Yakima Valley Trolleys Powerhouse Museum

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Yakima Valley Trolleys Powerhouse Museum

Yakima Valley Trolleys Powerhouse Museum
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9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Established in 1907 - Yakima Valley Trolleys (YVTs) preserves the last intact, early 20th century, interurban electric railway left in America. YVTs Motormen motor Trolley Car (#1976) to Trolley Station Park in Selah, WA and back to the YVTs Powerhouse Museum on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays beginning on May 28, 2022. Our 1928 Oporto Trolley (1976) leaves YVTs Powerhouse Museum at 418 South 3rd Avenue in Yakima, WA (90-minute round-trip) at 10am, Noon, and 2pm and some holidays during our Summer Season. Plus your group (up to 32 people) can charter the trolley year round for only $150 per hour minimum.
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Landlord Guy
Spokane, WA46 contributions
Dec 2019
What a great idea for a date! My wife and I did this on a whim one day and we'll never forget the ride through remote, otherwise unseen parts of Yakima and Selah. Well worth the tickets..... I think they were free!
Written December 29, 2019
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Thank you for taking your time leaving us a 5-review and some very kind words. We hope you have safe travels, see you down the track.
Written May 25, 2020
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alans747
Kahului228 contributions
Sep 2019
A very inexpensive insight into the turn of the century and how America used to travel about on electric streetcars. There is a museum which includes the massive generators that produced the electricity to power the streetcars from Selah to Yakima and beyond as well as the switchboards to control that electricity. Then there is the open yard where other vintage railcars are stored. Finally you are given a tour of the car barn where on-going restorations are happening, and you get a glimpse of 1900's tool and die machinery. On the streetcar itself, the conductor stops now and then to point out geology of the area and historical landmarks as well as recites some of the Indian legends of Yakima. All in all very educational and fun for the whole family.
Written October 25, 2019
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Thank you for taking your time leaving us a 5-review and some very kind words. We hope you have safe travels, see you down the track.
Written May 25, 2020
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SandiK
2 contributions
Aug 2019
My friend and I were visiting wineries in Yakima and we thought we'd try the Yakima Valley Trolley. It was like a step back in time climbing onto the trolley. Beautifully restored!
The conductor/docent is a volunteer and the trolley and tracks are maintained by a non-profit. He was interesting and charming. I was glad to know that we were supporting the group that is working hard to keep the trolley/tours going. Definitely a quick side trip. The kids on the trolley loved it.
Written September 11, 2019
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Thank you for taking your time leaving us a 3-review and some very kind words. Please let us know how we can work on improving your rating next time you visit us. We hope you have safe travels, see you down the track.
Written May 25, 2020
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Gayle S
Yakima Valley, WA10 contributions
Jul 2019
Trolley ride to Selah was fun and a great learning experience! Wonderful to hear about and experience a little history!
Written August 27, 2019
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Thank you for taking your time leaving us a 4-review and some very kind words. Please let us know how we can work on improving your rating next time you visit us. We hope you have safe travels, see you down the track.
Written May 25, 2020
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thomas a
Stanwood, WA22 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Ride the old trolley. Techies will love the preserved electrical control room with two enormous rotary-converters. Welcoming docents to explain everything.
Written July 3, 2019
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Thank you for taking your time leaving us a 5-review and some very kind words. We hope you have safe travels, see you down the track.
Written May 25, 2020
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Mike G
Yakima, WA39 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We went with another couple on this little trolley journey… Very interesting old route from Yakamart to Selah along the river. Hard bench seating in an antique trolley car… At the amazing speeds of 3 to 5 mph. Maybe sometimes up to six. We saw sites no one else was able to see in Yakima, such as garbage strewn along side the tracks, jagged rocks sticking out from Cliff‘s inches away from the trolley car, and even had an emergency stop where someone had messed with the tracks, the engineer got out and after five minutes we were again zooming away at 5 miles an hour. Remarkable views of homeless camp strewn along Yacama River. Once in Selah, the train just reversed itself, as there is no way to turn it around and the electric generator car pushed us all the way back to Yakima, over a large bridge, and this time we were prepared with cameras in hand To snap photos of the smiling people living along the river waving at us. We stopped one block short of Destiination, as the trolley got stuck on the track, and walked back to our car. What an exhilarating feeling to get in a vehicle that actually could do 60. Overall, a great one time experience.
Written November 25, 2018
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Matthew S
Houston, TX19 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Very few historic trolley lines like Yakima's is in operation. Arrive early to see the museum and buy your tickets. This is volunteer run and funded, so be sure to leave a tip behind. Enjoy the out and back route to Selah and cross the beautiful Naches river.
Written September 23, 2018
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Vicki T
Selah, Washington, United States32 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Took my 6-year-old and 8 year-old grandkids on an adventure and ended up on the trolley. I had done done this for too long as I had forgotten how much fun this was. Great tour and all the staff was so friendly. Another thing on my To-Do list for myself and family and friends to do!
Written December 6, 2017
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VJ R
110 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
A fun trip to the town of Selah, or a short ride within Yakima - both using antique Portuguese trolley cars. It is the last authentic, all-original, turn-of-the-century interurban electric railroad in the US, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sadly, vandals have stolen much of the overhead wire, so the Selah trip was powered by a diesel engine attached to the trolley. We traveled out of town, across the river, lovely scenery once past a tidy but unremarkable industrial area. The 'car barn' where the trolleys are stored & repaired is worth the reasonable price of admission - it's amazing to see the normous belt-driven machines once made and repaired parts for these venerable vehicles. The trolley itself is comfortable, the volunteers are charming and informative. The museum houses the old generators that once powered the trolleys, as well as the one surviving station shelter where passengers waited.
Written September 24, 2017
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BrandingExpert
Seattle, WA346 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Rather expensive for a slow run down, old trolley. Seats are very old but still comfortable. Needs a bit more commentary. Trip us 1.5 hours.
Written August 27, 2017
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