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Austin Steam Train

401 E Whitestone Blvd, Suite C-100, Cedar Park, TX 78613-9051
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Historical memories

First to respond to Miss Dissapointing - if you wish to see bluebonnets, you should make... read more

Reviewed today
Gina G
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Burnet, Texas
Enjoy the Real Thing

I've ridden the train to Burnett and recommend the excursion but our church group got a tour of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Garth M
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Austin, Texas
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The mission of the Austin Steam Train Association is to preserve, interpret and re-create the first-hand experience of historic steam-era railroading for the enjoyment and edification of today’s families and the generations to come.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“hill country” (22 reviews)
“cookies” (9 reviews)
“first class” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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401 E Whitestone Blvd, Suite C-100, Cedar Park, TX 78613-9051
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"hill country"
in 22 reviews
"cookies"
in 9 reviews
"first class"
in 10 reviews
"steam engine"
in 8 reviews
"nice ride"
in 5 reviews
"day trip"
in 7 reviews
"snacks and drinks"
in 4 reviews
"volunteer staff"
in 3 reviews
"tables and chairs"
in 3 reviews
"relaxing trip"
in 2 reviews
"hour lunch break"
in 2 reviews
"town square"
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"coach cars"
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"great trip"
in 2 reviews
"families with children"
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"antique stores"
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"flea market"
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Reviewed today

First to respond to Miss Dissapointing - if you wish to see bluebonnets, you should make arrangements mid March to first week in April, this is the time when they are in full bloom in the hill country. Also note that just because the name...More

Thank Gina G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've ridden the train to Burnett and recommend the excursion but our church group got a tour of the train yard with four of the volunteers who maintain the equipment. They're restoring a steam engine with custom made parts. At present the boiler, its base,...More

Thank Garth M
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Zena V, Manager at Austin Steam Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Garth! It was a pleasure meeting you and your friends! We hope you had a great time on the ride- and look forward to seeing you next time.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

My wife and I have lived in Leander for 10 years and every time we saw this train go by we were taken back in times seeing the old, beautiful in their time coach cars go by and stated, "We need to ride to Burnet...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A little two hour train ride will make a very relaxing evening. We had such a peaceful and delightful ride. You much check their Website for their various rides. This ride was for adults only which included Mimosas and a delicious box dinner. They cater...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We spent our 30th anniversary on the Austin Steam Train. We were w exited to go to the Bluebonnet festival in Burnet. We should have driven. We ordered 2 window seat tickets on the Buckeye Lake car, seats #7 & #8. Those two seats are...More

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Zena V, Manager at Austin Steam Train, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Good Afternoon! We are sorry to hear about your experience. All of the seats in that car- with the exception of 4 seats that we do not sell- are on windows. All Volunteers are also able to flip seats forward and backwards in the case...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Took the grandkids on the North Pole Flyer for an afternoon train ride. I would suggest reserving the private room if possible because the kids can get up and walk around. The scenery is nice during the day and at night I would assume you...More

1  Thank Andrew S
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Zena V, Manager at Austin Steam Train, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback!

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

My husband and I took the Hill Country Flyer, which was a 6 hour round trip to Burnett (2 hours to there, 2 hours in the town and 2 hours back to Cedar Park.) The view was nothing spectacular, or too different then riding in...More

2  Thank VaNeasha W
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Zena V, Public Relations Manager at Austin Steam Train, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words about the Hill Country Flyer- our most popular ride! We also appreciate the constructive feedback about the equipment. I know our Foreman is already working hard on that issue. Thank you again. - Zena V

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

What a great trip! From Santa and Mrs.Clause to the singing the Christmas Carol’s, the story guy, to the balloon blowers. What a great experience! Everyone was so friendly and gracious! Beautiful scenery, nice ride!!! Don’t miss this!!!

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Zena V, Public Relations Manager at Austin Steam Train, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hi Hot Toddy! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience on the North Pole Flyer! We are thrilled you were happy with all the entertainment, and look forward to seeing you on the train in 2018! Best, Zena

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Very disappointed! The Christmas caroler did not know the words to the songs. The car behind us had no AC. This was not magical by any means. We felt $40 per ticket, the ride could have been much better.

1  Thank Ashley G
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Zena V, Public Relations Manager at Austin Steam Train, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Ashley! We are so sorry you felt that way! We would love to connect with you to see what we can do to improve this ride. What is the best way to do so?

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Worth every penny! Super friendly volunteers! We're already booking for next year . The crew was great at answering all the questions. Complimentary drinks and danishes. We stopped and ate at the Trail Blazer grill ! Amazing food

Thank Charlie H
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Zena V, Public Relations Manager at Austin Steam Train, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Charlie! Thank you so much for your kind review! Are you already booked for your next trip?

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celeste m
16 December 2017|
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Response from mamamagoo40 | Reviewed this property |
No. I believe Burnet is the farthest point.
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brew0102
13 November 2017|
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Response from strobeone | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, the best time is during the day! This is because there is something to see as you travel the countryside and it makes it much more interesting when you can see the surrounding communities.
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mira15dave
23 October 2017|
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Response from Zena V | Property representative |
It depends on the route you are looking for! For the North Pole Flyer, if you have a kiddo under the age of 3 that you want to hold on your lap- you purchase an adult with a lap ride ticket. It is $5 more than the standard... More
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