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Irvine Park Railroad

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Address: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869-1000
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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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We enjoyed a very cold but enjoyable ride on the Irvine Park Express. We were able to enjoy it at Christmas time with all the beautiful lights, activities and a visit with Santa... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2015
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We enjoyed a very cold but enjoyable ride on the Irvine Park Express. We were able to enjoy it at Christmas time with all the beautiful lights, activities and a visit with Santa. It was enjoyed by all the ages represented. We can't wait until next year!

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Thank 25yrstime2travel
Noida, India
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186 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

This is good fror childrens and take around small portion of park. The park has small zoo. Not a very good attraction

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Orange, California
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Go online to get coupons. About $10/person. Lasts under 10 minutes. Hear some history on the county park. Train is decorated for Christmas. Add the pony rides and a picnic for a great day in park. When not summer time, make sure train is running the day you plan to visit park.

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Thank Karen D
Orange, California
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We have to ride this each visit to the park. My kids are 6 & 8 and they still want to ride. Great for any age.

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Thank scubacher
Newport Beach, California
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The railroad is an inexpensive way to find your way around the park and orient yourself for a day's activities .

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Thank katshannon
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Who doesn't like a train ride:). This is such a lovely park!! Come and have some fun!! Fun for kids of all ages, this includes us adult kids😉. Where a kid can be a kid.

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Seal Beach, California
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96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

When our family visits Irvine Park, no matter what else we do, the zoo, the lake, rent bikes, picnicking, etc.... riding the train is a MUST! The tracks wind through the shady trees and past the lake, with children waving and the bells clanging as we cross the road. It's an exciting (and inexpensive) adventure for kids of all ages.

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Thank Partypoodle
Fountain Valley, California
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

A Choo-Choo-Train, for everyone. And a great way to see The Lakes & Park area @Orange County Regional Park.

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Thank Dennis C
San Diego
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123 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We visited last weekend with our 5 year old grandson and were truly impressed. The horseback riding options were the best we have ever found, with both small ponies for toddlers and small horses for young kids. Once he is 8 there is yet another option so we will definitely return. Not the usual horse ride where they are just... More 

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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Great place for families with young children. Cheap ticket prices and the actual ride is perfect for toddlers. Restrooms are close by and they were clean. Plenty of parking. Pony rides too! Snack bar with burgers & drinks. Plenty of snacks too. I hear that during the holidays they go all out with decorations. Overall I will visit them again!

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