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The Polar Express Ride

Address: 789 Park Road 70, Palestine, TX 75801
Phone Number: 888-987-2461
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Palestine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Tours, Adventure
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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Fabulous trip with grand children. Hampton Inn made the whole trip perfect. Lindsey at the front desk was extremely helpful

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This great family outing starts the season off in a magical way. Young and old unite to enjoy the trip on that great steam engine train to the North Pole on the Polar Express. Hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies are served to all. My 4 year old grandson and 10 year old both enjoyed it. Many were accompanied by... More

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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you want to continue the mystery of Christmas, this is a great ride. Around 1 hour in length it goes to "North Pole". The little ones were amazed and was super happy with the singing and dancing as well as seeing Santa and the Elves. Each child received a silver bell. I would suggest you purchase the book "The... More

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Whitehouse, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The Polar Express at the Texas State Railroad is a must for the whole family. We will definitely make it a holiday tradition.

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Kilgore, Texas
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166 reviews 166 reviews
69 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Took my two grandchildren for this experience. We had booked on the Diamond Class and were not disappointed. The wait is not great, very crowded but is all worthwhile once you get on the train. The young people that entertained us were exceptional. They made it so much fun. They even took pictures for us....So much fun for everyone. We... More

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Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It's been a few years since our last visit and decided to do it again given our great experience last time. We had an equally great time the second visit. There have been some much needed improvements. Mostly the ticket booth was much more organized and much faster than before. The train itself was very clean and just as fun... More

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Marksville, Louisiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This trip was awesome!!! I have a 13 year old daughter and a 6 year old son. There are not many things that we can do together where they are both satisfied due to their age and gender difference. This trip was great. Both of my children had a very good time and so did I. Looking forward to doing... More

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Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We rode the Polar Express on 12/21 and we booked the 8:10pm one. We arrived a bit early to take everything in. There's honestly not too much to do while you are waiting, but that wasn't a big deal. We rode in diamond class and were one of the lucky ones that managed to get a table. My six year... More

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Katy, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

For lovers of the book and/or movie, you won't be disappointed. It was on the high end as far as cost, but we enjoyed our trip. For future visitors,wear layers and bring blankets. It was cold inside and outside. Arrive at least an hour before departure time if you want a seat on the right side of the train to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We went on the Polar Express Ride just after the Christmas. Well, after spending$120(2adult & 2kids) , We thought we'll at least see the North Pole Lights...but the North Pole Lights are visible from just one side(If u are going, grab a seat opposite of the train platform) & we got nothing much to see other than people's heads! You'll... More

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