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Historic Jefferson Railway

400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
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Kind of dull and not really very scenic, there was old junk all along the route and the sound system was garbled.

Even the kids on the ride seemed bored. young boy behind us said the antique stores were more... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Mark K
,
Mesquite, Texas, United States
Never disappointed

I've gone on this train ride multiple times over the years. The haunted train and Christmas train... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
tgcampbell
,
Texarkana, Arkansas
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400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Even the kids on the ride seemed bored. young boy behind us said the antique stores were more interesting. I would pass on this one.

1  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I've gone on this train ride multiple times over the years. The haunted train and Christmas train rides are my favorite. The story tellers are amazing.

Thank tgcampbell
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I call and asked if I could reserve they said they would take my name and how many people think they took #. Weather had been rainy earlier but had not rained in awhile. We were hour away drove up there and they canceled. They...More

1  Thank OC E
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

During our visit the bayou was much wider than it normally is caused by recent heavy rainfall. The re-enactment of the great locomotive chase and naval battle nevertheless took place. The train rode through a foot of water ! I really enjoyed the scenery and...More

2  Thank Dutchkathy
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

Very relaxing train trip out through the backside of the Bayou. Lots of information about the area and the town of Jefferson. would recommend to all with kids or just to sit and see the sights. The Bayou is really a special place.

Thank Robbin B
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Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

A recommendation if you're sight-seeing this area. They also say Jefferson is haunted but it's very pretty area.

Thank Regina G
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

During this time of year, the train station & train are decorated for Christmas. Christmas music is played while an employee narrates the ride through the woods for you. The woods are decorated with lights (how'd they do that?) & different scenes throughout. Plan early,...More

Thank Michele J
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Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We're all senior adults ( 6) and were very disappointed with this ride. The lighting in the trees was poorly done and the displays were not much better. The whole thing was disappointing. It's alright for a small child that's never been on a train...More

1  Thank Mgr1949
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

We did the Christmas Lights Ride. When we made the reservations we were expecting typical cold December weather, so we reserved the Indoor Car. The car is nicer and if it had actually been cold ( temps in the 60s) it would have been more...More

Thank Sue_ZQ_75
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Reviewed December 14, 2015

We enjoyed our ride the Jefferson Christmas train. They take you on a 30-40 minute ride through a series of lighted displays made up to like holiday celebrations around the world. If you go in expecting something like you might find major theme park you...More

Thank preslb
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Elpe2000
December 27, 2015|
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Response from Michele J | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, the Christmas train rides ended this past Sunday, Dec 27th. There will be a New Year's train ride on Dec 31st at 8, 9 & 11:30 pm which includes fireworks.
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