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Hesston Steam Museum

1201 East 1000 North

The Hesston Steam Museum is operated by the LaPorte County Historical Steam Society an all volunteer 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. A museum of steam powered and related vintage equipment including industrial, agriculture and railroads.This is not your average museum with glass cases. At the Hesston Steam Museum you step back into a time when steam was king. Our exhibits come The collection includes as 1900 vintage saw mill, 67 ton Shay Logging Locomotive, an electric generator, 92 ton railroad steam crane, traction engines, scale steam trains and much more, all steam powered.

At the Hesston Steam Museum, History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields. Ride our 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale  steam railroads. Both meander over bridges and through an enchanting wooded landscape. The Hesston Steam Museum is filled with other steam powered machinery including a steam-powered saw mill, a railroad steam crane, steam powered electric power plant, steam traction engines and more.Visit The Depot Store for a wide variety of steam related items including tee and sweat-shirts, "Thomas the Tank Engine"® toys and much more.


-To provide the most exciting learning experience in the area.

-Educating future generations about the role steam machinery played in this country and around the world.


Ben Strauser

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Really cool little place. All volunteer ran, you can tell these are people who really care about what's going on. While we were there a new locomotive that they had been waiting for arrived. You could see the pride on the faces of the volunteers as they all pitched in and helped to unload their new piece of history. I also really enjoyed the young man who was working as a conductor on the big train. It's great getting to be around people who are passionate about what they do.

Erika Wolgamott

Saturday, July 7, 2018
This a wonderful place for an outdoor family outing. So many things to see and lots of fun train rides. Prices are reasonable and they also have food and drinks. As well as a nice gift shop. Highly recommended for an afternoon out with the family.

Renee Barton

Thursday, July 5, 2018
The Heston Steam Engine Museum is cute. They have several cars sitting on the grounds but not any information with them to tell you what they are or what they were used for either. We were there at Christmas time to ride the Santa train. We were very disappointed because it was just their regular train ride. No Santa on the ride or anything. The lines were way too long with very little seating throughout the park. Facility was decorated nicely and they handed out free hot chocolate and cookies. Everything else was a bit too pricey.

Mornin Acorn

Saturday, June 2, 2018
If you've never gone you should go. It was a fun time. 3 hours max. Don't get pressured into buying the ticket "deal". Was told there would be additional rides to spend the ticket on and there wasn't. Still go though. Tip big and be nice, everyone there are volunteers.

Terry Blakeman

Sunday, July 8, 2018
We took our grandson who is 4 there he had the best time was sad to leave he love's trains. I HADN'T BEEN THERE IN 40 YEARS it's so much more fun now it's still a great place to teach kids about steam works

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