The Great Pumpkin Train: Duluth Depot – North Shore Scenic Railroad

Oct 3, 2021 | events/locations

When you arrive at the patch, each passenger gets to pick out their own pumpkin to take with them. The train ride is about 90 minutes total, and you’ll return to the Duluth Depot where you can stay all day to tour the railroad museum (included and open until 5pm). Normally we have lots of other activities in the museum, however this year some of those crafts/activities won’t be available. But all the great exhibits will be in the museum, along with live music in the outdoor boarding area. Helpful tip: Bring a bag to carry pumpkins in – Cloth grocery bags work great.

The Pumpkin Trains Weekend is October 21st thru October 24th!  It’s an annual fall tradition you won’t want to miss, and is sure to create new memories you’ll want to experience each year. This year with limited capacities to help with social distancing.


Pricing starts at $20 per ticket Thursday & Sunday (ages 3 and up), $5 additional on Friday & Saturday (peak days)
Reservations Strongly Suggested – Limited Seating

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Distance 10 Miles roundtrip

October 21 – 24, 2021
10:00 am, 11:20, 12:50 pm, 2:20 or 3:50pm

New This Year!

Dome Car Seats on the Pumpkin Trains! Pay a little extra for a fancy seat in one of the two domecars. Some passengers will choose this option as a way to ride the kid-themed train, but enjoy a train excursion on a weekend when this trip is the only option.

On the train enjoy narration, Halloween music, and the beautiful scenery of the North Shore. Back at the depot, stay for magic shows, coloring, balloon twisting, Halloween movies, bounce houses, and more. ONE WEEKEND ONLY. Museum is open until 5pm and is included with your ticket.

The Lake Superior Railroad Museum, included with your ticket, is only open until 5pm. If you are on a later train, be sure to come early to enjoy the museum activities.

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All ticketed passengers get 1 pumpkin included at the patch. Ages 2 and under are free however do not get a pumpkin included (parents usually share).

We’re sorry but the pumpkin patch train is NOT a fully wheelchair accessible event due to the historic nature of the train equipment and the accessibility of the patch itself. However, the 10am, 12:50 and 3:50 train is available for the ride only (cannot debaord wheelchairs at the patch and there are no accessible restrooms onboard).






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