Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

2016 Special Events




ORBS Paranormal Investigation at the
Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

October 22, 2015 7:00pm-?


Join us on October 22 for the 5th straight year that the Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (O.R.B.S.) conducts a paranormal investigation at The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum.

O.R.B.S. is a locally based but nationally prominent paranormal team that has been featured on Animal Planet's "The Haunted," History Channel's "My Ghost Story" and "Haunted History," and Destination America's "Paranormal Survivor" and (coming this fall) "Haunted Case Files."

This fundraising event will begin at 7:00pm. You will learn about the different methods and equipment that will be used in the night's investigation and then be divided into investigative teams spreading throughout the grounds, buildings and railcars of the museum. The groups will rotate through all areas before the investigation is over.

The Mad River & NKP Museum is located at 253 Southwest Street, just 2 blocks south of Rt. 20 in Bellevue. Tickets for this event are $25 per person and space is limited so reserve your spot now.

The O.R.B.S. Team generously donates their time and all proceeds for this event. They will be used for the restoration on the "Silver Dome," the very first glass-topped dome car.

While the investigation will begin at 7:00, it's ending is determined by your stamina and the level of activity experienced. The last die-hard investigators wrapped things up last year at about 3:30 am! We will have coffee, water and light snacks to keep your going throughout the evening and early morning hours. Join us for this exciting and unique way to support our museum.

Call our reservation line at 567-228-9866 to reserve your spot. Call early as this is a very popular event.

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Trick or Treat

Safe Trick or Treat at the Museum

Thursday, October 27 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Following the Bellevue Halloween Parade, the museum will be opened up for trick or treating on the grounds!

Trick or Treat
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Christmas Dinner In the Diner

December 3, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner in the Diner

Step back in time to the glory days of railroading. Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our Executive Chef and served in an authentic railroad dining car. Crisp white linens, china and Christmas decor will create a festive atmosphere. All meals are freshly prepared and served by museum volunteers dressed in white jackets and ready to make your evening special. This is a perfect opportunity to treat yourself, friends or loved ones to a dinner and evening you will all be sure to remember.

The menu consists of the following:

  • Your choice or either Chicken Cordon Bleu or Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin
  • Holiday Tossed Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
  • Sauteed Vegetables
  • Bread & Butter
  • Festive Dessert
  • Coffee & Tea

Cost: $45 per person if reservations are received on or before November 3 - $50 per person if reservations are received after November 3.


For further information or to make reservations call 567-228-9866.

All proceeds from this event will be dedicated to the restoration of the "Silver Dome" car, the first dome car built. This is the most historically significant piece of equipment in our collection. We have been raising funds for this large restoration project for several years and are pleased to announce that we have a beginning target date of January 2017.

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Holiday Train

All Aboard the HOLIDAY TRAIN with the
Mad River and NKP RR Museum

December 10 & 11, 17 & 18 from 12pm to 5pm

Celebrate the Christmas season with the 2nd annual Holiday Train at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. We'll be running caboose rides again this year for only $5 per rider. Included with that ticket price is hot chocolate and cookies in our diner. Santa Claus will also be there to meet with the kids. Trackside Gifts will be open as well for your Christmas shopping needs.

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