Hobbyists have been stoked about Lionel Trains since 1900, the year the iconic model train manufacturer was founded. The Lionel Train Adventure ride at Lincoln Park Zoo is on track to become another cherished pastime.
This beautifully crafted attraction is located near the zoo’s West Gate and just south of Regenstein Macaque Forest. The track-less 28-passenger train crosses over a quaint country bridge and wends its way past forest and canyon scenery before returning to a red brick station. It features passenger cars, a coal car and a wheelchair-accessible caboose.
Rides cost $3 per person per ride. Tickets are sold at the Lionel Train Adventure station. Operates year-round, weather permitting.