The Nitty Gritty: We went to the Fox Valley Trolley Museum in 2011 for the October Pumpkin Fest. There was plenty of parking, though could see it getting full if crowded (summer?). We paid for 2 adult admissions (son was free) and also $5 for a pumpkin.

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”. Though not too many trains to look at, it was a good distraction. The trip itself took about 15 minutes each way. The end of the line was the picnic area (something we would definitely do when the weather is nice). You can 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.

Son’s fav moment: Riding the train and picking up a pumpkin from the “patch.”

Parent’s fav moment: The train ride and watching my son pick out his pumpkin.

Bottom Line: Loved this museum and already have plans to visit again. Definitely affordable family fun!

Tip: Bring a lunch and have a picnic at the end of the line.