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Irvine Park Railroad

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Address: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869-1000
Phone Number: +1 714-997-3968
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00

Irvine Park Railroad is a premiere family destination centrally-located in...

Irvine Park Railroad is a premiere family destination centrally-located in Orange County, California. The one-third scale C.P. Huntington train takes both children and adults on a breathtaking ride through historic Irvine Regional Park. Attractions include paddle boat rentals, bike rentals and two, and full-service snack bars. Other park attractions include the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Annual events: Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Train, Easter Eggstravaganza and Anniversary Celebration. Open daily at 10:00 am.

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Excellent place for the family

I've been there several times with my kids. They really enjoyed everything there, the train ride, the horse rides, walking around the park. Always excellent service. Fun for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
Merida, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We drove out to Irvine to visit the pumpkin patch this year. It was horrendous to get in to the park and to find parking. We may have arrived at a busy time (11:30am), but the park had been open for a few hours so maybe we just decided to arrive at the same time as EVERYONE ELSE. It took... More 

Thank Tiff R
Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I've been there several times with my kids. They really enjoyed everything there, the train ride, the horse rides, walking around the park. Always excellent service. Fun for the family and kids.

Thank el_mulix
Orange, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I took my grandchildren to Irvine park and they couldn't wait to get on the train. The conductor was very friendly and great with the kids.

Thank Esther V
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I love this whole park and the train ride attraction they have there. I rode it for the first time as a cute, silly date with my husband and loved it. There is a place to by food right next to it so we bought a couple of corn dogs and ate them on a the train. It was so... More 

Thank sisterspooky89
Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

On a weekday and in between summer camp groups, we were able to get a seat in the middle of the train. Unlike trains that go around a mall or the Santa Ana zoo, this train is larger for adults and comfortable. The ride was smooth and in the shade of old oak trees some of which are 200 years... More 

Thank Denise B
Tustin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

i brought my 2 year old son to take a couple of rides on the train. The ride was great, about 10 min long and he really enjoyed it. The price is $5.00 per passenger. While I understand that it is a business, I find it insulting that they charge parents to take their kids. Not sure we will be... More 

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

The small train is located within the Irvine Park. Fun adventure for children, and adults. Makes you smile. Check days of availability not sure it operates year long. There is a small fee per ticket.

Thank dominiques855
Placentia, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great for families. You can get an annual pass good for all OC Parks! Animals (horses) to ride. Fireplaces, large park grounds and neat train to ride. Have special days at Easter, Christmas, and Holloween.

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Newport Beach
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The railroad is a short ride through the park, by the riding ponies. The travel on the train is over rated and I think a let down for the kids. You can still see the ducks in the pond but that is about it.

Thank ScottHoag
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This is the 3rd years we come to this park for Easter and for Easter eggs hunt and this park offer a lot of good gams for the kids and there is much things to do for the adults too the park is really big and there is lot of activity in it also you can go see the OC... More 

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