WHERE IS IT?
700 block of East Douglas. On the street, Union Station Plaza, and Great Plains Transportation Museum.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Parking is available around the Old Town area. Or you can ride the Q trolley right to the event site. See downtownwichita.org for details.
HOW MUCH IS ADMISSION?
$10.00 for 13 and over. 12 and under are free. Admission grants you access to all events except the train ride.
WHERE DO I BUY TICKETS FOR RAILFEST?
Tickets are available at Wichita, Hutchinson, Newton, Mulvane, El Dorado, Augusta, and Andover Dillons stores beginning September 2nd. Admission is also accepted at the gates located at the Union Station Plaza (701 E. Douglas), and the museum building (700 E. Douglas).
I WANT TO RIDE THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE, HOW DO I GET TICKETS?
Due to the costs associated of delivering and operating a historic steam locomotive such as this, tickets to ride behind the locomotive are a separate charge. Tickets will be sold on the Railfest grounds for the train rides.
Ride tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 3-12, 2 and under are free when not occupying a seat.
WHAT KIND OF RAILCARS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO RIDE IN?
We will have a variety of vintage cabooses to ride behind, as well as our historic combination coach/baggage/caboose car.
WHERE DOES THE TRAIN RIDE GO?
The train will operate on our lead track from the north side of the museum grounds to the track lead at Union Station. The entire distance is about 1190 feet. The train will move back and forth 3 times each trip for about 1 1/4 miles of running between rides.
WHAT TIME IS RAILFEST?
From 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday, September 16th only.
WHAT FOOD AND DRINKS ARE AVAILABLE?
Food Trucks will be on-site and there are several food and drink merchants within the Union Station complex.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Then you might get wet, but the event will continue rain or shine. Certain activities will be subject to weather conditions.
MAY I LEAVE THE EVENT AND RETURN LATER?
Yes. Wristbands will be distributed to all attendees for convenient egress to and from Railfest.
IS THE AREA ACCESSIBLE FOR THOSE WITH WHEELCHAIRS AND STROLLERS?
The event will take place at street level and the upper track level. The exterior site is paved. There is no operating elevator to the upper track level of the grounds, but we will accommodate those in need of assistance with transportation between levels.