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An essential part of the Texas State Railroad journey is spending time at the Rusk and Palestine depot complexes prior to departure, at the turn-around and after the ride. Built during the middle of the last century, these edifices are every bit a...more
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We arrived about 40 minutes before our scheduled ride time and parking was a breeze. The train arrived within 10 minutes of us being there so that was nice to hear and see the big train arrive. Getting our tickets was smooth and went really...More
The Polar Express experience is a must-have experience if you have kids who believe. I recommend the 6:30pm train departure time. That way it isn't too late for the kiddos, but it's a dark and so the experience of "going to the North Pole" is...More
Complete waste of $200. Read the fine print so you don’t get stuck in OPEN AIR coach on a rainy 40 degree night with a miserable 2 and 4 year old because they are FREEZING. To top it off, I was lucky enough to ride...More
We had the best time taking our 3 year old grandson on the train ride! It was exactly the right length for his attention span and every second on the ride was filled with entertainment! He loved the conductors especially! Every person we encountered were...More
We brought our kids on a surprise trip to take the train to the North Pole. The experience was great. The kids had a great time. We would definitely return for another visit, perhaps during the day to see some of the grounds and scenery...More
All tickets were sold out for Saturday, but there were plenty available for Sunday on short notice. All of the staff we encountered, from the parking attendants to the cooks on the train, were excellent and made the experience enjoyable. The depot where you boarded...More
Love the Texas State Railroad. I have ridden before, but this was my first time riding the Polar Express. My grandchildren loved it. I was disappointed that there weren't more lights and Christmas decorations. The North Pole could use lots of improvement in my opinion.The...More
Drove 3 hours to get there & it was worth it, but next time we will upgrade and go at night.
Coach class included a yummy cookie and hot chocolate, plus Santa with a bell.
The cooks were great and let the kids dance in...More