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The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum

1101 Sylvenus Street, Chehalis, WA 98532
+1 360-748-9593
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A Friendly Train Ride in a Friendly Town

This modest railroad and museum, and the town it operates from, is notable for the friendliness of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
don't set your exspectations too high and just enjoy the ride

The trip is enjoyable and not terribly scenic. It is simply a steam train ride. Children are... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Chehalis, Washington
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2 weeks ago
“A Friendly Train Ride in a Friendly Town”
12 Mar 2017
“don't set your exspectations too high and just enjoy the ride”
1101 Sylvenus Street, Chehalis, WA 98532
+1 360-748-9593
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This modest railroad and museum, and the town it operates from, is notable for the friendliness of its crew and staff and residents. This lifts the experience of a visit to Chehalis from the ordinary to the most enjoyable level. Well done!

1  Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The trip is enjoyable and not terribly scenic. It is simply a steam train ride. Children are thrilled and we take our grand kids once a year just to watch them enjoy it. Go on a day that you can ride in one of the...More

Thank mackdril
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The steam train ride was a really fun experience and great for parents with small children. The steam train offers a concession stand and a view of the land from Chehalis to Adna. My kids were given souvenir train pennants to take home. Prior to...More

Thank Treesad
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Four of us travelled from Victoria BC, Canada to Chehalis to ride that steam train! It's our 3rd steam train ride (others in BC,) in 3 years. This was more quaint than Kettle Creek Valley or Port Alberni but they were super friendly and it...More

1  Thank Lori M
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were given a gift certificate for the mystery train ride. It was interesting and ok to do one time, but the food was not particularly good, and although wine was advertised as something one could purchase, there was none available when we asked. We...More

1  Thank CatsRMe
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was a reasonably priced 14 mile ride behind an authentic steam locomotive. The leisurely ride took us through farms and forests along a former Milwaukee RR line. It tokk about an hour and a half. The crew was friendly and helpful. Be sure to...More

1  Thank Jim2001
Reviewed 18 July 2016

we took the 5pm train to get the longer ride. nice scenery along the river. Lots of whistle blowing at every crossing- very cool. its a diesel fired steam locomotive. staff was very friendly. nice little train ride. not over crowded. got a few good...More

1  Thank otisscrotis_11
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Visited the train on our way from Columbia River to Seattle. Pleasant surprise and enjoyable ride and staff. I would say it is more of a "living museum" in terms of riding the train and speaking with the staff than any extensive exhibits or artifacts....More

Thank thomas s
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Mother's Day train ride, 1920's dining car, cute station with benches and a few items to buy (hats, postcards), friendly as your grandma, steam train, little rocking, but not much, toot toot, mostly quiet inside. Our dining experience rocked. Fruit plate, OJ, water, Coffee, cookies,...More

1  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Dog gone it, the museum and train have been out of service all summer so far. Per Federal requirements, steam locomotives require a boiler rebuild ever so often to protect the engineer, fireman, and passengers from catastrophic boiler explosions. Well, this is the year that...More

2  Thank Jim G
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How do I reserve tickets when no one answers the number listed???
28 August 2015|
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Response from Jim G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have had problems using the phone to contact this railroad, but you can reserve tickets through the internet. Look for Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum. I just checked the website, and apparently the... More