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The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum

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Address: 1101 Sylvenus Street, Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone Number: +1 360-748-9593
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Steam Train Ride and Museum

The steam train ride was a really fun experience and great for parents with small children. The steam train offers a concession stand and a view of the land from Chehalis to Adna... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
Treesad
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The steam train ride was a really fun experience and great for parents with small children. The steam train offers a concession stand and a view of the land from Chehalis to Adna. My kids were given souvenir train pennants to take home. Prior to boarding the train, there is a small museum and gift shop. I believe people can... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Four of us travelled from Victoria BC, Canada to Chehalis to ride that steam train! It's our 3rd steam train ride (others in BC,) in 3 years. This was more quaint than Kettle Creek Valley or Port Alberni but they were super friendly and it was well worth the trip! The best part about it was that we could arrange... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were given a gift certificate for the mystery train ride. It was interesting and ok to do one time, but the food was not particularly good, and although wine was advertised as something one could purchase, there was none available when we asked. We were thinking this was one of those mystery games, where everyone might be a suspect,... More 

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Kirkland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was a reasonably priced 14 mile ride behind an authentic steam locomotive. The leisurely ride took us through farms and forests along a former Milwaukee RR line. It tokk about an hour and a half. The crew was friendly and helpful. Be sure to ride in the open gondola behind the locomotive.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

we took the 5pm train to get the longer ride. nice scenery along the river. Lots of whistle blowing at every crossing- very cool. its a diesel fired steam locomotive. staff was very friendly. nice little train ride. not over crowded. got a few good pic's. fun time. chips, candy bars and pop available on board.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Visited the train on our way from Columbia River to Seattle. Pleasant surprise and enjoyable ride and staff. I would say it is more of a "living museum" in terms of riding the train and speaking with the staff than any extensive exhibits or artifacts. If ever in the area again, would certainly revisit.

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Mother's Day train ride, 1920's dining car, cute station with benches and a few items to buy (hats, postcards), friendly as your grandma, steam train, little rocking, but not much, toot toot, mostly quiet inside. Our dining experience rocked. Fruit plate, OJ, water, Coffee, cookies, then steak with scrambled eggs, a crepe, potatoes, (all cooked right and yummy), mimosas if... More 

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Centralia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Dog gone it, the museum and train have been out of service all summer so far. Per Federal requirements, steam locomotives require a boiler rebuild ever so often to protect the engineer, fireman, and passengers from catastrophic boiler explosions. Well, this is the year that the locomotive #15 had to be done. From what I have gathered from local news... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This historic train station is now a museum. Located in downtown Chehalis, it is not far from the freeway and walking distance to restaurants and shopping. It also includes Native American history of the Chehalis Tribe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

This particular steam rail road, has lots of opportunities for the whole family a step back in history the railroad cars rock back and forth in a slow relaxing ride. Every year this way one has different type of events dinner trains and other events . They also offer a special needs day for all the families and caregivers and... More 

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