The Madison Schoolhouse serves as the Railroad Museum. Railfans, history buffs, and children of all ages will love the Railroad Museum and Trolley Ride at Heritage Park. The Railroad Museum has been put together by model railroaders and collectors of memorabilia over the years. The museum has a running model railroad and a large array of collectibles and memorabilia. Some of the interesting pieces in the museum include authentic railroad equipment, signage from existing and extinct railroads, old maps, Christmas ornaments, toys, models, and a number of art prints depicting well-known engines. Jim Duff, one of the museum’s organizers mentioned that people might particularly enjoy the 1940 wind-up train and the 1940 electric train both made by Marx, the Lionel electric trains from the 1950s and the American Flyer set from 1950. No matter your age, you’ll surely enjoy seeing these toys and learning about the history of railroads in Iowa.
Heritage Park of North Iowa
For individuals and families in the extended Forest City, Iowa area who enjoy learning about history and appreciate an opportunity for hands-on experiences, Heritage Park of North Iowa provides high-quality historical collections, rare displays, diverse exhibits and active demonstrations. For anyone interested in an entertainment or gathering venue, Heritage Park provides a well-maintained and attractive setting to accommodate small and very large crowds.