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Mt. Hood Railroad

110 Railroad St, Hood River, OR 97031-2336
+1 541-386-3556
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Such a fun thing to take little kids to do!

We drove a bit of a ways from Idaho for this but figured we'd try it. The kids ages were younger so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Polar Express- Not worth the price!!

We flew in from Dallas, TX for this wonderful Xmas experience, but we were so let down. We paid... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2017
Denton, TX
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110 Railroad St, Hood River, OR 97031-2336
+1 541-386-3556
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove a bit of a ways from Idaho for this but figured we'd try it. The kids ages were younger so it was fun! They had never been on a train before either. The *Ghost guy* was very interactive and Santa was very sweet....More

1  Thank goinggreen08
Reviewed January 12, 2017

We flew in from Dallas, TX for this wonderful Xmas experience, but we were so let down. We paid for Diamond Class but at the last minute, they told us that the railcar was closed due to snow, so they put us in another car....More

4  Thank Stay717
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We had a very awful experience. We paid same as everyone else but were put in a SUPER OLD rusty cart, there is one black, ugly, old one and they still use it. One of the servers/helpers (a red haired girl, wearing the front of...More

2  Thank Armina F
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We took our kids on the polar express ride, and regretted it. The train car we were in was antique, but not in a good way. It was rusty and old. It was the only one like that. One of the entertainers/servers was very abnoxious...More

4  Thank Konstantin F
Reviewed December 29, 2016

What a fun event for kids of all ages, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles! The crew did an amazing job of creating a wonderful show. Oh yes, you can find little flaws if you're a Grinch, and the 'movie is rarely as good as the...More

1  Thank LeConteCruiser
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Our daughter-in-law bought tickets for the whole family on the Polar Express. We had first class tickets for an afternoon trip. The seats were at a table and it was very comfortable for all ages. We had plenty of room for our infant carrier and...More

1  Thank Lynne C
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

This was the BEST CHRISTMAS experience for our family as far as celebrating Santa with our little guy and two teenagers!! We would highly recommend this to everyone that enjoys The Polar Express!! Friendliest Santa Helpers and very clean train too!

Thank Turtlegirl99645
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I have seen a lot of poor or mix reviews on this ride so I was expecting much but WOW. We loved it! The whole family but especially my 2 year old son. Amazing. So much fun. All the characters we super friendly and had...More

1  Thank I5630NWhannahs
Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We love this ride. It is fun for all ages. The staff goes above and beyond, and the kids (and grandma) have the best time!

Thank Hepsy2
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Excellent Trip! Hot Cocoa, Singing, Santa! Train ride very nice and scenic views. Crew was fantastic!

Thank Stacey C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this a good way to see Mt. Hood or is it primarily sight seeing along the Hood River Valley?
April 2, 2017|
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Response from TopherOR | Reviewed this property |
MTRR is mostly along the HR valley and is mostly a crummy over-rated trip in my opinion. The best way to see Mt Hood is to take a drive (or tour bus) on Hwy 26 to Government Camp and continue on up to Timberline Lodge. This... More
Interested in going when cherries are in bloom. Will I see orchards along the route? Where exactly does the route go?
January 28, 2017|
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Response from travelcat130 | Reviewed this property |
We took the dinner train at the end of October so it was dark for the most of the ride. I could not tell for sure if there were orchards or what type. I would check to see when what time it becomes dark during the train... More
Cheryl R
We are interested in going on the Polar Express however we cannot decide if we should book for a 2pm to see the views during the day or the 4:30 pm train ride. Any suggestions? Thanks!
November 25, 2016|
Response from CWMcG | Reviewed this property |
We've been traveled on the Polar Express - any earlier than 4:30pm and you will see the shabbiness of the broken down cars along the way and what looks to be abandoned buildings. Depending on the ages of the children who are... More