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Brackenridge Eagle Miniature Train

San Antonio, TX (Uptown Broadway)
210-736-9534
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Ranked #12 of 146 Activities in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Amusement
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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Attraction details
Type: Parks, Amusement
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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Houston, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

great place for kids and families..next to Brackenridge zoo...great place to see and educate kids on. Japanese tea gardens not too far away either

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We always ride the train after going to the zoo. Nice ride to take a break after all the walking we did at the zoo. Kids love love it!

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If there is a history, it was not shared with us. We were told what we were going past but that was about it no colorful stories or details-that was a disappointment. It's a cute little ride-more for the younger kids though.

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

To hop on, and enjoy the slow ride around the park. Be a tourist for the day. Wave at those lolly-gagging around the park having romantic picnics. Watch the ducks quack. See the horses on the trails. Listen for exotic birds. Breathe deep and relax on the miniature train. Small in size, BIG in fun!

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

ok expericence. Value is okay and it is just a ride around the park. not much on the sightseeing side. great for small children for the experience of riding on a train.

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of the best things about the park. After you've finished visiting the zoo climb aboard and take the train over to the Witte Museum to see the exhibits and play in the Tree House then take the train back.

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