Train Excursions at Camp Five Museum

Train Excursions at Camp Five Museum or Lumberjack Steam Train in Laona, WI

Ride the rails of yesteryear aboard the "Lumberjack Special" steam train to the site of an original 1870's logging camp. Tour logging museum and blacksmith shop. Guided tour of forest in motorized surrey. It includes part or all of the Camp Five Farmstead, also known as Camp Five Farm or Camp Five Logging Camp, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Also known as Lumberjack Steam Train. The “4-spot” Steam Locomotive was built in 1916 by the Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. It was purchased September 22, 1926 and was brought to Laona for use in the logging industry. The steam engine pulls two all-steel passenger coach cars, and three cabooses. The "4-spot" is the only "PRAIRIE" style steam locomotive operating in the state of Wisconisn. In 2008 the Lumberjack Steam Train added a new feature; an old box car originally built by Haskel and Barker in July 1920 and part of the Laona & Northern Railway, has been carefully converted into an open air observation car. Today, a ticket on the Lumberjack Steam Train takes you out to the site of an Old Logging Camp. Lumberjacks numbered their Camps, and this site was the site of Camp 5. Later it became the site of the Lumber Company Farm.

The Camp 5 Farm Museum is educational and just plain fun for all ages. When at the Farm, you can enjoy the Nature Center; the museum and its logging lore, complete with working blacksmith shop; the Green Treasure Forest Tour provides a living demonstration of how scenic stands of timber can be harvested and beautiful; a float trip on the Rat River, provides scenery, bird watching and an understanding of ecology.

Make Plans for this old fashioned steam train trip. Here Museum & Blacksmith Shop, Farm Corral & Animals, Green Treasure Forest Tour, River Wildlife Tour & Boat Trip, Choo-Choo Hut Restaurant, The Nature Center, Ecology Walking Tour, Cracker Barrel Store & Gift Shop, Exhibits & Educational Field Trips all are great fun with a ride on a vintage steam train.

Visitors reach the museum by taking the Lumberjack Steam Train, which runs on the Laona and Northern Railway. Country store, nature center & farm corral. Open June 20-Sept 1 from 11am-4pm, closed Sun. Train leaves depot at 11am, noon, 1 & 2pm. Fall color train tours Sept 22, 29 & Oct 6. Located at 1/4-mile west of Laona at junction of Hwys 8 & 32.

Direction: Camp Five Museum for Train Excursions in the City of Laona - Forest County ( Northeast WI).


Camp Five Museum
P.O. Box 5 Lumberjack Steam Train
Laona, WI 54541
United States

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