Upcoming Events

Mad River & NKP


30th and Dec. 1st


  • All Aboard the 2019 HOLIDAY TRAIN
    with the
    Mad River and NKP RR Museum

    November 30 & December 1   12pm-5pm
    December 7 & 8   12pm-5pm

    Celebrate the Christmas season with the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum at the 5th Annual Holiday Train. This event is tailored for young children and family fun. For only $5 per rider, you can take a short ride on one of our restored cabooses. These cabooses are heated, comfortable, and fully operational. You’ll be able to experience the same ride as railroaders of a bygone era did when cabooses were on every freight train across America. The ride lasts about 10 minutes, then it’s off to the dining car. Sit down and enjoy hot coco and cookies (included with your ticket price) in our 1927 Nickel Plate Road Diner. Experience what it was like when passenger train travel was more common place and eating in the diner was a luxury of the journey. After you’ve enjoyed the diner, Santa Claus will be waiting to meet you in the Monument Station at the museum. Jolly Old Saint Nick will be happy to offer his lap for children’s gift requests and get pictures with the family. Also in the Monument Station, our gift shop will be open for Holiday shopping. We have many train related items to choose from including books, DVDs, apparel, toys, memorabilia, collectibles, and much more.

    The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The museum operates with an all-volunteer staff and is funded by donations, admissions, and fund-raising events such as the Holiday Train. All proceeds from this event go directly to support the museum.


    Due to the historical nature of the equipment used for this event, cabooses and dining car are not handicap accessible.

    Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
    253 Southwest St.
    Bellevue, OH 44811

    $5 per rider
    No reservations required, tickets available at the event.

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    Do not reproduce without express permission. All material property of their respective owners.
    E-mail madriver@onebellevue.com with questions or problems.


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First National Bank (Sponsor)

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Eight buildings and the John Wright mansion will be open and decorated for the Christmas Season. Sample different Christmas foods as you tour the village buildings. Children can write a letter to Father Christmas (Santa) in the Merry School and then mail it in the Village Post Office. They can also visit with Father Christmas in the Mansion. In the evening Christmas lights will light the village pathways. Admission for ages 5 and older is $6. Ages 4 and under are free.


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Tour the John Wright Mansion and the Village decorated for the Christmas Season. Refreshment will be available in the Carriage house Cafe. Admission for Ages 5 and older is $6. Ages 4 and under are free.