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Amtrak – 50% Off for Kids

Various Locations – Take short day-trips to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara or other cities from local stations throughout Southern California. One child’s fare ticket (ages 2-12) is eligible for a 50% discount with each fare-paying adult. Infants ride free. Restrictions apply. Read More

Angels Flight Railway

Los Angeles – Originally opened in 1901, Angels Flight — the world’s shortest railway — takes passengers on a short ride between Hill Street and Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill. Open daily, $1 each way. Read More

El Dorado Frontier in Long Beach

Long Beach – Located inside El Dorado Park, take on a mile-and-a-half train ride on a vintage locomotive, plus enjoy panning for treasure, riding a hand car mining buggy, or taking a spin on the Crystal Corral Carousel. Read More

Fullerton Train Museum

Fullerton – The museum has three historical cabooses, two 1940s Union Pacific Lounge cars and a 1951 sleeping car. Guided tours are available. Admission is free. Read More

Griffith Park & Southern Railroad

Los Angeles – Travel over one mile of track, across a bridge, through a forest and the Old Western Town.  Eight different trains are operating, plus a T-6 simulator ride. After riding the miniature train, explore dozens of old-time railroad locomotives and cars. Read More

Heritage Park Railroad Exhibit

Sante Fe Springs – The exhibit has a restored steam locomotive as well as its tender, a refrigerated boxcar, and caboose. Historical buildings and picnic area are on site. Read More

Irvine Park Railroad at Irvine Regional Park

Irvine – The 1/3-scale train is located in the foothills of Orange and is open daily (weather permitting, excluding certain holidays). Special events and educational programs for children are held throughout the year. Read More

Lomita Railroad Museum

Lomita – Dedicated to the era of the steam engine, the Museum offers a collection of locomotives, cabooses, oil tenders, box cars and more. Free admission. Read More

Metrolink – Kids Ride FREE on Weekends

Various Locations – The promotion offers free train rides for children, 17 years old and younger, on Saturdays and Sundays when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Each fare-paying adult can be accompanied by up to three children. Explore tab on their website offers 200+ outing ideas. Read More

Orange County Model Engineers

Costa Mesa – Free train rides every third Saturday and following Sunday of each month; rides are about 12 minutes and cover two loops in Fairview Park. Read More

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

San Diego – Learn about American railroading through educational programs, displays, toy trains, and scale models of California railroads and communities, spanning over 27,000 square feet of trains, trestles, and tracks. Newest exhibit: “All Aboard! Passenger Cars.” See how people sat, ate, and slept in 8 types of passenger cars from various decades. Read More

Southern California Live Steamers

Torrance – Free trains rides on miniature 7.5″ gauge trains on the first Sunday and the third Saturday of each month. Birthday and group trains are also available on public run days. Read More

Southern California Railway Museum

Perris – Ride streetcars, interurban electric cars, and trains on the Museum railway on their 100-acre campus. Visit the Museum’s collection of more than 200 streetcars and railway vehicles to experience the early days of electric, steam, and diesel railway transportation. Read More

Travel Town Museum and Railroad

Los Angeles – Outdoor museum with over 40 historic railroad locomotives and cars. Visitors can ride the 16″ gauge miniature train at Griffith Park Train Rides to travel around the museum and explore dozens of old-time railroad locomotives and cars. No admission fee, however there is a fee to ride the train. Read More

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