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“This Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad tour is a JOKE”

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Garibaldi
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I purchased this deal a month ago thinking that it was going to be fabulous, WRONG, we drove from Portland to rockaway beach, spent money on gas and a hotel and ended up costing over $200 bucks, so you can imagine how excited i was to go on this so called "Scenic Tour" what a joke this was, we get on the train, and start moving, train went about 10 miles an hour, and rocked back and forth we seen rocks, seagulls and a bunch of trees, Everyone that lives in Oregon and has been to the coast, knows that there are no "ocean view" till after you leave Rockaway beach, the train only goes from Garibaldi or to Rockaway beach oregon about 1.5 miles, it takes you one way and then you go backwards right where you came from, when we reached rockaway beach i thought the train was going to go further so we could see the ocean, WRONG AGAIN, it takes you back the same way you came, so anyone that is looking to take a Scenic railroad tour this Deal is not for you! trust me, i would not be wasting my time writing this review if i was not true, good luck

16  Thank Clay B
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We both love old trains and this was an opportunity to see the beautiful scenery from a marvelous perch. Here's a link to a video I made of that trip.
http://youtu.be/n2TegxoidB0
I hope you enjoy it!

1  Thank CathrynCurtis
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

It was a perfect day to ride the steam locomotive train between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach. The sun was out and the views were spectacular. Highly recommend this historical ride.

Thank Lynne R
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Half hour from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach - half hour at the beach to walk in the water and a half hour back to Garibaldi. very nice scenery along the way.

1  Thank thebulldog99
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Perhaps we were expecting more but this short ride from Garibaldi to Rockaway was mostly a slow moving view of people's beach house backyards or bushes along the tracks. Friendly people lined the entire way, happily waving as we all waved back. There was a brief view of the Tillamook Bay. I can see how kids would enjoy this excursion but I wouldn't exactly call it scenic. We spent the half hour layover at Rockaway walking on the beach to avoid crowded the tourist traps then slowly chugged back to Garibaldi, 5 miles away.

5  Thank Andrew C
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