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Details on Schedules, Prices, etc.

Detailed information about the different types of tickets, schedules, prices, and so on can be found on the Train Ride Information page. Return to this page when you’re ready to book your tickets. A credit card is required at the time of booking.

Reservations are generally not necessary for Coach Class seating, although it is still encouraged to reserve coach tickets if visiting during one of our special events. Reservations are encouraged but not required for Caboose and Locomotive Cab tickets due to limited seating in those areas. Reservations are required for all onboard dining trains.

Reserving Your Tickets

Mid-Continent has partnered with WhistleTix to provide a safe and secure means of reserving your tickets online. A confirmation will be emailed to you upon completion on the reservation. You can then pick up your tickets at the depot ticket window on the day of your departure.

Tickets reserved via telephone or website are subject to a per-person Convenience Fee of $2-3. Fees vary by ticket type and age bracket.

Of course, you are welcome to visit the ticket window of our 1894 depot on days trains are operating to buy tickets for that day or to reserve tickets for a future date.

Reservations are paid in full at the time of booking. View our cancellation policy.

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Don’t see the train departure you want listed?

Tickets are made available for booking four months prior to the departure month. For example, October trains become available for booking on June 1st and February trains will be available for booking on October 1st.

Onboard Dining Seating

Passengers are not permitted to choose their own seats using the Whistletix reservation software. Seating is assigned by Mid-Continent staff as the departure date approaches to ensure that all parties are seated at tables appropriate to their party size. In order to ensure proper seating for your dining experience

  • If your party size is four or less and all are to be seated at the same table, all reservations must be entered together under one order.
  • If your party is five or more, please call 608-522-4261 to place your reservation so we can accurately accommodate your needs.

Mid-Continent’s onboard dining trains use the long-time railroad tradition of community seating. This means parties may be seated at the same table with other passengers.

We are handicap-accessible, and can accommodate most dietary needs with advance notice. Please call 608-522-4261 or 800-930-1385 if needed. Also, please advise if a high chair or booster chair is needed, and if a child under the age of 2 is in your party.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates for train rides are available for purchase by calling our office Monday-Friday at 608-522-4261 or 800-930-1385. Certificates are not a boarding pass and do not guarantee seat availability on any given train. Certificates must be redeemed for a ticket or reservation.