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Historic Jefferson Railway

400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
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Historic and relaxing ride

Nice train ride with open cars to enjoy the weather. Obviously you have to go at the right time of... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Amanda W
,
Tyler, Texas
via mobile
Up River Mardi Gras

Had an excellent time on this historic train. We love old steam engine trains and this one here in... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Terry M
,
Granbury, United States
via mobile
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“steam engine” (7 reviews)
“open cars” (2 reviews)
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400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Nice train ride with open cars to enjoy the weather. Obviously you have to go at the right time of year or it will either be hot or cold. Lots of interesting facts about the history of Jefferson told by a narrator on the way...More

Thank Amanda W
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent time on this historic train. We love old steam engine trains and this one here in Jefferson Texas is very fun & interesting. Lots of transportation history here in Jefferson...steamboats and trains! Jefferson is a quaint jewel of a town in east...More

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Train nice lights pretty but displays are in bad need of repair. Faded , dirty displays. Needs serious updating. Price seemed high. Fireworks lasted all of about 3 minutes.

Thank Sue G
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Boring, disappointing, and any other negative adjective you can think of. But I guess the most important thing to know is that it is very amateurish. Decorations, narrations and lights were kinda pitiful. IMO they are never going to make it better as long as...More

2  Thank itsgoodtobequeen
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

First, they promised that if you paid extra for the front train car you would have heat. They did not turn on the heaters. I know it would have been colder sitting in the second, open rail car, but it was freezing. Second, the tracks...More

Thank Cindy F
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Boring!!!!!! The guide should not read the stupid stories describing Christmas. Most of the displays were just a faded canvas painting or lights wrapped around trees. Many areas had nothing. We had seats in first class. The children in our car were NOT interested at...More

Thank gedgraduates
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

My spouse and I took the 10:30 Friday Night Fright train. There were a few surprises along the way but for the most part it was not scary. We payed our $17 per ticket in advance the night of the ride. It must be pretty...More

Thank denisegdavid
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

I brought 14 people here for my sons 15th birthday. We paid $168 dollars and were so disappointed. There was nothing scary about this ride the props were so dull. The narrator tells stories and you expect things to happen and nothing happens. I will...More

Thank Melody O
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We took the kids (9 & 11)on the fright night train ride. It was cute not scary at all. The decorations are not very elaborate, canvas and wood cut out. There were a couple "scares"just enough to keep their attention. My only complaints are the...More

Thank g m
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Even the kids on the ride seemed bored. young boy behind us said the antique stores were more interesting. I would pass on this one.

1  Thank Mark K
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Elpe2000
28 December 2015|
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Response from Michele J | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, the Christmas train rides ended this past Sunday, Dec 27th. There will be a New Year's train ride on Dec 31st at 8, 9 & 11:30 pm which includes fireworks.
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