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“Best Time Ever”

Iron Mountain Railway
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Jackson
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Clever Mo
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Time Ever”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Just rode the train..... when we arrived (early) a man gave us a guided tour of all the cars and the museum and gift shop. When we started to go eat lunch he asked me if i wanted to see how the diesel engine worked...... WELL OF COURSE! He showed me inside and walked down both side next to the engines then showed me inside of the 12 cylinder engines.... I was impressed with his knowledge... that is when i found out he was the engineer. He asked me if i wanted to start the engines when it was time....OF COURSE I DID! and i did...Then the best part. He asked me and my wife to ride in the locomotive with him.... WOW! Best time ever. The restaurant there has the best pizza and subs ever.

Visited July 2013
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Missouri City, Missouri
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun & Funny”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We took our son and one of his friends for his birthday on this train ride. We had a great time. The train robbery could use a little work but over all it was lots of fun and the robbers were really funny at times. the robbers road the train back in the cars where all the passengers were and visited with everyone and took pictures with the kids. They had a coloring contest and the boys were given sord balloons. They sang happy birthday to our son and gave him a railroad spike that was painted. Yes the train is old and could use some work but people need to realize that this is ran strictly on volunteers and donations. A little imagination of what it use to be and a time gone by that was a way of life to be considered. The inside was nice and clean. There was a concession that didn't gouge you in price for a snack and a drink. One of the ladies told me that we could even have bought a pizza(pizza place there at station) if we wanted and brought it on the train. Or if we wanted to bring a picnic type lunch with us that was ok. The people we ran into were all very informative, friendly and just down right good people - what else could you ask for. You get out of the train ride what you put into it. Its not glamour by no means. Its a part of history that other train enthusiasts are trying to preserve. It was well worth our trip and we plan on going again. If you or your kids like trains, inexpensive fun for a few hours, its worth the time you spend with your family.

Visited June 2013
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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Santa Express”
Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

We went to ride with Santa and my kids loved it. It was a slow train ride but the volunteers kept us very entertained. We went 5 miles in 2 hours! The kids for to have hot chocolate, cookies, and played games. Got to sit on Santa's lap and got reindeer food to feed the reindeer. Very cute and well put together. We definitely do it again.

Visited December 2012
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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353 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Fun trip for schools”
Reviewed 3 May 2013 via mobile

We took 100+ teenagers on the train ride for our yearly field trip. The teenagers had a great time and were entertained by the antics of the volunteers. They had a coloring contest, a train robbery, a stop at a pretend town, things to purchase, a singing competition, and a bubble blowing competition. It was a good day. We will be back.

Visited May 2013
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Marion, Illinois, United States
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great train rides”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

What a fun thing to do. In Octtober they have haunted train rides and at Christmas. You can listen to a storey and have a visit with Santa for the little ones.

Visited October 2011
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