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Hill Country Flyer

Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Address: Highway 183, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512-477-8468
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Activities: Group tours/train
Description: Weekly train ride that tours on a 33-mile journey through Texas' Hill...
Weekly train ride that tours on a 33-mile journey through Texas' Hill Country.
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North Pole Flyer - suppose to be different for christmas!

We have ridden the flyer during normal times (no special events) and it was a good time at reasonable rate. We thought we should do one of the special events. We choose the North... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
deltongwells
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We have ridden the flyer during normal times (no special events) and it was a good time at reasonable rate. We thought we should do one of the special events. We choose the North Pole Flyer. The price was more which is understandable for a special event. Beware this is what the website states. "Our 1960 Alco diesel powers the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We road from cedar park depot to Bertram depot. The ride was great and the seats were very comfortable. The sovereigns were good and there was restrooms and the staff was very friendly. One important point they don't tell you: they assign seats and if you want a seat by the window so you can see the scenery you MUST... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you like trains and want to see some hill country sights in a unique way, this train is for you! This is a perfect thing to do in spring or fall when the weather is not too hot (most cars do not have air conditioning unless you get the upgrade section). It does not cost that much to ride... More 

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Corpus Christi, TX
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98 reviews 98 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is still billed as a steam train, though a diesel has replaced the steam locomotive while it's out for overhaul for an extended time. Nevertheless, the cars are all interesting and authentic, dating from the 1920s to 1950s. There are different schedules -- we took the longest trip, six hours overall, from Austin to Burnet and back. We wound... More 

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Burnet, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband purchased tickets for the Austin Steam Train to celebrate my birthday. He went all out and purchased the most expensive seats. They weren't worth the price. BUT, the train ride was nice and relaxing. Some of the cars are air conditioned, some are not. We moved to a car that was not air conditioned, but we were traveling... More 

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Houston, TX
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband is a train freak - so we ride lots of trains. This was one of the best ones. The car we rode in was so nice and very comfortable. The scenery on the trip was nice. The whole experience was very family friendly. It wasva great trip.

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Wimberley, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

A joyous, fun day with my daughter and her best friend! The staff was absolutely wonderful!!! Highly recommend!

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Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

This is a wonderful adventure for anyone. Never boring! Reservations fill fast.

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Austin, TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Take a slow and comfy train ride through small-town Texas. The enthusiasm of the all-volunteer train club that runs this venue is infectious. They typically run weekends only, but they do offer special events through the year. Their special dinner train for Valentine's Day is truly romantic.

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Houston, Texas
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230 reviews 230 reviews
56 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

The Hill Country Flyer is only one of the excursions offered by the Austin Steam Train Association. See the review for the Austin Steam Train in Cedar Park, Texas for other reviews. The Austin Steam Train is an excursion railroad offering a number of different excursions including a special "Thomas Train" excursion and dinner trips that include a meal and... More 

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