Guest Blog Post: Pumpkin Trolley at Fox River Trolley in South Elgin

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**Update: I’m reposting our trip to the Fox Valley Trolley Museum since their Pumpkin Trolley will be here again on October 12 + 13, and October 19 + 20.  We had a great time and was perfect fall activity for my then one and half year old.

We went to the Fox Valley Trolley Museum in 2011 for the October Pumpkin Fest. It was such a fun, inexpensive way to enjoy a couple hours. 

Nitty Gritty:

Fox River Trolley Museum

When: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 2013 (Updated 10/1/13)

Tickets: Admission is $4 an adult; $2 for kids ages 3 – 12 ; kids 2 and under are free. An all day ticket is $8.
Location: 365 South LaFox Street (Illinois Route 31), South Elgin

Parking: Parking is free and plentiful
Misc: Pumpkins are $5 each

The fun: If you read my other reviews, you know my son is a lover of all trains. Since it was Halloween time, we thought it’d be perfect to pick a pumpkin AND ride a trolley.  While waiting for the train to depart, we were able to check out a few other trains in the “yard”. Even though there was not many trains to look at, it was still a good distraction for my kiddo. The trolley ride itself took about 15 minutes each way. At the end of the line was the picnic area (something we would definitely like to take advantage of when the weather is nice.) You can choose to get off and have a picnic or hop back on the train. Since this was a pumpkin trolley, on the way back to the depot we made a short stop to pick out pumpkins. Though not a huge pumpkin patch of any sorts, it was a cute detour and perfect picture opportunity.

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