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Roaring Camp Railroads Felton

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Roaring Camp Railroads
Graham Hill Road
Felton
CA
95018
Tel: 831-335-4484

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See California's towering redwood forests from two historic railroads on your next visit to the San Francisco or Monterey Bay Areas. Travel by steam train up a narrow-gauge track through the Big Trees to Bear Mountain or by beach train down the scenic San Lorenzo River to the sunny beaches of Santa Cruz. It all happens on the Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton.
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    Every one of the poor reviews complains that the place is a little pricey but considering the cost to run and maintain everything what do you expect. Every one complains about food cost but we took the train to the boardwalk and decided to grab a pain old hot dog at the boardwalk and paid about 13 bucks for two regular old hot dogs and a cup of frys...This had nothing to do with the train it's just a matter of fact that if you go to a tourist attraction you need to expect to pay inflated prices for food ect. We had a great time on the train. ..great...Read More

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    Narrow gauge steam trains! Need I say more! Ticket price is a bit higher than most, but well worth the trip. Am I going again? YES! Next trip in a few weeks when they have more than one train running.

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    This is something very different to the usual type of attraction. It is expensive as I paid $142 for for adults and two very young children. But it is a good ride up the mountain and the children did find this exciting. I am used to heritage steam railways in the UK which tend to be on level tracks and less expensive. But it is a good area too with other interests such as the blacksmith. The food was so-so and it is clearly a burger joint with a hot dog too. Take your own picnic?
    The costs of running the camp must be very high with no funding from...Read More

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    Just an awesome experience for all ages. My son is a train fanatic but I think I was more excited than he was! Definitely will be back.

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    Roaring Camp gives you the chance to experience the might and magic of trains firsthand. The camp contains the station as well as a blacksmith, a general store gift shop, a theater, a banquet hall, a printing press, and a barbecue. During my visit, there were also a handful of activities like a small petting zoo, candle making, and gold panning. It has a lot of opportunity for fun family time. On top of all that, there is a nature trail through the woods next door. It's pretty scenic and a fun break from everything else.

    The trains themselves are...Read More

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by Anthony Lewis

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Every one of the poor reviews complains that the place is a little pricey but considering the cost to run and maintain everything what do you expect. Every one complains about food cost but we took the train to the boardwalk and decided to grab a pain old hot dog at the boardwalk and paid about 13 bucks for two regular old hot dogs and a cup of frys...This had nothing to do with the train it's just a matter of fact that if you go to a tourist attraction you need to expect to pay inflated prices for food ect. We had a great time on the train. ..great scenery perfect weather and a very informative conductor that kept us entertained with little facts along the way. well worth the cost in our options

by Finglesham

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This is something very different to the usual type of attraction. It is expensive as I paid $142 for for adults and two very young children. But it is a good ride up the mountain and the children did find this exciting. I am used to heritage steam railways in the UK which tend to be on level tracks and less expensive. But it is a good area too with other interests such as the blacksmith. The food was so-so and it is clearly a burger joint with a hot dog too. Take your own picnic?
The costs of running the camp must be very high with no funding from the state.
Good place for everyone that like train rides with real staem.

by Andrew Gregor

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Roaring Camp gives you the chance to experience the might and magic of trains firsthand. The camp contains the station as well as a blacksmith, a general store gift shop, a theater, a banquet hall, a printing press, and a barbecue. During my visit, there were also a handful of activities like a small petting zoo, candle making, and gold panning. It has a lot of opportunity for fun family time. On top of all that, there is a nature trail through the woods next door. It's pretty scenic and a fun break from everything else.

The trains themselves are beautiful. Twisting serpentine through the woods, the ride is entertaining and, thanks to some trivia from the announcer, educational. Just seeing these beasts glide along the rails is a thrill. I also had the chance to drive the handcar which was quite fun. I didn't get the attendant's name, but he is exceptionally friendly and makes it all the more enjoyable.

This is a great place if you love trains or have kids who might. At over an hour long, the ride itself might get a little boring to the young ones, but it's worth visiting even if you opt out of doing that; the activities, hiking, and train-watching should be more than enough.

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