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Historic Jefferson Railway

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Address: 400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
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+1 903-665-6400
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Rather short but very informative trainride through forestry area along a beautiful bayou

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2016
Dutchkathy
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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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 the information that was given by the live narrator. It is worth the drive and... More 

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Reno, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 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.

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Jasper, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

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

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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, as tickets sell out fast.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 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 ride, but definitely not for adults.

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 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 comfortable than the open cars. The open cars would offer a better view and better... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 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 will be disappointed but if you have a kid who likes trains (and most do)... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

This was a pleasant but short excursion with Christmas displays on both sides of the track and a narrative and music as well. It was nice listening to the other passengers reminiscing about their prior trips.

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Humble, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

This little train is a lot of fun, I think it is called a narrow gage railroad. The trip is not very long but it is a fun ride. I have been to Jefferson several times and it was not always open. I don't know if it was weather, repairs or the days we were there. It is a neat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We took the Ghost Train Tour. Meeting in the depot at 8:00 and listening to ghost stories while sipping on a complimentary beverage was nice. Boarded the train and left the depot promptly at 9:00. We probably should have taken the day train tour. While the train went leisurely through the woods, it was dark and none of the "sights"... More 

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