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Irvine Park Railroad

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Address: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869-1000
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+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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Afternoon fun

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 June 2016
Tustin, California
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Tustin, California
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159 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank greggfi626
Orange, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ronald F
Newport Beach
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86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
Apple Valley, California
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164 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Georgena2010
Orange, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Irvine park Railroad is a quick way to get an overview of the attractions at Irvine Park. My granddaughter loves to ride the train whenever we go. Christmas, Halloween and Easter are some of the times the railroad sets up special decorations for whatever event is happening. Santa Claus North Pole village, Halloween pumpkin patch or easter themes are... More 

1 Thank Henry S
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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295 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We went on the ride the engineer was nice the train took us though the park and we saw buildings and artifacts.

Thank Colby R
Irvine, California
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248 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

The only thing we like here is the railroad. Personally I feel like this place doesn't provide the value of money. First, you have to pay parking and everything here you have to pay based on time. I heard is a great place to go for around Christmas, Easter and so on. The zoo is a serious joke.

Thank Mozou-Kozou
Orange, California
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135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We enjoyed a very cold but enjoyable ride on the Irvine Park Express. We were able to enjoy it at Christmas time with all the beautiful lights, activities and a visit with Santa. It was enjoyed by all the ages represented. We can't wait until next year!

Thank 25yrstime2travel
Noida, India
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185 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is good fror childrens and take around small portion of park. The park has small zoo. Not a very good attraction

Thank guptaashok_0511

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