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Address: 400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
Phone Number: 903-665-6400

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We took the kids (9 & 11)on the fright night train ride. It was cute not scary at all. The decorations are not very elaborate, canvas and wood cut out. There were a couple... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
g m
Bossier City, Louisiana
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the kids (9 & 11)on the fright night train ride. It was cute not scary at all. The decorations are not very elaborate, canvas and wood cut out. There were a couple "scares"just enough to keep their attention. My only complaints are the story told was all over the place and the narrator read very monotone and I... More 

Thank g m
Mesquite, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Even the kids on the ride seemed bored. young boy behind us said the antique stores were more interesting. I would pass on this one.

Thank Mark K
Texarkana, Arkansas
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I've gone on this train ride multiple times over the years. The haunted train and Christmas train rides are my favorite. The story tellers are amazing.

Thank tgcampbell
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I call and asked if I could reserve they said they would take my name and how many people think they took #. Weather had been rainy earlier but had not rained in awhile. We were hour away drove up there and they canceled. They left the sign out front so unless you walked up to door you didn't know... More 

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

During our visit the bayou was much wider than it normally is caused by recent heavy rainfall. The re-enactment of the great locomotive chase and naval battle nevertheless took place. The train rode through a foot of water ! I really enjoyed the scenery and the information that was given by the live narrator. It is worth the drive and... More 

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Reno, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Very relaxing train trip out through the backside of the Bayou. Lots of information about the area and the town of Jefferson. would recommend to all with kids or just to sit and see the sights. The Bayou is really a special place.

Thank Robbin B
Jasper, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

A recommendation if you're sight-seeing this area. They also say Jefferson is haunted but it's very pretty area.

Thank Regina G
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

During this time of year, the train station & train are decorated for Christmas. Christmas music is played while an employee narrates the ride through the woods for you. The woods are decorated with lights (how'd they do that?) & different scenes throughout. Plan early, as tickets sell out fast.

Thank Michele J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We're all senior adults ( 6) and were very disappointed with this ride. The lighting in the trees was poorly done and the displays were not much better. The whole thing was disappointing. It's alright for a small child that's never been on a train ride, but definitely not for adults.

Thank Mgr1949
Garland, Texas
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

We did the Christmas Lights Ride. When we made the reservations we were expecting typical cold December weather, so we reserved the Indoor Car. The car is nicer and if it had actually been cold ( temps in the 60s) it would have been more comfortable than the open cars. The open cars would offer a better view and better... More 

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