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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

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Address: 403 American Way, Garibaldi, OR
Phone Number: (855) 842-7972
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Scenic train ride

We enjoyed our train ride from Garibaldi to Rockaway,the very nice views of the ocean,when we arrived in Rockaway we got off and enjoyed a ice cream cone of Tillamook ice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Although there are covered, old-fashioned cars, to really appreciate the ride, grab a seat in the open car. The train passes between the highway and the coast from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach, just a slower way to go than driving. There is no historic commentary, only an appropriately dressed conductor who punches the tickets and an old-timey engineer. The ride... More 

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Veneta, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We enjoyed our train ride from Garibaldi to Rockaway,the very nice views of the ocean,when we arrived in Rockaway we got off and enjoyed a ice cream cone of Tillamook ice cream,had a very good time.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was a fun ride with a well educated and friendly volunteer train crew. The scenic ride along several lakes and the bay was spectacular. We had our choice of riding in a regular passenger car, an open car or an open car with a roof. There was a half hour stop in Rockaway where you could go down and... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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148 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We thought this ride would offer a coastal view, but it really doesn't. I think the prices are very expensive for what it is, too. Plus, they rain is so slow, one could walk faster. Not much to do in Garibaldi either.

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were disappointed with the dinner train experience. The food was mediocre at best although the service was excellent. The trip route only has a few ocean views and those were nothing special. Mostly the tracks run alongside highway 101 and trees. The dining car seemed to have no ventilation at all and was so stuffy I got a headache.... More 

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Leicestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Traveling up the Oregon coast we decided to take a break and travel on the railroad, having just arrived in time. Parking was easy, just next to the start in Garibaldi. For $18 each there is not much on offer. The loco was not the larger type shown in the pictures but a smaller logging company type, not so impressive.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice ride along the bay, did not get to ride up to Rockaway due to track maitenance. The train gives you time to take pictures of the coastline with out having to find a place to pull over

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Kansas City
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This railroad uses a 2 cylinder steam powered locomotive to pull several passenger cars on a one hour excursion between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach with a half hour layover at each end. The locomotive began life pulling logging trains up steep grades and around sharp curves. It has 4 wheels that are shaft driven. The whistle and bell sound to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Kids loved it! Views were beautiful. You can choose from open, semi-open and covered train cars. You pay on board, ccards accepted.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is definitely a step back in time and a very scenic trip on the Oregon Coast. We sat in the open air car at the very end of the train and the only negative is that the whistle can get very loud so if you have little ones, this might not be the seat for you! I was traveling... More 

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