Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Families exploring the MAC1 Helicopter at the 2017 Touch a Truck or Train Event

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a new Ride the Rails Program that can not only provide you with a ride in the cab of our 1943 General Electric 45 ton switcher locomotive, but it could land you in the engineer's seat with you actually operating the locomotive yourself. This is a rare opportunity for rail fans and visitors alike to actually drive a diesel locomotive.

    During each 2 hour long session the participants will be given 1 hour of basic instruction by our trained engineers while looking over the locomotive and learning how it works. Then, it’s time to climb into the engineer’s seat and take the locomotive for a spin for another hour while your instructor watches over your shoulder ensuring safety and proper operation are always adhered to.

    Up to four people may share each of the hour long time slots. In order to operate the locomotive you must be 18 years old or older, however, any people younger may ride along with an adult.

    The cost of this unique experience is $50 per engineer and $10 per passenger. This cost will help cover fuel and train crew costs. The program will run from 10 AM to 4 PM.

    Reservations are required in advance and are on a first come first serve basis. The locomotive will continue to operate unless severe weather approaches.

    Please contact the Railroad Museum, Sioux City at (712) 233-6996 to make your reservation or for answers to any additional questions that you may have.

     

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    15
    Oct
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a new Ride the Rails Program that can not only provide you with a ride in the cab of our 1943 General Electric 45 ton switcher locomotive, but it could land you in the engineer's seat with you actually operating the locomotive yourself. This is a rare opportunity for rail fans and visitors alike to actually drive a diesel locomotive.

    During each 2 hour long session the participants will be given 1 hour of basic instruction by our trained engineers while looking over the locomotive and learning how it works. Then, it’s time to climb into the engineer’s seat and take the locomotive for a spin for another hour while your instructor watches over your shoulder ensuring safety and proper operation are always adhered to.

    Up to four people may share each of the hour long time slots. In order to operate the locomotive you must be 18 years old or older, however, any people younger may ride along with an adult.

    The cost of this unique experience is $50 per engineer and $10 per passenger. This cost will help cover fuel and train crew costs. The program will run from 10 AM to 4 PM.

    Reservations are required in advance and are on a first come first serve basis. The locomotive will continue to operate unless severe weather approaches.

    Please contact the Railroad Museum, Sioux City at (712) 233-6996 to make your reservation or for answers to any additional questions that you may have.

  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    This has become the community's must attend and best family event of the year. Last year we had over 13,000 visitors attend this event. Come in costume or not but come to have fun. Trick or treating, Costume Contest, apple/pumpkin slingshots, screaming contest, coloring contest, a haunted diner car, Hobo ghosts, witches, goblins, ghouls and more!

    This is a free will donation event.

  • Sun
    29
    Oct
    2017
    Noon - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    This has become the community's must attend and best family event of the year. Last year we had over 13,000 visitors attend this event. Come in costume or not but come to have fun. Trick or treating, Costume Contest, apple/pumpkin slingshots, screaming contest, coloring contest, a haunted diner car, Hobo ghosts, witches, goblins, ghouls and more!

    This is a free will donation event.

     

  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    Come see Santa at the roundhouse! Santa will arrive by caboose at 12:30 and leave at 3:45. Trains and Christmas are a natural holiday coupling. Bring out the kids to see and talk to Santa be sure to bring your cameras to get your pictures taken.  If you dress warm you can also venture out on the railroad version of a scenic winter sleigh ride by taking stroll through the complex on the museum's motor car. There will be plenty of other things families can enjoy and do together during the event also. Several different games and activities will be going on throughout the day. HOT food, beverages, and our fantastic Volunteer Bake Sale will also be available for an additional fee. This event is a great way for everyone to kick-off their holiday season!