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Welcome to the St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway in Jackson Missouri.

We are an entertainment short line excursion railway that offers fun and unique adventures that can only be found on our historical tracks.  We host over 11,000 visitors a year, with the most being at Christmas time. Come visit us!   

About Us

We love trains here at the Iron Mountain Railway! Especially our train, which is a traveling history museum with passenger cars that are 95 years old. Stepping back in time, we want you to make some memories as we travel along the tracks.  The Iron Mountain is the only train we know of that is run entirely by volunteers. We want our passengers to have a good time, and we work very hard to make that happen. It's not an ordinary train, there are lots of activities going on during our excursions. Train robberies, treasure hunts, music, dinosaurs---you just never know who will show up for the ride.  But we guarantee it won't be ordinary. 


Since we are a volunteer railway, we are always looking for fun things to do to help preserve the history of the tracks. We came up with a way to let you be a part of it too! You can help us by donating $20 to the railway,and we will put a new railroad tie into service on our rail line. Then we will honor you by painting your name on the tie. Once we put your tie in the tracks we will send you a photo. Come on buy a tie! It's only a $20 donations & you will be a part of history. 


Be a part of Railroad History!

Ask about this when you arrive to the Depot or by phone.

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About our weekly Saturday 1pm Train Rides 

Every week we have a different theme for our 1pm trains. We host different activities, which center around the weekly theme. Dress up in character if you want, we always say "any day is a good day for a costume."  Be prepared for family fun. Come visit us!   

Chocolate Express

Come aboard and have all the chocolate you can eat! You are sure to leave this train with a smile on your face.   

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Dinosaur Train

Learn about the Dinosaurs, dig for bones, and do themed activities around the Dino era. 

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Wizards & Magic


Love magic? Well come ride with us on this themed train with games, tricks, and fun for the whole family. Dress up! 

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Era & Music Themed Trains


Many of our rides are focused on a specific Era or type of music. Dress up with us and ride the rails enjoying music and activities. This year we offer Rolling To The Oldies.    

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Ghost Train - Historical

Come with us on a walking tour of the local cemetery and hear the story of the last hanging in Jackson. Decide for yourself who was responsible for the event.  


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Wine Tasting & Purchase Event

Halloween Express


Bring the kids for a ride full of family Halloween fun. Be sure to wear your costume because we have a train parade and costume contest. We will do fun Halloween activities.    

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JR Engineers & Conductors


Bring your future engineer or conductor and let them learn about riding the rails. Fun, activities, and games for all. 

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Iron Mountain James Gang Train Robberies

Come ride with us down the tracks. But hold onto your purse, because there have been some  shady characters hanging around our village lately. Come meet them!

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Super Hero & Princesses


Come in costume and bring your little super heroes and princesses along. Fun, games, songs, we enjoy it all on this ride. Dress up!

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Our Volunteers like to act crazy, and we love an audience when we do!

Keep in mind that the train, all the events and activities are run entirely by Volunteers. We are not professional actors, singers, or showmen. But we have a lot of fun, and that's all that really counts. We will be sure to drag you right along with us as we do that.


 Join us for one of our many Murder Mystery Dinner Trains. 

All Murder Mysteries are Wine Tasting and Purchase Events


From Thanksgiving to Christmas, we host the best attraction in the state. Our Santa trains are bursting at the seams with Christmas magic. Food, fun, games, singing, laughter, and Christmas Magic all rolled into a 2 hour train ride. Best of all, our Santa Experts will teach YOU how to get Santa to visit your house every single time! It's an event you should not miss. 


Get your tickets early, because they usually sell out by August.

You must call to get tickets for this event 573-243-1688.  

Iron Mountain

James Gang Robberies 

Join us as the Iron Mountain James Gang takes over the train. When the Marshall takes on Jesse, it's anyone's guess who will win. Go to the Reservations page for more information on this event or see the James Gang Photos and Historical Facts here.