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Skunk Train

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Address: 100 W Laurel St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3410
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A 40-mile train ride through the redwood forests of northern California....

A 40-mile train ride through the redwood forests of northern California. Depart Willits on the Highway 101 corridor or Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast. All trips are round-trip and travel from either Fort Bragg or Willits to the mid-point of the railroad "Northspur" and return. Trips are about 4 hours in length.

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Fun short train ride

It is a pretty short slow train ride on an old stretch of railroad. They talk about stories and history of the local logging industry. There is an open top car people can hang... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Danville, California
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Vacaville, California
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I went on the Skunk Train on a rainy weekend for our honeymoon and part of the tracks were flooded. They gave riders a chance to get off and receive a refund before we departed, but we stayed. Those that stayed were comp'ed a free drink while on the train which was greatly appreciated! During our entire honeymoon,... More 

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Thank Ashleigh O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our three grandchildren with us so we did short Putting Creek run 7 miles (about an hour), it was s nice ride. When we finished the ride we went to the model train museum next door. It was worth the time to see it.

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It is a pretty short slow train ride on an old stretch of railroad. They talk about stories and history of the local logging industry. There is an open top car people can hang out. It is a nice activity especially for family with kids.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a popular attraction so you should reserve. And arrive early. There's a little mall nearby that offers drinks, food, toilets and shops. We didn't reserve and opted for standing room only (TIP: this is an option if they say they are full!). We stood outside on the deck (very chilly!) but it was fun. They go out and... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

For anyone who is a train enthusiast, this is a lot of fun. I would recommend taking the longer train from Willits instead of the shorter one from Ft Bragg -- just more to see.

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Gainesville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The only thing that would have made it better is if the steam train was not getting redone. It is still absolutely worth doing and the steam train will be done next year sometime. Being from Florida it was great seeing landscapes that we don't see, but I would probably do this from time to time even if I lived... More 

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Corning, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We rode the one hour ride down the scenic pudding Creek route, the ride was beautiful. The train travels one way for half our then back tracks to starting point in fort bragg. The best part was you can walk to an outside open air car stand and watch the natural beauty. They also have a snack car area that... More 

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Ditcheat, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went on a half day trip on the Skunk Train. It was great fun. Loved the Train Singer who kept us entertained both ways. Good refreshments at reasonable prices on the train. Great for people who enjoy a slow trip through redwoods, spotting the occasional deer. Bar B Q at the midway point felt a bit like being in... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Did the Pudding Creek excursion which was very scenic and the pace is slow and gentle. Did not know what to expect but very pleasantly surprised with the added bonus of a lovely model railway exhibition across the tracks which was delightful. We had visited North Coast Brewing beforehand and had the 14 beer tasting menu so feeling more than... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We took the 4 hour trip, which was 45 minutes late starting, then we derailed and were stranded for more than 2 hours. We were out of luck for any other plans we had for the day! Unbeliveable that we were not offered any refund for our tickets.

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