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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

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Address: 403 S American Way, Garibaldi, OR 97118-1614
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+1 855-842-7972

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We booked from the UK to be sure of a reservation but since this was after Labor Day it probably wasn't necessary but it ensured that we chose a day powered by steam. We had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Gants Pass
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This was a nice holiday activity for our family. I wish the website had more information. We did not know if the cars would be open or heated. We wandered about the train yard and tracks for a while looking for the station before someone in a train car called us over. 1)Little children can ride for free if they... More 

1 Thank LynnnB
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We paid for tickets months in advance for the Fall Splendor tour and had come from Tennessee to participate. In an attempt to get an address for the train station the day before our trip, we stumbled across complaints on a Facebook page about the trips all being cancelled due to track maintenance issues. Our multiple attempts to contact ANYONE... More 

4 Thank Tuthfairy5
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We booked from the UK to be sure of a reservation but since this was after Labor Day it probably wasn't necessary but it ensured that we chose a day powered by steam. We had a nice welcome from the volunteers and were able to have a good discussion about its origins and future plans. Brilliant ride along the coast... More 

2 Thank GibBob
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We took a long excursion on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. This is the remaining historic rail line that crossed the coast range and still runs passenger excursions between Wheeler, Rockaway and Garibaldi. It runs right up the coast line with up close views of the bays, inlets, rivers and ragged coast with stops in the small towns long enough... More 

1 Thank wbswarner
Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

As we were travelling thru Rockaway, OR, we saw this steam train and took a chance. We managed to get the last tickets before departure, and what a hoot! This train ride is great for any age.

1 Thank Todd A
Safford, Arizona
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Lovely steam train ride in nice location with many ocean and lagoon views. Friendly staff gave great info on restaurants and shopping. Many vintage engines to see.

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Just happened to see as we were driving by and decided to stop and see the trains. If you like trains you will like this little area with a park and playground and where you take take a very short train ride to Rockaway Beach.

1 Thank Travelin M
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Ok full disclosure...I am a lover of trains, especially steam trains, so there. You can stop reading now because I become effusive when talking about them. Now this particular train leaving Garibaldi Oregon journeys North to Rockaway Beach about a half hour away. Hangs out at Rockaway for about 30 minutes then reverses back to Garibaldi. 3 Trips a day... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

If you like riding old trains along a mostly scenic route, this would be a good way to spend an hour and a half. You get a 30 minute ride from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach, 30 minutes at Rockaway Beach to stand in line for public restrooms, and a 30 minute ride back to Garibaldi along the same route. Our... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Travelling in a group of 4 we did the trip on a Thursday and met a gentleman in railroad pants where the train comes in from Rockaway Beach. Surprisingly, he works on the train and on his day off had a friend coming in with grandchildren to make the trip. He was most ready to share experience of the train... More 

1 Thank David D

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