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“A fun and relaxing ride” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Eagle Cap Excursion Train

Eagle Cap Excursion Train
300 N. 8th Street, Elgin, OR 97827
800-323-7330
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Elgin
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Beaverton, Oregon
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216 reviews 216 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“A fun and relaxing ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We went on the Mother's Day train. You don't see any roads/highways from the train - just great scenery and the river.

Visited May 2012
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Baker City, Oregon
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“Some people liked it. I wasn't one.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This trip along the river was purchased as a gift for me and we thought it was going to be fun and quaint. Instead, it was crowded, boring and the train only moved about 5 miles an hour for the whole time. They say it is where roads do not go and yet we saw houses and even cars across the way. Scenery is just as well seen from your own vehicle. My friend from Hawai'i had never been on a train before and couldn't understand why we had thought it would be fun. Never so glad to get off such a long, slow ride. Disappointing. Not cheap either. Sorry we went. We do laugh about it now though. Aloha.

Visited August 2011
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Oregon
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“Just ho hum”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I just found it to be overpriced, not comfortable, and a bit boring. The scenery is even better if you just drive.

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Kennewick, Washington
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“A very pleasant experience. Quaint.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

3 1/2 hour train ride along the Grande Ronde River in Oregon where roads do not go. Very pretty scenery, wildlife sightings. The train is staffed by friendly volunteers from the area who love to share their tales. A nice little box lunch is served. It is not fancy, but we felt it was well worth the time and money. When booking through the agent on their web site, you can arrange a very inexpensive room overnight in nearby LaGrande to make it more of a weekend trip. http://eaglecaptrain.com/ They said it is not handicapped accessible, but I think you could do it. Several elderly people who did not walk well were on the trip. Speak with the agent. A dog sitters is also available.

Visited September 2011
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