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“A lot of scenery and history”

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Garibaldi
Certificate of Excellence
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A lot of scenery and history”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The ride was peaceful and relaxing, with the brunch tasty and filling. All the staff were knowledgeable about the history and various sights and willing to give extra time to answer questions. It would have been even better if the conductor had a microphone, as the conversation level often made it difficult to hear all he said. A lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Visited May 2014
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McMinnville, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The great train trip to Rockaway”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Nothing to dislike about this trip. We really enjoyed the beautiful scenery. We had fun just visiting with the passengers on the trip and got lots of pictures.

Visited May 2013
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4 Thank FROSTYOREGON
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McMinnville, Oregon
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Afternoon Treat for the Grandkids”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Took my three young grandchildren (8, 5 and 4) for a trip on the Steam Train that runs between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach. We sat in one of the covered yet open sided cars on a rainy day - did not seem to dampen the kids enthusiasm! Brought a smile to my face, and was not to hard on my wallet. Overall a great treat in a day spent looking at crabs in tanks, walking the docks and in general exploring the small coastal town of Garibaldi.

Visited June 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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149 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great ride!”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

This excursion provided the perfect break from driving down the Oregon Coast, allowing time to just sit back and relax while somebody else did the driving. The steam train winds slowly along near the road, but there is so much more to see than you can from a car because it literally hugs the coastline, and the higher elevation of the railway carriage provides a much better view - and you are going slow enough to take everything in.

The stretch along the coastline is particularly beautiful with excellent opportunities to spot many varieties of sea birds perched on rocky outcrops, and other marine wildlife. The train travels from Garibaldi to Rockaway beach, stops for around half an hour so you can take a look around and then makes its way back again. It's noisy, what with all the steam, whistles and bells, but it is totally charming and if, weather permitting, you sit in one of the open carriages near the front of the train you can fully enjoy the smells and sounds of the age of steam.

All in all it was a very enjoyable trip and I'd highly recommend it.

Visited September 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun Experience”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

It was a fun experience and good for family or friends. I love the train and the option to sit in the enclosed sitting area or be out in the open (weather permitting).

Visited September 2013
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