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“Family fun”

Niles Canyon Railway
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Fremont
Certificate of Excellence
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Fremont, CA
Level 6 Contributor
417 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Family fun”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

We went on the Christmas train which sells out way in advance. Short, but an adventure for the family.

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English first
Fremont, California
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Niles Dist.”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

Living in Niles, we have enjoyed the Niles Canyon Railway. For us, once is enough as it isnt cheap and we pretty much know the area by heart. But for a nice outing, take the train, later, visit the antique shops and have lunch at one of the little resturants in town. We enjoy The Nile res. While in town, visit the old theatre and museum where Charlie Chaplain made his first movies. Fun town! Try the Florence Bar for some local experience..safe and fun!

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San Ramon
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Very nostalgic and fun!”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

Easy access to Sunol and the trains are kept in GREAT shape by a number of retired people who LOVE trains and therefore strive to make this a wonderful experience - AND DO!!!!

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Livermore
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This a must do at least once in your life at chrismas time in the Bay Area”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

I've driven past these old trains with the beautifully decorated Christmas lights many times, but this was the first time to ride the Christmas Train. You want to make reservations leaving from Sunol or Niles. It's a round trip so plan your day to include antique shsopping in Niles or Sunol. 3 or 4 restaurants in Niles and one in Sunol. I strongly suggest reservations as the only people that got into one restaurant had reservations and the place was packed after the train ride. Volunteers and patrons are in very high holiday spirits. Very pleasant way to celebrated the holidays with family and/or friends and make memories. A very fun outing. Dress warm.

Visited December 2011
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Newark, California
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Christmas Lights”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

We received tickets as a gift to travel on the train which was decorated with Christmas lights.The train departed on time and was sold out. Throughout the round trip journey we were kept informed by volunteers who were also had knew the railroad history. There was a decorated Christmas tree in the car we chose and the entire 75 minute trip was a sheer thrill. It was be great to return for a other trip.

Visited December 2011
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