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Brackenridge Eagle Miniature Train

Address: San Antonio, TX (Uptown Broadway)
Phone Number: 210-736-9534
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Ranked #21 of 143 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: There are two things just about every child in San Antonio has done — visited Brackenridge Park and...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Activities: Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: There are two things just about every child in San Antonio has done — visited Brackenridge Park and taken a ride on the Brackenridge Eagle Miniature Train. It'll take you on a scenic tour of the park, so you can rest your feet and enjoy the ride. It is also one of the longest miniature train rides in the world, covering 3.2 miles of track and taking guests to many stops around the park such as the zoo, sunken gardens, and the Witte Museum.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

So nice guy in the train explain the places there , it was a good tour with all family .. i loved the cats zone and the amazing trees 😌

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We took the train with our 6 & 8 year old boys, as our whole family loves train rides! The scenery in Brackenridge Park is really lovely, and it's nice to get on and off the train at its stops. We visited the Japanese Tea Garden and took a good hike before getting back on board for our return trip.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Right by the San Antonio Zoo, this train, not a tiny one but not a huge full-scale train, is a perfect size for children. The adults can ride too and the price is perfectly reasonable. Be sure to stop for a pic by the train before or after your ride. The conductor is fine with this!

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SAN ANTONIO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The train is a nice ride, especially for younger kids. It takes you around Brackenridge Park and is very comfortable.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My boys are 19 and 23 but we still have to ride the train when we visit the zoo. It is a 20 minute train ride through the heavily wooded park crossing the San Antonio river twice. There are stops at the Wittier Museum and Kiddie Land. You are allowed to rebound the train and continue your ride after visiting... More 

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Bulverde, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lots of simple history of South Texas area, artwork of early artists, and insight to regional industries.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The train ride was the highlight of the trip to San Antonio with my grandsons. The only problem - we got off at the Japanese Gardens and the wait to go back to the start would not be more than 15 minutes. We waited for 30 minutes and then the train was full and we decided to walk back to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Brackenridge Park Eagle Miniature Train is located in Brackenridge Park. Though Brackenridge Park is located in the center of San Antonio the park is reasonably wooded and has a peaceful rural ambience. The San Antonio River lazily courses through the park and the train crosses the river twice. The track is three plus miles round. By rail, the train... More 

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Westmont, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The train ride is a "gotta do it" if you have any children, guys who love trains, anyone who likes a fun ride through a park, and anyone who likes to sit down for a while. There is plenty of parking and a small shop with snacks and some gifts. This is not a major event but it is right... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

love the renovations done to the train....spraying it with bed liner is helping it look better, and hoping that it will keep it all intact for a long time to come!

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