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Sumpter Valley Railway

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Address: 211 SW Austin, Baker City, OR 97814
Phone Number: (541) 894-2268

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My wife and 3 grandchildren ages 5, 7 and 10 recently did the round trip train ride and had a blast. Everyone associated with the railroad were fantastic, fun and very customer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and 3 grandchildren ages 5, 7 and 10 recently did the round trip train ride and had a blast. Everyone associated with the railroad were fantastic, fun and very customer oriented. The train robbery was so much fun and the actors were great. You could tell they also were enjoying being there. The train robbers met with the... More 

1 Thank tgharrod
Spokane, Washington
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Took the round trip ride from the Mcewen Depot up to the Sumpter Depot and back. Rode in the open car in the sunshine. Explored the Sumpter Dredge while up there. Watched some kids panning for gold. Volunteers run the train and are very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great time and I would recommend it to all ages.

Thank C H
Boise, Idaho
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

If your into trains and history then the Sumpter Valley Railway is definitely worth seeing, Its a little expensive to ride the train but its worth it .

Thank Ron S
Tigard Oregon
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I want to go back because we visited in april and the train does not start until May, but we were able to walk around the area and look at a lot of old train parts and things. Everyone may not be into that sort of thing but if you are its worth a stop

Thank Bobby59
Portland, Oregon
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127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Sumpter area is a very interesting trip into when ecological concerns didn't exist and the valley is a strong testament to that. Piles of stones line the area where the old dredge tore up the entire countryside in search for gold. The Sumpter Valley Railway is a really cool old steam train that takes a short trip through part... More 

4 Thank HikeBiker
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

So where in Oregon can you see, smell and almost taste what it was like to be on a logging train? Sumpter, Oregon. Occasionally, enjoy a real gold rush train robbery too. Sumpter Valley also has or had one of the highest concentraions of gold of any mining place in the world! In fact over one cubic yard of the... More 

Thank Leonard M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We really enjoyed this. Do call ahead and make sure of the hours we just happened to get there right before the train left it seems to run 2 times a day on Saturday and Sunday and sometimes for special events. The people running this were very kind and knowledgeable about the whole operation and watching them put water in... More 

1 Thank simpleyme
Overgaard, Arizona
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was a lot of fun to visit the old station, or one that had been re-built to look like the original. The rail cars were interesting and a lot of fun to walk around in, and they had been some what restored to the original. Over a fun side trip, and alot of fun for kids although I think... More 

1 Thank Phx4253
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Both adults and children in our group loved the train ride. The conductor and crew are knowledgeable and friendly, sharing the nitty-gritty (and very interesting!) details of the Sumpter Valley Railway and train.

1 Thank Jodi B
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our photography club rented #19 for a day of photography. The train took us to good spots and the train backed up and would come forward and steam and black smoke would come out of the stack. We did this from 8:00 - 4:00. It brought us back to Sumpter for a hour and half for lunch. The volunteers that... More 

1 Thank Karen N

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