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“Very cool place”

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A working railroad since the 1890's, this park is now run by the California State Railroad Museum. It offers visitors self-guided tours.
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great place to check out if you like trains at all! Really fun during christmas with the kids. Easy to find and so worth doing this little train ride.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

The children enjoyed this trip to see the trains and engines. Sadly there were no trains running when we were there but we had fun poking around the trains and learning about early California history.

Thank hotgrandmacwt
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

It was a heatwave so nobody was working except the lady inside the gift shop at the desk. However, although their would be no trains running and no tours of any sort, we were still charged full price. This was just so we could walk ourselves over to where the trains were stored. I would return again when everything is running. However, getting charged for NOTHING left a bad taste in my mouth.

Thank nickib983
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We visited in November and the trains were not running but the volunteer led tour was very informative and interesting. See the trains from "Back to the Future" and "Unforgiven".

Thank RKHDLJ
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was a little disappointed at first. The scenery was not that exciting but, Dave our tour host was amazing. He knew the history of the area and the train. He painted a wonderful and exciting adventure of gold mining in the area for us.
After our train ride, we toured the round house. This tour was also so very interesting and Deider our tour guide explained all the equipment, trains and other items. He knew the history and the restoration process in depth.
All of the tour host are volunteers, some travel from the bay area on the week ends to conduct these tours. All of them were so kind, helpful and very dedicated. After our day at the Railroad State Park we went into Jamestown. We visited some wonderful little shops and then had a late lunch at the Willows. Very good food. reasonably priced.

Thank Traveler95240
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