Choose from 16 excursions designed by this nonprofit organization to educate visitors about the railroad's rich history. Opt for a dinner ride that includes a comedic whodunit, or participate in a Wild West escapade. Some families will want to hop off the train, climb on an ATV and experience the recently added zip line. In fall, chug to a private pumpkin patch. Kids can pick a pumpkin to carve and scamper through a hay maze before returning to the depot. In December, the North Pole Express promises a visit from Santa and his elves before hot cocoa is served in a souvenir mug.
Contact: 435-654-5601; www.hebervalleyrr.org.