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“Fun day on the railroad” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mt. Hood Railroad

Mt. Hood Railroad
110 Railroad Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031
541 386 3556
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Murder Mystery Dinner Train from Hood River
Ranked #14 of 17 Attractions in Hood River
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Owner description: Tourist railroad offering 4-hour scenic tours through the Hood River Valley to the base of Mt. Hood on a historic Excursion Train, Dinner Train or Brunch Train.
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Yelm, Washington
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“Fun day on the railroad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I had a group of 22 people that thoroughly enjoyed the nice scenery, good food that was prepared and served on the train, and employee's that kept each and everyone's needs very well taken care of.
I would recommend pre-ordering your lunches, because there are limited restaurant services in the small town of Parkdale and there are usually lines, especially if the train is fairly full.
For older citizens that have trouble climbing stairs, there is a lift provided to accommodate those who require assistance.
On a perfectly clear day, there are views of both Mount Adams in Washington and Mount Hood in Oregon during the ride to Parkdale. FANTASTIC!!!
Highly recommend going. This was my 4th train ride.

Visited June 2013
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Meagan B, Manager at Mt. Hood Railroad, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Wow! Thank you for joining us with your group and for taking the time to post your wonderful review. We are pleased to know that you had such a great time and look forward to seeing you again for your 5th trip aboard the Mt. Hood Railroad. Take care, Meagan
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Chicago
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“What a nice day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My daughter, my mother (90) and took the Mt. Hood Railroad tour. It was really nice. We were well taken care of. They seated us at a nice table (booth type) and we chugged along enjoying the relaxing setting and view outside the full window next to our table. The table was already set with fresh fruits and sweet breads. Our server brought coffee, etc. Soon afterwards our pre-ordered breakfasts arrived. The quiche and crepes were super delicious. Our server was always nearby and happy to give us whatever we wanted. The train came to a stop for an hour in a small town and we were served breakfast on the return trip. What a nice way to spend a day. It was truly enjoyable.

Visited June 2013
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Meagan B, Manager at Mt. Hood Railroad, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review about our Brunch Train. I'm glad that we could make the trip for you and your family so enjoyable. We hope to see you again on one of our many train rides. Take care, Meagan
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Houston, Texas
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“train ride”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The train ride up to Mt Hood was enjoyable if you like train rides. the tracks were in poor condition which made the train rock a whole lot and the guy that was narrating was just reading words from a paper which was a little boring

Visited June 2013
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Meagan B, Manager at Mt. Hood Railroad, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for joining us on the Parkdale Excursion Train. We are glad that you enjoyed your train ride. The tracks can feel a little bumpy at times but I can assure you they are safe. We will suggest to the Narrator to put a little pep in his step to enhance the trip. Again, thank you and hope to see you again in the future. Take care, Meagan
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Missouri Valley, Iowa
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“Relaxing but a bit disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Took the excursion train (10 am - 2 pm) in the dome car. We thought it was going around or at least to Mt. Hood, but later realized it only went to a very small town not near Mt Hood--where we had a 1 hour wait to evidently explore the town. Scenery was beautiful and it was nice having the experience of riding on a train. It was interesting to see the orchards, which we wouldn't have bothered to see had we not been on the train. The trip there was fine, but coming back the exact same way we had gone was a bit mundane and most people in our car took the opportunity to fall asleep. A bit expensive to get a 1 1/2 hour nap!

Visited June 2013
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Meagan B, Manager at Mt. Hood Railroad, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for joining us on one of our Parkdale Excursion Train rides. Unfortunately there isn't a train that travels to Mt. Hood but our train gets you to about 10 miles from the base with breathtaking views! I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery and hope that you will join us on one of our other trips we offer such as the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. We have entertainment the entire trip back. I can promise you that no one will be sleeping on this return trip. Take care, Meagan
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Carson, Washington
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“Pretty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

It was very fun and has a pretty view the whole way round! Long enough for the money, but not long enough to fall asleep!

Visited September 2012
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Meagan B, Manager at Mt. Hood Railroad, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a positive review about our train. We take pride in what our customers think about our railroad and we appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again in the future aboard the Mt. Hood Railroad.
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