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“Trip to the County Fair”
Review of Austin Steam Train

Austin Steam Train
Ranked #1 of 2 Tours in Cedar Park
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
Attraction details
Lafayette, Louisiana
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Trip to the County Fair”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We went on a family outing to the fair. It took about 2 hours on the train to get there. The trip was relaxing. The attendant was friendly and gave us some history of the train car we were riding in. There were snacks and soft drinks as part of the package as well. When we pulled into the town and got off we found ourselves in the middle of the fair. The exhibition hall was air-conditioned there were antique cars and as we were leaving there was a Gun Fight show. We found the trip to be very laid back and relaxing. Our hotel was right next door and there was a Great Steak and Seafood Restaurant (not the name) within short walking distance.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't do it!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I love the countryside but this is a rip off. And it could be so much more. Maybe OK for tiny kids. We had decent weather so rated it higher than it deserved. Another train issue put us sitting for nearly 40 minutes.

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Danndavesmom
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not worth it!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Austin steam train is not worth it. We spent the longest 3 hours in this train. We rode on the first class air-conditioned silver pine coach which cost $92 for 2 adults and a child. The whole trip was so boring with nothing scenic .............only trees and abandoned houses. Dont waste your money if you have already been on a steam train before.

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank lOve_explOre_travel
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Flagstaff, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“terrible terrible trip money robbing scheme!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

this was absolutely terrible. they charge an arm and leg for a trip that did not not leave or arrive on time and. whose toilets smell worse than an outhouse. they offer mini waters and teas with store bought bite size muffins. it's dirty and the "scenery" is dilapidated housing with starving horses! don't waste your money!

Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Diana R
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Hilton Head Island, SC
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Kids thought it was great”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The steam engine is being restored so they are using a vintage diesel engine to pull vintage passenger cars. Some were from the 20's, diners, lounge cars, Pullman cars, etc. A real treat for train buffs especially the little ones.

Visited June 2014
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