Smithville, Indiana: Baker's Junction Railroad Museum

Disabled vet Johnny F. Baker struggles to transform his old train station into a museum. Bizarre outdoor displays include hand-lettered signs decrying the crimes of Johnny's neighbors and Smithville's bureaucracy.

Address:
7898 Fairfax Rd, Smithville, IN
Directions:
Drive south from Bloomington on Hwy 37 then turn left (east) on Smithville Rd. Drive to Smithville, turn right onto Fairfax Rd, and drive about a mile south.
Phone:
812-824-2158
Admission:
Donation.
RA Rates:
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Baker's Junction Railroad Museum: It hasnt been easy for Johnny F. Baker, founder of Baker's Junction Railroad Museum. [10/28/2011] Complete Story...

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Baker's Junction Railroad Museum

Baker's Junction operates a really fun haunted house every October. Everything in the "haunted train" is made from things the family collects from here and there, and instead of screams their scary sound is a hairdryer. And don't forget to ask Mr. Baker about his thumb, which he has for sale in a glass case at the end of the haunted train!

[Mia, 06/20/2011]

Protest sign.

Baker's Junction Railroad Museum

Baker's Junction (Railroad Museum) in Smithville, Indiana is a one-of-a-kind place without a doubt. Pictures don't do it justice. It's an interesting "attraction" all year long, but doubles as a haunted house in Oct.

[Amy Schramm, 02/19/2009]

Baker's Junction Railroad Museum is the 30+ year project of Johnny F. Baker, a disabled vet and bone cancer survivor who's been in a pitched battle with the local zoning and space planning board. Aside from the two train stations, rail cars and cabooses, the property features a "Time Castle" (containing a time capsule), a haunted house/haunted train, and hand-lettered signs spelling out the crimes of the "Commey Planing Zoin."


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