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Fillmore & Western Railway Company

364 Main Street, Fillmore, CA 93015
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Fillmore
Type: Scenic Railroads
Description: A 2-1/2 hour round trip to Santa Paula, featuring "special train" days.
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Aptos, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The trains runs through a beautiful landscape, groves of oranges and avocados, and coastal mountains in the background. I learned little about a part of the state I was completely ignorant of until I came here. There's a long stop in Santa Paula where you can check out murals or even a couple of museums or find something to eat.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've gone on the Pumpkinliner a few times as well as a Christmas tree farm trip and the day excursion, with our young son. He loved the whole experience. Where else can you not only see but BOARD an old train? Try both the open air and the covered trains--both different equally fun. We got to see areas we'd have... More

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I love trains! We decided to do the Murder Mystery on the Filmore & Western. We have done the day trip before and loved it but this trip was a over nighter because it was a night trip.The actors were so personable. They went out of their way to talk to everyone, I was so impressed because... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This was billed as a "Magical Evening aboard the New Years Eve Train" and at $110 per person I was expecting something pretty memorable. I have travelled on trains all over the world and although not anticipating the Orient Express, I was hoping for a certain ambience, as were some of the other people who had clearly dressed for a... More

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Oxnard, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I wanted to spend some time with my 6 year old daughter so I took her on the Weekend Scenic tour. I'm from the area, so I had no illusions about the ride being especially scenic, unless farmland and ramshackle ranch-hand housing could be considered scenic. Nice views of the local mountains, though. Our railcar was kind of dirty. My... More

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La Verne, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We were a group of 21 and I thought it was excellent. We were running a little late and they were very helpful in helping us get there in time . We had kids ranging from 6 months to 13 and they all enjoyed it. I had read some not very good reviews so I was a little nervous but... More

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Redondo Beach, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Was so excited to take my family. The train was dirty, employees looked so uncomfortable and the North Pole was nothing more than 2 little shacks with some broken lights and Santa waved. It was $30 for adults and $20 for children. The best part was getting off the train and spending time with family

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Don't bother spending the money and the time to travel there. Took the train at night with my 4 and 7 year old. There was nothing to see out the windows....pitch black. The Elves handed out cold chocolate milk and packaged cookies. 1/2 way into the ride the train stops to pick up a not so good looking Santa who... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went on the Headless Horseman Train Ride and it's entertaining. They were originally scheduled to serve dinner on the train ride but due to circumstances they were unable to. So we took the train and sat outside for part of the ride which was fun then went inside as the weather cooled down. Once at the pumpkin patch, you... More

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Simi Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Don't waste your money. The train is slow slow slow, and when you arrive at whereever this place is there is absolutety nothing to do or see. And you are held hostage as you cannot return until the train does.Terrible...will never go back again.

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