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Roaring Camp Railroads

5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
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See California’s towering redwood trees from two historic railroads. Ride steam trains to Bear Mountain or Beach Trains to Santa Cruz. Visit an 1880s logging town located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Between San Francisco and Monterey Bay in Felton.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (101 reviews)
“general store” (24 reviews)
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had a great time on the train. Exploring the area via train was great. You do see some homeless people and may get questioned by your young children as to what they are doing. We took the train to the boardwalk and then returned...More

Thank Kelli S
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Took my grandkids and family and everybody from the little kids that's off enjoy this location it was so much fun we went from Felton to Santa Cruz and back we also enjoyed our lunch there and have some apple pie also the entertainment was...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I wanted to see the Redwoods! Although the I had lived 23 years in California, I was too young to really appreciate them when I was young. My daughter reacted similarly, saying they were pretty much big trees. But with quite a history! The tour...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

this place has a real steam train that chugs thu the redwood forest to the beach and back0 its a great place to visit!

Thank Will S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Was the worst experience ever.. this is for kids only , they gave every kid a noise maker which they blew the entire ride, it takes you thru the worst of santa Cruz, homeless camps, trash dump, cement plant, horrible. we thought it was going...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It has nothing to see except a few ligts inaide the train. Actualy it is Very ugly outside in most of the ride. The employees were rude and clearly didn't seem to like to work there at all. The ride costed our family $120. We...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

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jeanneccyc
5 April 2018|
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Response from krysheila99 | Reviewed this property |
we actually road the train an somebody had a dog on the train with them. I also seen people walking on the trails on the side of the train with dogs so I would say yes dog friendly
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Stephen O
7 December 2017|
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Response from Mary I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is round trip
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Leticia J
3 October 2017|
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Response from Taylor Q | Reviewed this property |
We rode the main steam engine and my boys loved it. My oldest is 5 but I would imagine a 7 year old would like it too.
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