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“Magical experience”

Roaring Camp Railroads
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US$29.00*
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Roaring Camp Steam Train Through Santa Cruz Redwoods
Ranked #8 of 92 things to do in Santa Cruz
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Taking the family on a open air train ride through the Santa Cruz Big Bear Mountain surrounded by Redwood Forest 1000s of years old saving hours on hiking through... priceless. Professional experience with conductor giving history! Loved it. Nearby don't forget to walk through the Henry Cowell Forrest to see more redwoods up close, banana slugs everywhere and take a beautiful less than a mile hike with kids. Was awesome. Worth every penny.

Thank broekman
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 10:35 and was on the 11:15 train. Heaps of fun and the Christmas tree walk with Santa was an added bonus. Free cup of hot apple cider at the walk was nice. If you sit on the long open carriages, try and sit in the middle of the carriage - otherwise it is to hard to hear the presentation over people talking.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

It said on the ticket that if boarding the train in Santa Cruz, I could simply print it out and show it to the conductor. It just said the train would leave from the Boardwalk. No specific location... We showed up 30min early and found out we needed to line up to show our printout to get other tickets. Then someone announced that our paper ticket was ok and to line up by the bumper cars. Then the train came and the line was formed / organized in such a way that the people who were there first got to enter last.. people were literally muscling themselves into the linear the end. And, the conductor would just barely let us in since we had paper tickets. I paid over $80 for two kids and myself. I would expect that they could at least manage the lining up and ticketing for the train properly. Once we got in, we had to walk through five cars before finally finding seats. After that, the ride was ok.

Thank Marit B
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

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