A Day Out with the Train
Come enjoy our FREE Open house featuring antique toy trains, storytelling “Tales of the Rails” legendary characters of a long gone era and many displays from our Movie Trains Collection.

Experience railroading from the ground up while watching a section of track being constructed just like the “Old Days”.

There will be train rides from Tavares station to Aesops park with children’s fares as low as $8.00 when accompanied by a fare paying adult.

You will have an opportunity to learn about being an engineer on our 1907 steam locomotive, while fired up and ready to go. Sit in the engineer’s seat! Operate the controls! Learn whistle signals and more! You will receive a certificate with the event.

Learn about Railway worker safety and take a ride behind our 1950’s vintage track gang car.

Enjoy all the events. Combination tickets available for only $32 adults and $18 Children (4-12)

Fireworks Express
trains of the west-profileEnjoy the fireworks from the train! Board the train and we will transport you 6 miles around the lake in our vintage train cars that have been featured in scores of Hollywood movies pulled by our 1941 Center Cab Diesel Engine.

  •  Train departs from Tavares on July 3.
  •  Train departs from Mount Dora on July 4.
  • Adults: $25
  • Kids (4-12): $15.00
  • Under 4: Free!

Upcoming Departure Times

July 3 (from Tavares)

  • 8:00PM

July 4 (from Mount Dora)

  • 8:00PM
Lake Dora by Air, Land & Sea Package
trains of the west-profileEnjoy a 1.5 hour boat cruise thru the Dora Canal with Premier Boat Cruises, drop off at the Tavares Seaplane Base to enjoy a 15 min seaplane flight, followed by a 30 minute train ride back to Mount Dora aboard the Orange Blossom Cannonball/Express. Available Saturday’s and Sunday’s only at 11am.

  • Tickets: $93

Upcoming Departure Times

Saturdays & Sundays

  • 11:00 am