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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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Great family day

We brought our 2 and 4 year olds here for the Easter egg hunt. It's a lot of fun and plenty to keep them busy. However, every activity costs about $5 so it is NOT cheap. You also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
los angeles
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los angeles
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378 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our 2 and 4 year olds here for the Easter egg hunt. It's a lot of fun and plenty to keep them busy. However, every activity costs about $5 so it is NOT cheap. You also need to pay to enter the park itself. Go online and join their email to get coupons!

Thank amanda42
Tustin, California
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151 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the activities in this amazing park. The younger set loves it. And it is a popular ride through some of the park.

Thank 911jackie
Orange, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My young kids and some of my older kids still like riding the train at Irvine Park. It's a nice, easy ride through a tree-canopied part of the park. Try the off-peak time, though, it can get to be a long wait.

Thank doctorwinkelman
Orange, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was one of the places I loved bringing the twins on a routine 8-10 times a month. We purchased a park annual pass and loved taking the train ride around the park. We really enjoyed the Pumpkin Patch and Christmas around the park with the lights and music of Christmas. It certainly was great to stop at the bandshell... More 

Thank Jonathan M
Mission Viejo, California
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93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A leisurely ride in Irvine Park, the railroad is kid-scaled and takes you on a short 15 minute ride for $5 per "kids" over twelve. Kids under are free.

Thank mjd496
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80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 yr old granddaughter on the Christmas Train for the first time. She loved it. All the lights and things to do as well as ride the train to "The North Pole" was exciting. Santa was very sweet and accommodating to all the kids. They try to get the kids thru the line at a fair pace... More 

Thank czech2011
Orange, California, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A friend told me about the Christmas train so I decided to take my great nieces for the evening. The train ride was $12.00 each, then the kids were $5.00 each. The train rides thru live oak trees covered in lights, which are beautiful, but then stops to see Santa. The line to see him was very long and slow... More 

Thank Jennifer R
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 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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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank el_mulix
Orange, California
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

1 Thank Esther V

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