Texas Train Rides

All Aboard! If you are looking for something different to do with kids, how about taking them on various train ride adventures? Kids love trains, and there are several railroads around designed with little folks in mind. They can experience the excitement of the ride as well as seeing their favorite book character. It is great fun for all to experience.

Texas Train Rides and Excursions

Texas State Railroad

Rusk, Texas

All Aboard! Texas State Railroad offers rides behind steam engines in vintage 1920's passenger cars through the piney woods from Rusk to Palestine.

Plus they offer special event rail rides like The Polar Express, Pumpkin Patch Express, or the Long Ranger Train Ride. These special trains pay tribute to America's most beloved western heroes or Peanuts in a couple different theme rides. Or take a 30 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine or enjoy meeting a full-sized replica of The Little Engine That Could. Kids will love it! Read our our Pumpkin Patch Express Ride.

Texas State Railroad

 

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapevine, TX 

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The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month brings a different event to be enjoyed by all on one of their two engines, "Puffy" the 1896 steam locomotive, which is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Zilker Zephyr

Austin, TX

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Take a scenic 25-minute ride through Zilker Park on a narrow-gauge, light-rail miniature train, which takes you at a leisurely pace along Barton Creek and Town Lake. The train departs approximately every hour on the hour during the week and every half-hour on the weekend, weather permitting.


Zilker Zephyr

 

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