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  1. Jun 19, 2012 #1

    RampWidget

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    For anyone thinking about attending the Indiana State Fair this August, the Indiana Transportation Museum operates several trains a day during the Fair. They depart from Fishers, a suburban community north of Indy and operate to a temporary station across from the Fairgrounds.

    Parking is readily available at the ITM Fishers station, and you avoid the traffic/parking hassles of the Fairgrounds. The trains operate over a stretch of ex-Nickel Plate trackage with ITM's vintage diesels and coaches. The trip one-way took about half an hour and was well worth the $9.00 RT fare.

    We (LadyWidget & myself) came in from out of town to attend the 2010 Fair. Lodging & restaurants are readily available in the Fishers/Carmel area. We managed to book via Priceline a room in nearby Carmel at a sizeable discount.

    Fairtrain Web site http://www.itm.org/e...s/fairtrain.htm

    Indiana State Fair Web site http://www.in.gov/st...fair/index.html

    We had a really great time, as we always do when visiting Indy, and recommend the Fair and the Fairtrain highly.

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  2. Apr 4, 2019 #2

    TylerP42

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    Update as of 2019: The Indiana Transportation Museum is moving to Logansport, IN, an hour and a half north of Indianapolis.
     

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