We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Polar Express Ride

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 789 Park Road 70, Palestine, TX 75801
Phone Number: 888-987-2461
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 122 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Valentines Dinner Train Ride

The Valentines dinner train ride was an experence. The train ride was a good experence around 3 hours round trip. The train is decorated with valentines decorations and each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Teresa O
,
Corinth, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Palestine, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Wanting a different outing with your Grandkids? Try a nightime ride on the TexasStateRailroad!Make memories they will never forget!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corinth, Texas
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Valentines dinner train ride was an experence. The train ride was a good experence around 3 hours round trip. The train is decorated with valentines decorations and each dinner table is decorated with long stem roses, and chocolate boxes. The couple that completed our four top was enjoyable and it was a nice talking with them. It seemed most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I enjoyed the entire experience. When you arrive, music is playing and decorations are in lights, photo stations were available - all to get everyone in the mood of the Polar Express. There was a tent with table and chairs to eat. You could purchase food from food trucks. A gift shop and inside the train station another photo you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Top Contributor
292 reviews 292 reviews
107 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A short ride was was alright, although a bit expensive. Was geered more for young families: pj's, Santa, characters, and the ride, but my teenage daughters enjoyed their experience. They came home with their decorated cookies and their souvenir hot chocolate mug.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was very disappointed with the ride and even more disappointed with customer service. I had to drive 2 1/2 hours to get to Palestine, waited in line for 30 minutes to pick up tickets. The woman in the booth looked at my tickets and said I could not have them for another hour because my ride was at later... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Austin, Texas, United States
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Let's just get it out of the way that this is PRICEY, especially for a fairly short excursion. We went middle-of-the-road on our tickets and I was happy. Cookies, all you could drink Cocoa (our 5yo was out of control on that-LOL), and PE mugs to take home. Our family does one sort of "big" Christmas splurge a year, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milan, Italy
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We took our two daughters (2 years, 5 years) and my elderly parents the day after Christmas and were so let down by this trip. It was a 2 1/2 hour car ride from Houston to get there which would have been fine, if the train ride was worth it. But we wouldn't even go back if it was 15... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Moore, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Our family made the five hour drive to Palestine, TX, all 12 of us, six adults and six kids, ages nine to one, and we didn't regret it for one minute. The ticketing is done online and, as promised, the tickets were waiting for us when we arrived. We chose the Lone Star level (middle of the three service routes)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was our second time to board the Polar express train. It was better this time than last time! Make sure you sit on the right side. Yes, the North Pole is really lacking and to an adult is extremely fake. However, my children think it's the real deal! A great christmas tradition!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

My family of 4 + grandma took the 8 pm trip on December 23 and purchased the regular seats because of our odd number (you can only purchase tickets in pairs in the other 2 classes). My boys are nearly 8 and 10 and they really enjoyed themselves. It was a bit cramped and I thought the cooks (dressed in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Polar Express Ride also viewed

 

Been to The Polar Express Ride? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Polar Express Ride staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?