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Mt. Hood Railroad

110 Railroad Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031
541 386 3556
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Ranked #14 of 21 attractions in Hood River
Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic Drives
Traveler Description: Mount Hood Railroad is a century-old railroad that departs from Hood River and travels along the glacial fed Hood River then through orchards... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Our trip on the Mt. Hood Railroad was very informative and took us through many towns that most guests to Hood River never see. It gave you that step back in time to see how the railroad operated in the days of past and how it tied the little towns along the tracks together. The narrated trip lasts for about... More

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Auburn, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our ride on the railroad, which took us from Hood River to Parkdale through the apple, pear and wine fields and along some beautiful waterways. It was scenic and we traveled through many small towns we might otherwise not have seen. The barbeque in Parkdale is worth the $10. We enjoyed ours sitting out in the sun. Bring... More

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Sandy, OR
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had our first experience on the Mt Hood Railroad today. I purchased a Groupon for a group of 4 of us from Hood River to Parkdale. It was actually very nice overall for what I BROUGHT TO IT. I packed my friends a wonderful picnic lunch complete with champagne (consumed off the train) and strawberries w/chocolate. BUT I cannot... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

we went on the polar express train and I must say we were disappointed. the brochure made for a fancy show but the ride itself was nothing more than disappointment! the hot chocolate was very watered down and cold, the hot chocolate and cookies weren't even offered to everyone. There was my husband and I and our daughter. They only... More

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Bend, Oregon
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I am so disappointed...I have been wanting to take my daughter on this trip for years and finally decided to buy tickets tonight. I am SO glad I read the reviews first. Clearly, management doesn't care. There are YEARS of the SAME, REPEATED complaints on these reviews: 1. A Santa Claus of questionable character, dressed in drab and sexually harassing... More

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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

we drove from Vancouver wa, excited to go with our 8 tickets we arrived and "O" my god the hell begun. we were packed in the train depot 400 people in a building built for 200. people were packed in the bathroom, for over 75 min, we went to board the train and it was warm dirty and no decorations... More

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Excitement of the story quickly disappear after encountering a Bad Santa who chewed his elf's out in front of kids who thought we was real. The experience in the dome car which you pay a fortune for also was supposed to come with bells to share the experience, but instead bad attitude Santa said he did not have enough for... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I was so excited to finally be able to give my Children this experience. I have a 5 yr old who would watch the Polar express movie non stop daily if I would let him. Needless to say we were excited and that quickly diminished as we entered the train. The Seats were ripped so badly the foam under neath... More

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Eugene, Oregon
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We recently took the Polar Express ride and were shocked at the lack of effort put forth to make it a special experience. We were three families with young children who were all very excited to ride the train, see the North Pole and meet Santa. When the experience was finished they were all left wondering what the heck was... More

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Meagan B, Manager at Mt. Hood Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on the Polar Express. This is the biggest event of the year for us here at the Mt. Hood Railroad and we do our best at making this a magical event for all the children that attend. We will take all of your comments into consideration for planning and improving next years event. Happy New... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

The main point of this review is to give them kudos for mailing us sleigh bells after we forgot to get them from santa. That was really nice. When we were there it was really crowded, but they were very efficient at getting people through will call by having one employee walk through the line and help while the others... More

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Meagan B, Manager at Mt. Hood Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on the Polar Express. I'm glad you had a good time and hope to see you again next season! More

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