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Fall Foliage Trains > Midwest States

Scenic train rides track fall colors in Midwest States

Foliage run, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City, North Carolina

Tourist railroads across the Midwest States offer unique views of Autumn's foliage. Shown: Foliage run, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City, North Carolina. Photo ©Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

This guide to fall foliage train rides for leaf peepers across the USA Midwest States features fall foliage rail tours, fall color train rides, autumn dinner trains, day trips and more.
Many of the railways linked from this page have designated special foliage runs; others are included because their regular schedules coincide with periods of peak foliage visability. Foliage color is conditional based upon the effects of temperature, percipitation and wind. Dates for best viewing are subject to change. Verify local conditions before embarking on your trip.

Note: Foliage color is conditional based upon the effects of temperature, percipitation and wind. Dates for best viewing are subject to change. Verify local conditions before embarking on your trip.

Indiana

Indiana Transportation Museum

Noblesville, Indiana

Hamilton Harvest Train

Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6

Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13

Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20

Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27

Whitewater Valley Railroad

Connersville, Indiana

Fall Foliage Flyer Excursion Train

Thursday, October 3 & Friday, October 4

Thursday, October 10 & Friday, October 11

Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18

Thursday, October 24 & Friday, October 25

Thursday, October 31

Kansas

Midland Railway

Baldwin City, Kansas

Maple Leaf Train

Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20

Michigan

Steam Railroading Institute

Owosso, Michigan

Fall Color Tour (Cadillac to Boyne)

Saturdays, October 5, 12 & 19

Fall Color Tour (Mt. Pleasant to Cadillac)

Saturdays, October 5, 12 & 19

Fall Color Tour (Owosso to Claire)

Saturdays, October 5, 12 & 19

Southern Michigan Railroad

Tecumseh, Michigan

Fall Color Tours

Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 20

Thursday, October 24 – Sunday, October 27

Tahquamenon Falls Tours — Toonerville Trolley

Soo Junction, Michigan

Fall foliage season

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Saturdays:

September 23, 25, 28 & 30; October 2 & 5

Minnesota

North Shore Scenic Railroad

Duluth, Minnesota

Fall Colors Tour

Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23

Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6

Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13

Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20

Missouri

Branson Scenic Railway

Branson, Missouri

Fall Foliage Train

Sunday, October 6 – Saturday, October 19

Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Independence and Akron, Ohio

Fall foliage season

Wednesday, September 18 – Sunday, September 22

Wednesday, September 25 – Monday, September 30

Wednesday, October 2 – Sunday, October 6

Wednesday, October 9 – Sunday, October 13

Wednesday, October 16 – Sunday, October 20

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Nelsonville, Ohio

Fall Foliage Train

Thursday, October 3 & Friday, October 4

Thursday, October 10 & Friday, October 11

Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18

Thursday, October 24 & Friday, October 25

Orrville Railroad

Orrville, Ohio

Fall Foliage Train

Saturday, October 12

Wisconsin

Mid-Continent Railway Museum

North Freedom, Wisconsin

Autumn Color Weekend Train

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6

Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13

Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway – Minnesota Transportation Museum

Osceola, Wisconsin

Fall Leaf Viewing Trips

Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29

Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6

Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13

Fall Brunch & Dinner Train

Saturday, October 12

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