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Mt. Hood Railroad

110 Railroad Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031
541 386 3556
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Ranked #16 of 22 Attractions in Hood River
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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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Seattle, WA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We took my elderly parents on the Sunday brunch/lunch train. It's a relaxing 3/12 hr. ride through a beautiful part of Oregon. We saw pear orchards, vineyards, abandoned towns and other small populated towns while traveling through forests along the Hood River. We rode in the dome car and it was very comfortable. The narration on the first part of... More

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louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the train ride. Very relaxing and got a nice view of Mt. Hood. Good way to pass the time while my husband and son where out riding trails. Staff were super friendly. Enjoyed the ride. Only one stop in Parkdale, which is a small small small town

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Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is an expensive jaunt on a train if you do the Polar Express ride! We did the Diamond Class seating (table configurations) in the evening because I thought it would be more magical, but they don't really have any good Christmas light displays along the route. Do not spend the extra money on the Sky Dome seats for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I would recommend the murder mystery dinner train for a couple. It was a lot of fun. The meal was wonderful and the service was great. The stop in the little town by Mt. Hood was very nice. The murder mystery was a lot of fun. It did not feel like there was air conditioning on the train, however, so... More

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The Dalles, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We (I have a 4 year old, and 1.5 year old) were very excited for the Dinosaur Train, but were rather disappointed on arrival. The women at the ticket counter seemed out of sorts, and were very short with customers. When we got on the train, I was a little surprised that there were NO decorations other than plastic leaves.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great ride through the orchards and up the mountain. Kids enjoyed the "robbers" and we enjoyed the narrations.

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Gosport, IN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I actually took this train ride in 2012. My parents live where we can look down from their home and see the train station. It is a very slow, gentle ride up the hills where there is a stunning view of Mt. Hood. You can sit on the upper level of a two level train car. This provides some amazing... More

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Beaverton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We brought our 4 1/2 year old and he was the perfect age. The 30 minute train ride was just the right length and we loved the sing-along. Each activity at the adventure park was fun but brief, great for his attention span. He was excited to bring home his nature trackers card and the "fossils" he dug up. I... More

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Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Mt. Hood Railroad, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for taking a moment to tell us about your fantastic experience on the Dinosaur Train! Everyone at the Mount Hood Railroad worked very hard to bring this event to families in Oregon and we're so glad to hear all the positive feedback. We hope to welcome you aboard again! More

Eugene, Oregon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We chose to ride the train to escape the heat, see the landscape from this perspective, and besides - it's a great way to support some Oregon history. We watched Mt Hood grow from a tiny, distant peak to a awe inspiring sight that filled the dome car's back windows. We learned much about the local orchards and I'm sure... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Took the wee bairns to the Mt. Hood Railroad's Dinosaur Train theme'd ride. It was a blast. The kids really enjoyed the experience. There was a short train ride and games, songs and lots of fun to be had. I have heard they've done the same for Sodor and Thomas which I need to keep an eye out for... Anyhoo,... More

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