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Address: Santa Cruz, CA
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A popular kiddie ride at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

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Good for Small Children and a rest from the Boardwalk Mayhem

Climb Aboard to go back to the CaveMan times. This is not Disney by any means. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has updated this ride and it remains a classic. Step back in time... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
JeriLG
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Climb Aboard to go back to the CaveMan times. This is not Disney by any means. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has updated this ride and it remains a classic. Step back in time and into the dark.

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central coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

No, this is not fancy Disney special effects. Nor is it tied into any movie, current TV or cultural reference. This is a unique piece of americana with California flair. If you like dark rides, you'll love this one. It's not a thrill ride, it's a sunday drive. The train takes you through a wacky series of dioramas featuring cavemen... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Kids and adults will enjoy spending time in this gentle ride at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Most other rides are either for adults or children, as there are scary roller coasters, etc. or kiddie rides. This can be happily shared with all ages.

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Thank Judybookdoc
Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

If you have really little kids with you (1-8), then this can be okay for them, but not an adult adventure by any stretch of the imagination. This ride probably predates Disneyland by many years and probably has not been updated since it opened.

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Thank Paul C
Hollister, California
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111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Worst ride at the boardwalk!! Long wait and the cave is dusty and stuffy. The props are from the caveman era at the boardwalk, and as ancient as the caveman days.

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Thank AmyJune H
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a relaxing ride that kids will like as a break from the exciting roller coasters. Its a fun ride to take. I would however only do it if the wait line is reasonable; i.e. its not a Disneyland style ride but more a fun but older ride.

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Lodi, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Fun train ride for the kids. The Train is very nice. The tunnel was fun. We went on it 6 times in a row. Great for kids under 9.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Did this often with our young children over the years. Took my elderly parents and grown children back for a "walk down memory lane." Same train, same smells. Some different sets now, but still just good fun.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

the cave train is a fun place for all ages! Every winter they revamp it a bit, it is always great at the beginning of summer to check out what has changed since last year.

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1 Thank CalItal
Saratoga, California
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137 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This ride is a classic - fun exhibits, great way to take a cool break from the beach and rides on a hot summer day.

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