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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 #2 of 7 Attractions in Ewa Beach
Type: Scenic Railroads
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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lots of fun for all ages. Very informative and scenic. Safe for kids.Also can make arrangements for night rides .

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montreal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Take the train ride for the history it represents, the ride itself is nothing to write home about. Nice that on the return, everyone had changed sides so we all go to see what is frankly some pretty boring landscape. The commentary would have been better if it was more audible. Both train and people noise tended to drown out... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We've vacationed on the island of Oahu some 25 times. I can't say how long ago we 'discovered' this railroad but, like Pearl Harbor, rarely miss visiting her. We're NOT railroad buffs of any kind. We just fell in love with this 'touch of the past' and all the sights and sounds that go with it. What a relaxing, DIFFERENT... More

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