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Historic Jefferson Railway

400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
+1 903-665-6400
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ditto all the bad reviews about the holiday lights train

Boring, disappointing, and any other negative adjective you can think of. But I guess the most... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
Don't Waste Your Money/Time

First, they promised that if you paid extra for the front train car you would have heat. They did... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Cindy F
Montgomery, Texas
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400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
+1 903-665-6400
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I've gone on this train ride multiple times over the years. The haunted train and Christmas train rides are my favorite. The story tellers are amazing.

Thank tgcampbell
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I call and asked if I could reserve they said they would take my name and how many people think they took #. Weather had been rainy earlier but had not rained in awhile. We were hour away drove up there and they canceled. They...More

1  Thank OC E
Reviewed 4 June 2016

During our visit the bayou was much wider than it normally is caused by recent heavy rainfall. The re-enactment of the great locomotive chase and naval battle nevertheless took place. The train rode through a foot of water ! I really enjoyed the scenery and...More

2  Thank Dutchkathy
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28 December 2015|
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.