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Oregon Rail Heritage Center

2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-233-1156
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Nice old train display

Friendly volunteer, nice display of the old trains. Parking is not the greatest and ride is very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
338jacquelynk
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Pueblo West, Colorado
Wonderful collection of rail heritage!

We were looking for an indoor activity to do on vacation and stumbled upon this gem! Walked in an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
P5388INdanielc
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Edmonds
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Only working Steam Railroad Museum in Oregon. We have three vintage steam locomotives, machine shop, rail history exhibits, gift shop, and space for birthday parties. 10-mile train rides on Saturdays, Holiday Express train trips in November/December. Home to the American Freedom Train, driven 32,000 miles across America during the Bicentennial. This GS-4 locomotive is the last operating steam locomotive of its kind (Streamliner, created in an art deco motif), and is the most photographed engine in the world.
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
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+1 503-233-1156
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Reviewed yesterday

Friendly volunteer, nice display of the old trains. Parking is not the greatest and ride is very short for what the ffee is.

Thank 338jacquelynk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for an indoor activity to do on vacation and stumbled upon this gem! Walked in an wowed by the giant locomotives right in front of us. Not replicas, but real trains able to see them like no where I have expirienced before!...More

Thank P5388INdanielc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modest, but constantly growing rail museum, and becoming one of the best in the Pacific Northwest. If you like trains, this is a must see stop near other large family friendly attractions!

Thank Kino1939
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great place to get up close to a few of the larger locomotives used in the past. The ORHC has three operating locomotives and provides train rides on special occasions. The restoration shop doubles as the display area so there is open equipment and restoration...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This modest museum, which is run for the most part by volunteers, is terrific. The main attraction is the Daylight steam locomotive. It’s worth the trip.

Thank Mcewanboyd
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The restored trains were gigantic and amazing, the men have done an excellent job restoring these big beasts, fun activity for about an hour, nice little gift store, a lot of history available to see and read

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We took our granddaughter for the Holiday Train ride on a Saturday afternoon. Compared to the Hood River train trip we took last year, this is a total waste of time. Tickets for 4 cost $92 and we each got a candy cane. The Santa...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

For the cost of a donation you will get to walk right up to trains and take a very close look see. Experts (volunteers with a passion for trains) are everywhere and very willing to answer all questions. There are trains both inside and outside...More

Thank bakerbab
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

For the price, $5,00 suggested donation, you get to see three steam engines and other rail memorabilia. It isn't huge but worth the time. Kudos to the total volunteer staff who provide the knowledge and information to guide you through.

Thank jbutefan
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I try to find a railroad museum everywhere I travel. I found out about this place on Tripadvisor and was so glad I did. Once I found out the SP Daylight was here, I had to go see it. The new building is awesome and...More

Thank Eric T
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Nanci B
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prgfitz
8 June 2017|
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Sorry we missed getting back to you. The train rides are open every Saturday on the half-hour between 1:30 & 4:30. We also operate 64 Holiday Express trains over 4 weekends in Nov and Dec. Visit the ORHF website for details... More
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reeny0
13 May 2017|
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Response from prgfitz | Property representative |
Sorry we missed getting back to you. The train rides are open every Saturday on the half-hour between 1:30 & 4:30. We also operate 64 Holiday Express trains over 4 weekends in Nov and Dec. Visit the ORHF website for... More
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