I don't know about Indiana. I do know about California and upstate New York. There are scenic railroads that have railroad excursions into scenic areas for vacations. Some offer packages such as riding the train to a location, spending a couple nights at a hotel, and riding the train back. Most museums do not let you drive the train but do let you ride the train. A fun idea would be to plan a weekend to Chicago and back riding on the train from your hometown. Some small parks that have a mini train for the kids to ride, if you sign up to volunteer to work on the train the old guy might let you drive it sometimes. The local scenic train -- my cousin began volunteering for the "Polar Express" excursions when he was 12 helping serve the hot cocoa to the little kids, when he was 15 they started training him to be the conductor for the excursions, he now has a weekend job with the scenic railroad as conductor and maintenance and fireman and assistant engineer, so maybe look into volunteering at the park or the zoo or the scenic railroad during your summer vacations. Sometimes you get invited to drive just because they know you by name because you hung around and helped every Saturday. That still happens, so consider giving volunteering a try and happy birthday anyway.