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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

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Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
Phone Number: 831-335-4484
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A train ride into a private redwood stand.

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The hour and a half train ride through the Santa Cruz mountains is worth the money. A 100 year old steam engine pulling the open train cars is so cool.The train noises and sight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
americoteixeira
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hour and a half train ride through the Santa Cruz mountains is worth the money. A 100 year old steam engine pulling the open train cars is so cool.The train noises and sight seeing is awsome.Mountains and hudge parks, we got the all package.Felt like i was 10 again. Just great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I have always been a fan of Roaring Camp railroads, so we decided to take a trip to the big tree railroad.. The trip was fantastic including the stop on top of Bear Mountain before our return trip back to Roaring Camp. Roaring Camp itself is well-kept, the general store, the snack shop, restrooms, are all very... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place for "Day out with Thomas" event in August 2016. The Thomas train ride was nice. It took around half n hour. There was a separate queue for taking pictures with the Thomas train engine & few character like "Sir Topham Hatt". Apart from this main attraction there were few other events/activities like face painting, bubble area,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the type of thing that people take their children to but we adult ladies (69&45) had a great time. We wanted to see the "big trees" and sure did. The steam train goes every couple of hours and is a 90 minute ride. The waiting area is a mini destination with a store, restaurant and other things to... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hour and a half train ride through the Santa Cruz mountains is really nice. There is a 100 year old steam engine pulling the open train cars and that is really cool in and of itself. Hearing the train noises and seeing the steam shooting out can really add to the experience. The open train cars aren't super comfortable... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Roaring Camp for a Day Out With Thomas (DOWT) event in August 2015. I am planning to take my twin 3-year-olds back to Roaring Camp for DOWT in October 2016, and am writing the review to give people a head's up about what you will find and how to prepare if you go. The Good: If your kid... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had pre-ordered, pre-paid our tickets on line & found that was very good idea, it sure cut down time in line to check in. Tickets were reasonably priced as well. The trip was very nice, reasonably comfortable, though no roof on the cars made it a bit warm in the sun while waiting to depart. The narration was good,... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is a steam powered train. The ride is through the redwood forest. This makes a great combination. Our tour group loved this!

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Thank lovestrees
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful treasure in the mountains. Fun town with little buildings. Blacksmith, general store etc. band and BBQ. And the train is a real treat. Steam train and kids... Winning.

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Very reasonably priced attraction. Fun open air train ride up the mountain through virgin redwoods forest. 105 year old impeccably restored steam engine. The ticket puncher/narrator has enthusiasm for trains and redwoods and gives a fairly informative if slightly overwrought performance throughout. This is a don't-miss attraction if you're near Santa Cruz. Food at restaurant fair to good. Gift shop... More 

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