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Talkeetna, AK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love trains. This was a nice run. I took it because it was close to where I was staying. On hind sight if I was to do a scenic train ride again I would do the short run out of Portage as this is...More

Thank Detelbop
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This was a fun and interesting trip. The conductor (Ryan) and the rest of the crew were extremely accessible and willing to answer any questions. There were multiple stops along the way for scenic views and to pickup/drop off passengers and supplies. Our daughter especially...More

Thank KentuckyGirlAtHeart
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We loved the beautiful countryside, riding in the Dome Car, friendly fellow passengers, the unusual flag stops, and meeting locals. We especially appreciated our engaging conductor, Ryan. He was instrumental in making this trip a highlight of our Alaskan vacation. His commentary during the day...More

1  Thank Ellen K
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We spent a very pleasant afternoon riding the Hurricane Turn - Ryan our host & conductor was very friendly and informative. Had a couple of stops to allow us to view in detail points of interest. Met & spoke with Mary & Clyde Lovel and...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our ride, nice relaxed atmosphere, excellent running commentary and saw lot's of things you would miss if you stuck to the usual tourist routes. A great way to spend the day.

1  Thank Francina G
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

He had been here about 14 years ago & could never stop talking about it. We are Train Enthusiasts & have ridden many trains and this one is in my top five. Conductor Brian was knowledgeable about the history of the area and spent his...More

1  Thank NCFSL
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Scenic ride in the Alaskan wilderness. Train made a few stops that passengers could get off train and enjoy the wilderness for a few minutes and get back on train. Time passed very quickly. Very enjoyable day. FYI Pack your own food. Must ride the...More

1  Thank Calico96
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This was a great train ride, and the people working the train was so friendly and knowledgable. The scenery was gorgeous. I was a little mislead about the trip by our agent. We thought Hurricane was a place where we would get off, walk around,...More

1  Thank Bexar1836
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Even though wildlife decided to remain hidden, the beauty of the area did not. The day was as beautiful as the scenery. It was interesting to see people wave the train down to go to their destination. As we learned of “Whistle Stops”. We were...More

2  Thank Linda L
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Thanks for a good time with great scenery and outstanding conductor. Meeting and conversing with the engineer was a plus. Stopped and bought a book from Mary Lovel and would recommend it, she makes things and events come to life.

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December 6, 2016|
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Response from Nancy820 | Reviewed this property |
The Hurricane Train is a flag stop train. It runs the first Thursday of the month from October thru May. Do not pay any attention to one bad review. We have ridden this train three times and we LOVED it. One of the things... More
June 13, 2016|
Response from Cynthia C |
It usually returns by 7 PM, can vary a little if there were a lot of stops...part of what makes it interesting are the locals getting on....sled dogs, people living off the grid, adventure derkers, etc! Well worth it, you... More