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“A kids paradise in Sonoma Wine Country”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonoma Train Town

Sonoma Train Town
Ranked #30 of 101 things to do in Sonoma
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Windsor, California
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A kids paradise in Sonoma Wine Country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is a great place for younger kids. The rides are all meant for young kids not teenagers. What a treat for the kids after all the adults have been dragging them to wineries.

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Petaluma, California, United States
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

The trains are all very interesting, from the displays for adults to the fun ride around the park. My grandson was very excited by the train ride, and each of us, including 3 generations, found rides we really enjoyed. The miniature village is great!

Visited March 2012
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Thank Gail B
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Eureka/Fortuna/Hydesville
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fun little place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

At first glance it didn't seem too expensive, but things added up pretty fast. The train ride was fun and lasted about 20 minutes. The rest of the rides are average carnival type rides: merry go round, Farris wheel, scrambler, roller coaster, etc. It makes a fun afternoon, but you can't plan your trip around it.

Visited November 2012
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Thank mattk53
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Chestnut Hill, MA
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109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Lots of fun for the younger set”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We came to visit family in Sonoma, and were very pleased to find this wonderful little attraction. The main event is the 1/4-gauge railroad which runs all over the 10-acre property. It's a live-steam train, and the day we rode, was pulled by a 1935-era replica of a NY Central Hudson locomotive. As we glided through the property, my 5-year old grandson was excited by the passage through the many tunnels along the track and over the bridges which passed over the little ponds which dot the area. The train is fueled by diesel, so if you want that real live-steam feel, sit in one of the cars near the engine to get the feel of the steam in your face and to get a real appreciation of how loud the whistle is.

After the train trip, there is a series of rides to tempt the little (and big) ones. A small roller-coaster, swinging chairs, little planes, a scrambler, a Ferris wheel, and of course, a merry-go-round. We were there in mid-November so the the park is only open Fri-Sun. Occasionally we had to wait to get on a ride due to a reduced staff.

Of course, there's a gift shop with more railroad-themed items than you could imagine.

All-in-all a fun place!

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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322 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“My 2 year-old loved it!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

My 2 year old son is deep into his choo-choo phase, so on trips we try to take him to see trains. This trip to SF we drove up to Sonoma (1.5 hours) so he could get his fix and we could walk around the plaza. After Labor Day, TT is only open on weekends (Fri-Sun) and the day we were there most of the rides were closed; however our mission was the miniature train ride, and this was operating. The ride is short- probably only about 10-15 minutes, but they stopped at an area that housed goats, where we got off and walked around. Then it was back on the train for the 3 minute ride back to the depot. My son loved it- and it bought us time to walk around Sonoma without him requesting more choo-choo.

Visited September 2012
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