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The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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"Time Machine"

The railroad trip riding the Chehalis Centralia train brings one back to that particular time in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Therfela
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Seattle, Washington
Murder Mystery Dinner Train

My husband and I did the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. It was a fun and unique experience. The... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Diannamania
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Seattle, Washington
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1101 SW Sylvenus Street, Chehalis, WA 98532
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Reviewed 3 days ago

False advertising abounds. No Steam locomotive! if you are looking for a steam train experience this isn't a trip; for you. The circa 1928 cars are pulled by a diesel yard pusher with no steam locomotive in sight. All said, The run *is* nice and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The railroad trip riding the Chehalis Centralia train brings one back to that particular time in history when the steam engine was used as transportation. The slow pace was relaxing to enjoy nature, particularly, the farms along the way and imagine being transported back down...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Therfela
Reviewed June 24, 2019

My Dad lives around the area, he is a train buff and for Fathers Day. I flew out west for the weekend. I bought tickets to go on the train. I wanted to get tickets for a dinner train. They was all sold out. Tip...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank David E
Reviewed June 23, 2019

It was a great afternoon! We are not first time visitors on the train. Our kids LOVE the ride - one loves trains, the other loves the views! We got there early and perused the gift shop - great gifts for train fanatics - which...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CarlandAnn
Reviewed June 23, 2019

We had such a great time on the Mother's Day dinner train! While waiting to board, we got to look around the adorable Depot and buy souvenirs, on board the food was great and the scenery was AMAZING. Such a passionate and educated staff, thank...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lindrey_42
Reviewed June 22, 2019

I took my grandson and son on a Sunday afternoon excursion trip last week to celebrate the toddler's 3rd birthday. Unfortunately, he had not had a nap and was a bit testy while waiting to board the train. Staff were all very gracious and let...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DRay831
Reviewed June 21, 2019

The Good - it was a short ride. It was 30 minutes each way. The Bad & the Ugly - NO REFUNDS . I paid in advance. When we arrived there was a diesel locomotive connected to 2 cars. THE STEAM ENGINE WAS BROKE. Did...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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MKPemerl, Public Relations Manager at The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2019

It is unfortunate that you did not see the notice (in red) on the home page of our website, which states: "We are not running our steam engine #15 as it is down for repairs. Our vintage diesel engine #6 is in service while repairs...More

Reviewed June 8, 2019

My wife and I booked seats on the Saturday evening dinner train. The railroad staff was friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the steam engine is not running because of what they explained as "major boiler problems" The dining car was just renovated and was very pleasant...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jack E
Reviewed May 22, 2019

Only wine or water is available for drinks. Food was extremely dry and tastless it was obvious it was cooked way ahead of time and then just reheated. Dessert was 1/4 " slice of frozen Pepperidge farm cake. There is no views of anything except...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Davina S
MKPemerl, Public Relations Manager at The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

We are sorry the Mother's Day Dinner Train did not meet your expectations. Your concerns have been heard and addressed by our general manager and catering company. Rest assured our volunteer organization tries to accommodate everyone's needs in the best way possible. Your feedback will...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

My husband and I did the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. It was a fun and unique experience. The steam locomotive was out of service, so we were on a diesel powered train, but it didn't make a difference to me. Make sure you buy your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Yes, I have had problems using the phone to contact this railroad, but you can reserve tickets through the internet. Look for Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum. I just checked the website, and apparently the... More
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