The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

The Official Railroad Museum Of The State Of Alabama!

North Pole Express

All Ticket On Sale!

A Magical Christmastime Tradition
“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!


North Pole Express

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All Ticket On Sale!

A Magical Christmastime Tradition
“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!


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Summer Sunset Date-Night!

Gather with your bestie(s) under shaded oaks for lawn games, appetizers, iced cocktails, and chilled wines. Plan your Ozan Winery and Distillery experience now and join us for this inspired Summer Sunset date night!

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Saturday August 27th
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All Aboard the Calera and Shelby!

Take a ride back in time on the Calera & Shelby Railroad. Select a Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon train departure time.

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Group Charters

Outings for school groups, church groups and corporate adventures during our operating season!

Visit our Group Charters page for pricing, scheduling and availability.Hiawatha Based Logo

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Pumpkin Junction

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Drawing of an orange pumpkinMark your calendars and gather up the entire family to ride the train to Pumpkin Junction! It’s more than just a place to purchase a pumpkin… the Junction is a place for outdoor family fun, food vendors, a hayride and more!

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Fall Foliage Special

Red, Orange, Yellow and Green LeavesCalling Fall Leaf Lovers!

When the air becomes crisp and leaves swirl around to the ground and crunch underfoot, everyone in Alabama knows two things are coming: SEC football and fall foliage. This year, ride the rails of the old Alabama Mineral Railroad aboard the Calera & Shelby Railroad.

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What if The Weather's Bad?

Alabama weather is unpredictable… Rain, snow, sleet or hail, check here for our inclement weather policy…

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When Should I Visit?

View our seasonal hours and dates to plan your first or next visit!

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North Pole Express

Railroad Lantern with Red Globe“Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear!