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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

403 American Way, Garibaldi, OR
(855) 842-7972
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Garibaldi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was excited to have my mother in law along for our vacation since she was willing to go on the fall splendor train ride with me. We were looking forward to it for months. We had car trouble on our way and ended up making the train with just seconds to spare! They were very understanding and made us... More

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735 reviews 735 reviews
151 attraction reviews
1,693 helpful votes 1,693 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This past Saturday we enjoyed the 2 hour ride along the Nehalem River. We sat in one of the outside cars. The scenery was beautiful and the other passengers were fun to chat with. This was the Fall Splendor ride. A very enjoyable way to spend a warm Fall afternoon on the coast! :).

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Salem, OR
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went with a group on the Fall Splendor Tour. Trees had not yet started to change colors. Traveled along the Nehalem River. Scenery was great.

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Amherst, NH
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Decided to take a scenic steam powered railroad trip yesterday. The ride along the bay from Garibaldi to Rockaway on a clear September day was quite delightful. We rode on the open car, but others chose a restored 1932 passenger car, and others chose a covered open car. I think we had the best choice because the views were unobstructed... More

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Portland, Oregon
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129 reviews 129 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Well, it's hard to review something you take for granted w/out some chagrin. We have a cottage on the Oregon Coast and while I prefer to spend my time fishing that's not always in the cards. Many times a year I'm at the coast with my two kids when my wife is working weekends. This is how it started and... More

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Windom, Kansas, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We are flatlanders, and don't get the chance to ride a train. This was a treat for us to be able to see the coast of Oregon from a steam train. There are picture opportunities abound from the train, and after arriving in Seaside. The train is operated by ALL VOLUNTEERS, and you can tell they enjoy doing it. Persons... More

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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I are train nerds, so this is just too cool for school, a real working steam engine, and in Rockaway they have fresh made popcorn with that cheesy stuff on it. Life doesn't get any better. And another great thing about Rockaway is their parking lot has power outlets so if our electric car had the range,... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There are dinner train rides and special events. We took the basic ride between two coastal towns; 1/2 hour one way from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach (or visa versa), 1/2 hour rest at the town, 1/2 hour ride back. The waterway, ocean, inlet views are beautiful and peaceful. You pass by a town in which many of the cottage-like homes... More

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Portland, OR
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a pleasure! Restored historic railroad runs right along the beautiful bay, stopping long enough to see the beach in Rockaway and get some salt water taffy or an ice cream cone - an absolute pleasure every time we have stopped! If you are traveling from Rockaway to Garibaldi, there is a Dairy Queen in Garibaldi for the stop-over ice... More

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Portland, OR
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed our scenic train ride from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach. Our 2 year old daughter has been into trains and wanting to ride one and this was her first train ride. While a little short, it was perfect for her. Loved the open-air cars.

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