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Roaring Camp Railroads

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Address: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831-335-4484
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Description: See California’s towering redwood trees from two historic railroads. Ride...
See California’s towering redwood trees from two historic railroads. Ride steam trains to Bear Mountain or Beach Trains to Santa Cruz. Visit an 1880s logging town located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Between San Francisco and Monterey Bay in Felton.
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Roaring Camp Railroads

It was nice and cool the day we visited. Nothing much to do other than the Train ride. But if your in Santa Cruz its a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was nice and cool the day we visited. Nothing much to do other than the Train ride. But if your in Santa Cruz its a must.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Going to Santa Cruz Boardwalk in Santa Cruz can be done by car or better yet, by the Roaring Camp beach train! We purchased our tickets online, and after getting to the area in Felton, parked all day for $8.00 in a very clean and well kept property. Most important note is that they have better restroom accommodations, even for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We purchased tickets (quite pricey, even with military discount) from our military travel office and were told that they were good for "any time" and to just get to the train 30 minutes prior to departure. We got there at 9:30, for the 10am train - only to find out that in addition to ticket purchase, we had to call... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I went solo on the Big Trees train, and it was a great ride! For me, I appreciated being able to just chug along and look up and around at the amazing Redwoods!!!! If you have young kiddos who may not quite be ready to appreciate the sitting still for 30-45 minutes in a train, a small activity would probably... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Yes, you can get married here. Our guests were blown away by the train ride and the ceremony in the redwood grove. It made for a very unique day and some amazing pictures!

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Penzance, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I took the BeachTrain from Santa Cruz to Felton. We decided against sitting in either the open or canopy covered carriages but chose the saloon car which had comfortable seats. We initially trundled through housing and industrial estates before entering the redwood tree estates until after an hour we reached Felton where we stayed for an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went just last week with etended family and found this to be a great spot. We were able to see some interesting old time printing devices and watch someone print paper bags on it. The person was very knowledgable about the history of printing and kept our interest for quite some time. The history that is told on the train... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Do yourself a favor and take this train trip back into time. who would have thought of a logging train this close to the pacific ocean? It's fun and the hamburgers are good too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I had higher expectations for the train ride. The tour guide didn't provide a great tour experience, kinda boring. Not much time at the top to explore and my 4 year old fell asleep on the way back down. The food was good, but gift shop was lacking. All in all, I think it was pricey for the experience.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Young to old will enjoy the visit to Roaring Camp starting with a walk across the covered bridge to the old west town setting where you can purchase your tickets to ride the train up into the redwoods.

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Additional Information about Roaring Camp Railroads

Address: Address: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831-335-4484
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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