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Address: 211 SW Austin, Baker City, OR 97814
Phone Number: (541) 894-2268
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Great Train Ride

Both adults and children in our group loved the train ride. The conductor and crew are knowledgeable and friendly, sharing the nitty-gritty (and very interesting!) details of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2014
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Both adults and children in our group loved the train ride. The conductor and crew are knowledgeable and friendly, sharing the nitty-gritty (and very interesting!) details of the Sumpter Valley Railway and train.

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Kennewick
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our photography club rented #19 for a day of photography. The train took us to good spots and the train backed up and would come forward and steam and black smoke would come out of the stack. We did this from 8:00 - 4:00. It brought us back to Sumpter for a hour and half for lunch. The volunteers that... More 

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Nampa, ID
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was our 2nd ride on the Sumpter Valley Railway - and this was a fall foliage and train photographers ride. It's an all day affair (if you stay for the one-time night shoot it's something like 14 hours of fun.) We hit the right light and the folks running the Railway know all the best spots. We got on... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a good time on an old Steam Locomotive, 30 min. ride on the train to Sumpter from McEwen , which is about 10 miles from Sumpter. Prices were reasonable for the round trip ride. Saw lots of wildlife on the ride.

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Seattle, Washington
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160 reviews 160 reviews
75 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

While staying in Baker City, OR, we saw an add for this train ride at the hotel. After reading reviews we decided to try it and we had a great time. The drive out was very pretty as we followed the river through the mountains. The station was easy to find and we bought our round trip tickets there. The... More 

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Syracuse, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We saw deer, a hawk and ducks on the ride! It was a fun little ride! Don't expect much out of the depots as far as shopping and you won't be disappointed.

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Alva, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

What wonderful comfortable easy ride either inside or in an open car or both. The scenery is of a stark mining area but with many ponds and wildlife present. The Railway staff are as informative and helpful as anyone could ask for. My wife and I enjoyed our ride and wouldn't hesitate suggesting others should do the same.

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Redmond, Oregon
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153 reviews 153 reviews
38 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This little oil fired 2-6-2 prarie steamer is oil fired and lumbers along very sedately. The engine is lovely and the steam whistle sound is an unequalled pleasure to hear. I only rated this down because the short (6 mile?) run travels thru the wasteland created by the Sumpter Dredge...and it depressed me to see so many square miles of... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We've stopped twice now. Boy is do they make this a great experience. You get to ride on a real train. If you sit in the open car, you can actually see the ashes from the wood settling around you. This isn't too far off of the Freeway (about 15-20 min). You pay for your train ride, wait for it... More 

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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We boarded the train for a roundtrip from McEwen to Sumpter, it was an awesome experience. We sat outside and they told us before we left the station that while going in to Sumpter we might want to move inside due to ashes from the woodburning engine landing on our clothes, it wasn't that bad at all, the black specs... More 

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