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Address: 34 W Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone Number: (301) 898-0899
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Awesome Fun for the Family

My little ones go nuts for trains and this was an adventure. We took the cowboy train in the summer. The crew and the train is set up wild west style and the train stops fand the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
AmericanMcCouple
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

My little ones go nuts for trains and this was an adventure. We took the cowboy train in the summer. The crew and the train is set up wild west style and the train stops fand the scenes unfold right outside the train. The robbers then come on the train and "rob" you and take off with the loot. Then... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I got tickets for 20 family members to help celebrate my mom's Birthday! Everyone loved it and had a great time. The food was great, and the actors proved to be good at adlibbing on the spot thanks in part to some of my family members trying to get into the act. And I can not say enough about the... More 

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Thank Caryl T
PA
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The train ride was nice but we were traveling with a 3 yr old & 7 yr old. We should have taken them when there was a "special" theme.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The food was AWESOME, the actors were fabulous, funny, and great entertainment. The train was really put together well and the servers were really nice and friendly. I liked it so much we are doing it again this year 2015- and the menu looks even better this year :-) I highly recommend it.

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Richmond, Virginia
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214 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

While visiting in the Frederick, Maryland area, we saw the brochure for this Railroad Train Ride, in Walkersville, MD, only a short drive out of Frederick. Note: This Railroad does not open for Train Rides everyday, they have a day and time schedule and it is limited. However, they do advertise about having Dinner Train Rides and other events from... More 

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Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We were the last ones still exploring the train that day when the engineer came up and asked my 4 year old son what he wanted to be when he grew up. His reply, "a train driver". He then invited us to join him in returning the train back to the shed! The look on my child's face was one... More 

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1 Thank DawnDunaj
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I haven't taken the Ride as yet but the train depot is near my home so I hear the whistle blow. It sounds like the past, it sounds like mystery and romance. We bought tickets for our grandson to ride with Santa last year, what fun. This year I will go too and chug along to the sound of children... More 

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our group of 32 arranged for an hour-long trip south from Walkersville, MD, on a warm, sunny afternoon. The open air rail cars were great fun and provided a woodsy view into the Frederick County countryside. Our conductor provided helpful narrative regarding the train and the lovely views. The employees/volunteers who took care of our group were "over-the-top" friendly and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were two adults and and two kids, 5 and 2.The fare was quite reasonable, only $40 for all four. My son and the two grandchildren had been on the train before, but they seemed to be enjoying from the start. The train was pulled by a diesel engine, and we sat in an open wagon. The staff, I was... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Walkersville Southern Railroad is an all-volunteer operation that runs from Walkersville, Maryland to the outskirts of Frederick, about 6 1/2 miles one way. The railroad has a variety of early diesel engines, although we rode a steam train that had been borrowed from an owner in Indiana and trucked in. There is a nicely restored station, a small museum,... More 

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