This Iowa Haunted Train is A Fun Family-Friendly Halloween Event
If you love trains or Halloween, the Midwest Central Railroad Museum in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa is the perfect place to visit.
During most of the year, visitors can take vintage train rides and enjoy the Hawkeye State's beautiful landscape. However, during a few weekends in October, the museum transforms into a terrifying attraction called Midwest Haunted Rails.
With a ghost train, a haunted house, carnival rides, concessions, and Iowa's only haunted trolley, guests can explore a scary world of ghosts and goblins.
Dates and Pricing
For the price of $15, visitors can enjoy an all-inclusive ticket that gives them access to all the attractions in the Midwest Haunted Rails event. This event has been taking place since 1998 and has only been getting better with each passing year.
The dates for the Midwest Haunted Rails event are October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28.
On Fridays, the event runs from 6 pm to 10 pm, and on Saturdays, it runs from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. The last ticket is sold 30 minutes before closing.
Explore the Haunted House
Not only does the Midwest Central Railroad Museum offer a family-friendly train ride, but it also has a thrilling haunted house to explore. The Thrashers House of Terror is a separately ticketed event that promises to give visitors nightmares.
With special effect lighting, intense audio, automation, extremely low visibility, strobe lights, smoke machines, damp/wet conditions, and trained performers, visitors are in for a spooky time.
"For over 17 years, from Clowns to Mad Doctors and all things that go bump in the night, Thrashers House of Terror has brought nightmares back to Mount Pleasant, Iowa. This 2023 Haunt Season, we have great things waiting for you and never seen before!" -Thrashers
The Thrashers House of Terror is not suitable for children under 14 years of age. Therefore, persons under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Planning A Visit
For visitors planning their day, it is recommended to do the train ride first, then put the kids to bed before experiencing the thrills of the haunted house. The Midwest Haunted Rails end right at 10 p.m. on Fridays and 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays, while the Thrashers House of Terror sells its last ticket right at midnight.
Visit the website to get tickets.