Wild West Day

Round Up the Family! Man in western wear carrying young woman

Round up your family and take a journey by train into the Wild West! Watch as the local Sheriff and Pinkerton Detectives keep the law and hunt down the Black Hat Gang during this family-friendly Western reenactment event.

Side Splittin' Humor Awaits

The Wild West Day ride lasts approximately 60 minutes and is a family-fun event chock full of side-splittin' humor!

Go Ahead, Dress Up!

Image of Sheriffs Star and Pinkerton Detective Badge Passengers are encouraged to dress up in their finest western wear to get in the spirit of the day! Dig out that favorite pair of cowboy boots,dust off your Stetson Hat and come on down!

Train Rides:

Saturday July 23rd

  • 10:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm

Visitor Tips

  • Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the Calera Depot  or tickets may be purchased on-site the day of the event.
  • The train ride lasts approximately 75 minutes. 

Arrive at least 1 hour early so you can:

  • Pick up your tickets at the Calera Depot
  • Use the restrooms in the Museum Gift Shop
  • Check out the Depot Museum exhibits
  • Tour our collection of railroad equipment in Clark Yard
  • Visit our working Signal Garden
  • Take photos
  • Shop the Museum Gift Shop
  • Get in position to board the train.

Get Tickets!

Important Ticket Information:

Train tickets are non-refundable. However our ticket team is happy to apply any unused travel funds to a train ride at a different date/time in the same operating season (March-October).

Infant Tickets

Infants under 24 months old ride free of charge, but must remain in an adult's lap at all times. For your safety, strollers and infant car seat carriers are not permitted aboard the train.

Stay on Track!

Our team has worked hard to ensure a safe and relaxing time for your family onboard our train. Upon arrival at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, please stay on track by agreeing to follow all verbal directions from your car hosts and adhere to all posted safety and sanitation guidelines on the train and throughout the grounds.

Limited Accessible Seating Available:

Except for certain special events, if someone in your party needs to reserve a space for a wheelchair, please add all other passengers' tickets to your order first and at checkout, you will be asked to add the ADA space reservation to complete your order.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Our train has wheelchair accessible accommodations on the Long Island 2972 and Open Air Car 1121. Wheelchair loading and unloading only occurs at the Calera Depot using a MobiLift wheelchair lift by Adaptive Engineering Inc. We do not have wheelchair boarding capabilities at stops such as Ozan Winery or our special events "Meadow" . Note: A person in your party must be in a wheelchair to purchase this ticket. This is only a space for a wheelchair, no seat is provided.

More information about accessibility can found on our ADA Information page.


Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at our Gift Shop and during special events at the Meadow. Meadow purchases are cash only. The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum's policy is that no food or drinks may be brought on the train. Please finish refreshments prior to boarding at the depot or Meadow. This policy also applies to any intermediate train stops where food or drinks may be sold.


There are no working restrooms on our vintage railcars. Please use the restroom at the Gift Shop prior to boarding.