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For the train fanatic

This is a small ride on train ride that covers at least 1.5 km of a space that has citrus fruit... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Victoria, Canada
Great little train ride

Fun for the whole family. For $3 you take a trip around the area -- twice. Get there before 3:00... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
Karen O
Onaway, Michigan
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5202 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1472
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just around the corner from Travel Town and with free parking Live Steamers is open for just a few hours each Sunday. Despite it’s name most of the miniature locomotives were diesels. At just $3 each the ride was great fun with the guard pointing...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed December 26, 2017

This is a small ride on train ride that covers at least 1.5 km of a space that has citrus fruit trees, trestle bridge and tunnels. This is obviously a work of love for these people who just want to share their joy in having...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I took my 2 little ones on the train ride. At the ticket counter, the salesman asked for a minimum "donation" of $3 per person. There were 3 of us so I gave $15 to help them out even more. The train ride was very...More

2  Thank Hake J
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Fun for the whole family. For $3 you take a trip around the area -- twice. Get there before 3:00 as it closes then. Located in Griffith Park. One of several things to do there.

Thank Karen O
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We saw this on trip advisor before our trip from the uk and decided it would be a good trip out for our first day in la. We spent the first part of the morning at travel town and then drove down for a ride...More

Thank travelbug_family39
Reviewed June 23, 2016

I can't speak specifically to the LA Live Steamers other than to say the ticket booth people were lovely and helpful in directing us next door to Walt's Barn. I did see many happy families riding the trains around, and we want to go back...More

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Magical place with awesome volunteers! As a Disney fanatic, it was a very special experience to visit Walt's barn, one of the original train cars from Disneyland, and meet the inspiration for Tink!

2  Thank Tina C
Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Los Angeles Live Steamers is a place that we always visit with my father-in-law, when he comes to see us from the UK. It's just us adults and we never feel out of place. The Los Angeles Live Steamers is for everyone, not only...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed December 22, 2014

We went on a day that the Walt Disney Barn was open, too. The combination of the history of Disney's love of trains with the friendly talkative volunteers who shared it and then the train ride by the Steamers was terrific. The ride was more...More

Thank LesMcQ
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Past the Zoo and just before Travel Town (which you should visit too) is a hidden treasure for kids. Ride different type of small trains (Electric, Diesel, Steam) Engine Trains and ride for approx. 10-15 minutes on bridges and tunnels. Very fun. Donation fee of...More

Thank Adih361
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