Kansas City Northern Miniature Railroad

Managed by Kansas City Parks & Recreation

The Kansas City Northern Miniature Railroad is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The group was formed in 1984 when the Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department asked for volunteers to restore and operate the former Kansas City Zoo train that had been in Swope Park.

For .75 cents, you can ride a restored Miniature Train Company (MTC) or Allen Herschell G-16 train around a ½ mile of track.

Walking distance from Frank Vaydik Park and Line Creek Community Center, as well as the most scenic area of the Line Creek Trail, the Miniature Railroad is an ideal weekend destination for the entire family.


The Kansas City Northern Miniature Railroad is open from the first weekend in May until the last weekend in September.

Saturday 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Sunday   12:01 PM until 6:00 PM
Holidays   12:01 PM until 6:00 PM

Fare  is .75 cents per ride.

Address Park Address:
6060 NW Waukomis Drive
Kansas City, MO 64151
Hours Hours: Weekends May-September
Phone Phone: 816-746-5663
URL Official Web URL: Click Here

Other Other Amenities: Train Rides (.75 cents)

Platte County Parks playgrounds and restrooms will be closed until further notice.  This includes the playgrounds at Platte Ridge Park, Barry Platte Park, and the Barry Platte Annex.  The restroom facilities at Platte Ridge Park soccer and baseball complexes will also be closed.  Platte County Parks is canceling all ball-field reservations at Barry Platte Park and Platte Ridge Park until further notice per recommendations of the CDC. We will be assessing the situation on a weekly basis. Questions? Please call 816-858-3419

Parks and trails do remain open, including open space and trails.  Please use proper social distancing when using the parks.