Monticello Railway Museum

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Private Car for The Polar Express™

Experience an exclusive Polar Express™ experience with our Private Car service. Restored Illinois Central business car #7 is available to take your party of up to 12 passengers on a magical trip to the North Pole, in the lavish comfort of our observation lounge.

Each ticketed passenger will receive a commemorative cocoa mug, hot chocolate, and cookies. In addition, other complimentary beverage and snack selections are available throughout the ride. Finally, each group will receive one complimentary Polar Express storybook and one Polar Express teddy bear; additional books, bears, and other souvenirs are available from the gift shop.

Note that the Private Car is sold to a single party of up to 12 passengers. The price includes tickets for up to 12 people of any age. There is no discount for smaller groups, though you are welcome to ride with fewer people.

See the main Polar Express™ page for train times, ticket prices, and more information.