classic Tractor Show & Shine
Kids Activities (All Day)
1 pm Classic Tractor Parade

Sunday
12pm- 4pm- Museum & Exhibits Open
Classic Tractor Show & Shine
Kids Activities (All Day)
1 pm Classic Tractor Parade

Admission: Free Will Donation

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Touch a Truck or Train Event

Come explore some of the coolest big vehicles in the area. We will have fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, construction equipment, military vehicles and more. Sit in the seats, blow the horns, or turn on the sirens. Climb into the cab of our Great Northern #1355 steam locomotive, Old Ironhorse, or our 45-ton switcher diesel locomotive and pretend you are the engineer or fireman. Lots of great photo opportunities so bring the camera. This is a huge hit with kids of all ages.

This year there will be a special quiet hour from 9-10 a.m. During this quiet hour, we invite children with special needs to come and enjoy the big rigs without all the noise and the crowds.  We recognize that the noise level and crowds can make it difficult for children with special needs to enjoy this event. We hope that quiet hour will help those who are looking for the entertainment, without the noise.

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Trains, Tripods & Snapshots

In conjunction with Sioux City Historic Preservation Week, this event is a great opportunity to observe the on-going preservation and restoration work being done at the museum. Be sure to bring your camera along with friends and family to the event as many of the museum’s buildings, railcars, and locomotives will be on display, including our one-of-a-kind steam locomotive.

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Dinner by the Rails

Please join us for the second annual Dinner by the Rails. This “Progressive Dinner” will feature each course in a different building within our recently renovated museum complex. Enjoy a wonderful meal and experience the museum complex in a different way, all while helping to raise funds for the Sioux City Railroad Museum.

Proceeds from this event will assist with 2018 operations, special project completion, and educational programming. The Sioux City Railroad Museum is owned and operated by the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

This event begins at 6pm. No tickets will be available the day of the event. Please purchase your tickets ahead of time.

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Santa’s Whistle Stop Tour

Enjoy this enchanting holiday event where kids of all ages jump for joy when Santa arrives by train. Santa will arrive by train at 12:30 and leave at 3:30. Bring the kids to see to Santa and be sure to bring your camera to get your pictures taken. Dress for the weather so you can venture out on scenic winter ride on the museum’s motor car or Grand Scale Train (Extra Charge & Weather Permitting).
 
There will also be plenty of other things families can enjoy during the event. Play some of our Reindeer Games and participate in holiday crafts throughout the afternoon. Hot beverages & sweet treats will be available at our Bake Sale and Concession stand. This event is a great way for everyone to kick-off their holiday season!
 
$20 Families– $10 Adult — $8 Child
Santa’s Whistle Stop Event
Saturday, December 1st & Saturday, December 8th
12PM- 4PM
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