Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera

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#43 of 71 in Museums in Alabama
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  • Best place to go with your family and friends always they have very nice people you will enjoy they have Thomas the tank trained ride in month of April and pumpkin ride and north pole ride with Santa  more »
  • We visited the museum with another couple, and found a nice train museum with an active volunteer force. Visitors can enter some cars and walk among other railroad cars. During th summer season, I und...  more »
  • This is a unique attraction found in Calera, Alabama. This is right of the interstate, I-65. You can visit the railroad museum and also board a train. Around the holidays, you can catch a ride on the ...  more »
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  • This is a very fun and unique way to experience trains from an earlier time in history. We did the Santa visit at night, the North Pole Express. It was a fun way to sit and socialize with a small group while riding on a train to visit Santa. He and Mrs Claus come on to each train car. Each child has time to chat and get pix. Glad we did this unusual Santa visit .
  • Rode the Polar Express Train. Sat at “The Polar Express” for an hour just listening to Christmas music waiting on Santa and his elves to make it to our car the last one. No hot chocolate was given out only chocolate milk and a cookie. My kids are 5 and 3 and we’re bored. I guess we expected much more than what we paid for.
  • The North Pole Express Train is alot of fun for all ages. Keep in mind that although you might buy 1st class tickets, seating is first come, first serve. So, be sure to arrive at least an hour before your departure time if you want to ensure sitting together with your party. For the best view of Santa and Mrs. Claus as you arrive to the North Pole, sit on the left side of the car (if you're facing East). There are a few things to do while you wait. Such as, tour the completely free train depot and museum, visit the gift shop, climb aboard standing cars and check them out, grab a quick bite to eat from their hotdog tent, or sip on some hot chocolate. Be sure to dress for the weather. You will be waiting outside under an open tent for the train to arrive. There are NO restrooms on the train, so make sure you visit one before you board. They are located in the gift shop bldg. Most children dress in pajamas, and some parents do too. Everyone that works there is friendly and helpful, and Santa and Mrs. Claus are stellar!!!
  • We went for the polar express event and it was great! Our two year old loves every second of it. Highly recommended !
  • This was such a fun adventure! My friends and I were in the area for a wedding and decided to come here to waste some time. Thomas the train was here when we visited and so there were a lot of kids but the museum was still enjoyable. It was very interesting getting to learn about railroads.

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