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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

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Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
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A train ride into a private redwood stand.

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The late winter weather took a sunny turn, so we decided to come visit Roaring Camp. First, I would recommend buying your train tickets prior to coming, unless you plan on... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Northern California
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204 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The late winter weather took a sunny turn, so we decided to come visit Roaring Camp. First, I would recommend buying your train tickets prior to coming, unless you plan on getting there early. If you're staying at Henry Cowell State Park next door, you can just walk over and not pay the parking fee. There was a bit of... More 

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Kelseyville, California
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Hop aboard for another Train Ride. Just had to do one more Steam Train again. After our completion in 2001 of the 50-State Quest we headed towards the 3 cities of Carmel & Monterey with the first stop being in Santa Cruz. We read about this before we took off and knew where we were going. You can make reservations... More 

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Felton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The quaint setting with a western theme staged town takes you back to the gold rush era. Snack bar and occasional BBQ meals served at picnic tables. Buy a ticket to ride the train down to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and back for $70 bucks or a shorter trip around the redwood park for about $30. There are special occasion... More 

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Thank Mary Jo S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views of the redwoods, interesting history of the forest and very cool steam engine train ride with switchbacks, steep grades and a bridge!

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Thank Lisa W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Took a train ride with family and friends. Everyone had fun. My 1-1/2 year old daughter had a blast. Nothing but smiles. The tour was informative and it was nice getting some history on the area. We will defenatly take the train again. Hopefully next time we can catch the train to the boardwalk.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We really enjoyed the trip into the redwoods on the train. The staff was very knowledgeable and keep us interested in the details of the history of the railroad.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Fun experience with very good information given on ride. Lasted about 1 1/2 hours. Recommend to anyone who likes trains

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Northfield, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

1 1/2 hour ride up and down the Redwood forest. Beautiful ride and informative narration. Highly recommend

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Thank George C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We took a family trip to this steam engine railroad through the Redwoods. My whole family really enjoyed their time. The trip was full of educational information and very informative. There is a cafeteria type eating establishment on the grounds in case you are wondering of timing with the ride and meals.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

If you like trains and redwoods, this is the place for you. They have 3 friendly cats that hang out around the general store. The train ride is about 1.5 hrs including a 15 min stop at the top of bear mountain. Very enjoyable!

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