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“Good place to spend 3 hours”

Niles Canyon Railway
Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in Fremont
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Not too much to explore if you ever sit in old trains or particularly you are from india, then you will not like this ride too much.

Thank Ankur C
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"steam locomotive"
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"cookies"
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"open car"
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"passenger cars"
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"volunteer staff"
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"nice ride"
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"railroad trip"
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"old west"
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"special events"
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"antique shops"
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

We purchased the annual membership after seeing how much our toddler enjoyed the ride. We plan to go there on as many Sundays as possible. The ride is peaceful, since kiddo is mesmerized by the movement, whistles, bells and the views. The crew on board is very friendly.
We try to get there early enough so that we can go on more than one round trips. Pack a picnic get off at Fremont to enjoy at the park nearby and then hop on the last ride back...a sunday well spent!

1  Thank Ninaad D
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

Caught the train in Sunol for a Sunday ride with family. Parking in Sunol was easy, we carried on our lunch and purchased drinks onboard. We sat in an open car with a canopy for that perfect blend of being outdoors, but with shade.

We were not able to get off the train when we got to Niles, but had to returned after the ride for an extend trip with a stop at Niles Ice Cream, Yum!

Thank Katiedid_5129
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Loved the decorations, Santa came by for pictures if you wanted with him and the staff were awesome.

Thank eportuguesa
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

The train car was covered but open. Nice ride during the summer time especially when it is sunny. I took the ride from Sunol going to Fremont. In Fremont you can get off and go to boutique shops, antique shops.

1  Thank Diem922
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