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“Great for kids!”

Irvine Park Railroad
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Orange
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Irvine Park Railroad is a premiere family destination centrally-located in Orange County, California. The one-third scale C.P. Huntington train takes both children and adults on a breathtaking ride through historic Irvine Regional Park. Attractions include paddle boat rentals, bike rentals and two, and full-service snack bars. Other park attractions include the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Annual events: Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Train, Easter Eggstravaganza and Anniversary Celebration. Open daily at 10:00 am.
Orange, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great for kids!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

My son loves "choo choo" trains, so this miniature steam engine was perfect for him. It's $4/person for a ride. If your kid likes trains, then you should take them here. It's in Irvine Regional Park which is very nice. The have pony rides, a lake and picnic areas too. They also have a snack shop. They have a little zoo there as well.

Visited July 2012
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Aliso Viejo, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“More of a side attraction”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

OK, if you're already here for a picnic then take the kids, sure. But this is by no means something to be regarded as a destination in itself. It's just OK.

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Inola, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fall Fun”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

this is an excellent place to go for Halloween they have it fixed so nice for fall and the ride is nice

Visited September 2012
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Westminster, California
1 review
“A great park with lots of diversity”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

So many different things to do from the RR, horses and ponies, bikes, etc. The best park to take a kid to get away from the neighborhood park thing.

Visited April 2012
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La Habra, California
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311 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“MUST GO! We go several times a year”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

IrvinePark Railroad is inside Irvine Regional Park. Irvine Park Railroad offers so much for families to do: Train ride and pony rides. Several times a year the Irvine Railroad has special events - Easter, Christmas, Pumpkin Patch, and the anniversary event in February. These special events make the day even more fun with bounce house, face painting, gold panning, easter egg hunt, games, and so much more.

It costs $5 to park.

We had my sons birthday party there - in the locomotive loop area. This party was a hit - the kids loved playing in the big open space, but train and pony ride was just as exciting.

Love this place - worth going, especially during one of the special event times.

Visited April 2012
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