NOTE: This is a 2013 listing. All information listed pertains to 2013 only and does not apply to 2016.

The Pumpkin Special

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What better way to pick your pumpkin for Halloween than from a trainride through the beautiful countryside of the Baraboo Hills? The seven-mile, 55-minute round-trip ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railway will include a stopover at the Quartzite Lake Pumpkin Patch.

Passengers young and old can take a leisurely stroll through the patch to select their pumpkin for purchase. The train conductor will help you load your pumpkin on the train for the return back to North Freedom. Price of pumpkin is extra in addition to train fare.


NOTE: This is a 2013 listing. All information listed pertains to 2013 only and does not apply to 2016.

2013 Dates & Times

October 19 & 20

10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm

Cost & Discounts

Price of pumpkin is extra in addition to train fare.

Adults: $20.00
Senior Citizens (62 and over): $18.00
Student (13-18): $15.00
Children (3-12): $10.00
Children 2 and under: free

Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express cards welcome.

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How to Find Us



Mid-Continent is located at North Freedom, Wisconsin, about one hour north of Madison, and 1/2 hour south from Wisconsin Dells.

From I-90/94, take Wisc. Hwy. 33 west to Baraboo.

From the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 12 and Wisc. Hwy. 33 in Baraboo, take Wisc. Hwy. 136 west toward Rock Springs about 4 miles. Turn left on Cty. Hwy. PF to North Freedom. Follow the signs west from the 4-way stop in town.

For GPS users, many databases have us in the wrong place. Use these coordinates instead: N 43.4602 W 89.8744


Mid-Continent Railway Museum
E8948 Museum Rd
North Freedom WI 53951

Latitude / Longitude

43.456712 / -89.878815



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