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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
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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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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choochoo

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Jonathan M
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Mission Viejo, California
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90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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yucaipa
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73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Orange, California, United States
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Merida, Mexico
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank el_mulix
Orange, California
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Esther V
Santa Ana, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I love this whole park and the train ride attraction they have there. I rode it for the first time as a cute, silly date with my husband and loved it. There is a place to by food right next to it so we bought a couple of corn dogs and ate them on a the train. It was so... More 

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1 Thank sisterspooky89
Lake Forest, California
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268 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

On a weekday and in between summer camp groups, we were able to get a seat in the middle of the train. Unlike trains that go around a mall or the Santa Ana zoo, this train is larger for adults and comfortable. The ride was smooth and in the shade of old oak trees some of which are 200 years... More 

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Tustin, California
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158 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

i brought my 2 year old son to take a couple of rides on the train. The ride was great, about 10 min long and he really enjoyed it. The price is $5.00 per passenger. While I understand that it is a business, I find it insulting that they charge parents to take their kids. Not sure we will be... More 

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