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Hawaiian Railway

91-1001 Renton Road Ewa Beach, P.O. Box 60369, Ewa Beach, Oahu, HI 96706
(808) 681-5461
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Ewa Beach
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Learn all about the old rail system in ewa, the sugar cane culture and history and enjoy a train ride through this historic area! My 4 year old granddaughter enjoyed the ride!

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This train ride in open air old time cars is a lovely and fun ride. Departing on Sunday from the Ewa Beach depot, the train slowly takes you almost to Nanakuli and back. Bring a picnic lunch and some cold water and you are all set. It is full family fun and just as nice as a train ride gets.... More

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terri007
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When we lived there I would take my two kids on this while there dad was deployed multiple times. They loved it. I went back in January to pick up my adopted son's half-siblings that we are adopting and took them and their old foster parents on the train. They had lived there their entire lives and never went on... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The railway goes from the middle between Ewa Beach and Kapolei and goes all the way to Kahe Point, where the power plant warm water outfall is (where the snorkeling and fish you can see is spectacular becasue of the warm water, ironically). The ride is fun if abit bumpy. The friendly staff is volunteer and they do the operations... More

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My 4yr old grandson loved the train. Wish the tracks went further up the Waianae coast so our views were of more water than dry land. However the train staff was very informative re: island history. We met nice people sitting next to us and saw a few dolphins during the quick glimpses of the ocean.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's neat to go on the ride. Very hot, enjoyable. Cute gift shop. Bring water. Birthday parties there.

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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

On May 25, 2014, we visited the Hawaiian Railway Society. Earlier before coming to Oahu, I sent an email about reserving a locomotive cab ride since I am training as a locomotive engineer at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. The manager of operations was friendly and told me he could hook me up with one. I came to the railroad, dressed... More

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Don't expect all the tourist hype familiar at other venues, but you will have an old time Hawaii experience. Volunteers keep the railway working and funds are sparse, but this unique ride is a great Sunday event as part of your visit to the west side of Oahu.

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Marbella, Spain
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65 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It´s a nice idea to mantain a bit of the Hawaiian Railway history, even if there is not much left other than the rails. The view from the train was not all that great except for the last part of the trip (Ewa Beach). The kids liked it, though. Train ride takes 90 min. and the price ( 8 $... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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109 reviews 109 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Cool concept. Impossible to hear commentary. Smoky, bumpy and somewhat depressing scenery. No discount for locals will ensure I never return. My 3 year old daughter was not impressed.

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