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Historic Jefferson Railway

400 E. Austin, Jefferson, TX 75657
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Jefferson
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Geared to young children, and enjoyable for all ages. I guess anyone who is expecting a huge horror ride would be disappointed. It is not choreographed to produce terror. This is a family ride that is a hit in a dozen different ways. Nighttime fun for everyone. As many laughs as screams. Beautiful ride through the bottomlands of the Big... More

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Texarkana, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was thinking about taking my kids to ride on the Halloween fright train last weekend but was checking on getting tickets and it was sold completely out. I bought tickets a week in advance for the next weekend, I assumed it must be really good if the train is sold out. I have to say the ticket buying process... More

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Jefferson, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We rode the train during the May Civilwar Days this past Spring. The Locomotive Chase was super fun with fighting all around the train. And at one point the train stopped and we were treated to their new Naval Gunboat firing on the troops on shore around the train. It truly was a BLAST, experiencing all the action all around... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The kids will love this. Maybe we are kids at heart, because we loved it too. We were there for their National Day of The cowboy celebration. Sure, the railway was the only place for the celebration- the rest of the town had no clue, and the locomotive was in for repairs, so our engine was somewhat cartoonish, but everything... More

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Texas City, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Regular train is broken but it is a fun little ride. We did ghost train but no ghost, just a lot of deers. Stories were all the same stuff you read online.

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Aledo, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While in Jefferson we went for the 8pm ghost train one evening. The ride was very fun. Saw a lot of history and wildlife after listening to several ghost stories before hand. They spent a lot of time talking about big foot being sighted in the woods. I thought they might have a "sighting" for us to enjoy...... would be... More

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Longview, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We are in train mode at our house because of our train loving toddler. We made the trip with our toddler and my husband's parents Mother's day weekend. The cost is a little high, but the ride is longer than most we have been on. The steam engine is out of service so the diesel engine (my mil called it... More

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Tyler, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Like others have said, their regular train is out for repair. This did not bother us. It was our 4 year old's first train ride, so we were not picky. It was the perfect length of time, and the skit they put on is entertaining. We were there during their annual "train days" so the tickets were $15 for adults,... More

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Arlington, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I took an enjoyable ride on this train last Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, the steam locomotive is waiting for a boiler repair, so a small (diesel-powered?) yard tug pulled the 3 or 4 cars. A lack of funds is evident at this attraction. I gave them a $50 donation toward fixing the locomotive. I enjoyed my visit, but they need to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I took my kids to this last year around this time. It was fun. We were told real stories and accounts of things that actually happened in Jefferson. This time.... it was ridiculous. The lady read out of a book for the ghost stories. I don't even know what the book was. Had nothing to do with Jefferson. And the... More

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