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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

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Address: P.O. Box G-1, Felton, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831-335-4484
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A train ride into a private redwood stand.

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Fun way to spend an afternoon

nice for all ages, good location for photographers fun day, only drawback to me the train that goes to Santa Cruz is only weekends and your only in Santa Cruz an hour, if its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Gilroy, California
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Gilroy, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

nice for all ages, good location for photographers fun day, only drawback to me the train that goes to Santa Cruz is only weekends and your only in Santa Cruz an hour, if its summer vacation you wouldn't have time to do much in Santa Cruz if the train ride is the main thing then its OK, price is kind... More 

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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

If you lack a sense of history, then this is not the place to find excitement. It is, though, an opportunity to go back in time riding a very unique piece of 1800's history at a very slow pace. I was as giddy as a child riding this beautiful piece of historical travel for the first time of my life.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Ride a steam train through the amazing redwoods at Felton, CA near Santa Cruz and you will want to go back again and again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I went with my mom, during memorial day. Ride was very pleasant, and relaxing, Bonus was the memorial day acts and props !

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Redding, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Weve been before with a large group over the summer. This time the weather was perfect. The property and the whole experience is great. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area. The 1 1/2 hour steam engine trip is just the right amount of time to see the redwoods and learn about the steam train.

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Felton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a Great spot to take a Steam Train ride through the Redwood Forest or catch a train to the Beach Boardwalk. What Fun we always have. The Dinner and Country dance parties are the best! Bring Friends to share is a world class country event.

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Plano, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We drove the hour and 20 minutes from San Francisco so our 7yr old could experience the redwoods up close and personal. This 1 1/2 hour steam train ride was a great way to do that. It felt like we stepped back into the 1800s and there were loads of activities for the kids to do before the train departed... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had some switches for sure. I wanted to take my dad and cousins on the steam train. Their schedule only allowed us to go midweek. There was only a 12:30 diesel train. We purchased tickets and decided to enjoy ourselves regardless. When we walked in from the parking lot, we saw the small diesel. We had brought a picnic... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Roaring Camp Railway at Fenton, near Santa Cruz has steam train rides that climb through Redwood forest. Situated adjacent to the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, the site offers a unique trip into the past. The historic Dixiana engine was originally designed for very steep inclines, the return trip up to Bear Mountain takes an hour or so, and... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I rode this train in absolute awe as we entered the redwood forest! I felt like a little kid! Do not hesitate to jump at the chance to take this train ride. It will be something you will never forget. My only wish was that I would have been better able to hear the narrator over the sound of the... More 

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