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“A fun and relaxing ride” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eagle Cap Excursion Train

Eagle Cap Excursion Train
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Elgin
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Beaverton, Oregon
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424 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“A fun and relaxing ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

We went on the Mother's Day train. You don't see any roads/highways from the train - just great scenery and the river.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Baker City, Oregon
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Some people liked it. I wasn't one.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

This trip along the river was purchased as a gift for me and we thought it was going to be fun and quaint. Instead, it was crowded, boring and the train only moved about 5 miles an hour for the whole time. They say it is where roads do not go and yet we saw houses and even cars across the way. Scenery is just as well seen from your own vehicle. My friend from Hawai'i had never been on a train before and couldn't understand why we had thought it would be fun. Never so glad to get off such a long, slow ride. Disappointing. Not cheap either. Sorry we went. We do laugh about it now though. Aloha.

Visited August 2011
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1 Thank Sahoni
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Oregon
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234 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Just ho hum”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

I just found it to be overpriced, not comfortable, and a bit boring. The scenery is even better if you just drive.

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Kennewick, Washington
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583 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“A very pleasant experience. Quaint.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

3 1/2 hour train ride along the Grande Ronde River in Oregon where roads do not go. Very pretty scenery, wildlife sightings. The train is staffed by friendly volunteers from the area who love to share their tales. A nice little box lunch is served. It is not fancy, but we felt it was well worth the time and money. When booking through the agent on their web site, you can arrange a very inexpensive room overnight in nearby LaGrande to make it more of a weekend trip. http://eaglecaptrain.com/ They said it is not handicapped accessible, but I think you could do it. Several elderly people who did not walk well were on the trip. Speak with the agent. A dog sitters is also available.

Visited September 2011
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