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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. All children (ages 2-12) may travel at 50% off the adult fare. 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

Long Beach – Located inside El Dorado Park, take 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 features 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 Train Rides

Los Angeles – Travel over one mile of track, across a bridge, through a forest and the Old Western Town.  Five different trains are operating, plus a T-6 simulator ride. Read More

Heritage Park Railroad Exhibit

Sante Fe Springs – Learn about Santa Fe Spring’s railroad history through restoration of the Santa Fe Railway depot, tracks, signals, and a restored steam locomotive. Read More

Irvine Park Railroad

Irvine – Irvine Park Railroad is a ⅓-scale train that takes visitors on a ride through the historic Irvine Regional Park. 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

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

Campo (San Diego County) – The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum displays over 120 pieces of equipment and artifacts, plus offers train rides on vintage locomotive and cars along the back-country scenery of San Diego County. Read More

Poway-Midland Railroad

Poway (San Diego County) – The Poway-Midland Railroad is a full-size, narrow-gauge railroad in Old Poway Park that carries passengers aboard vintage and antique railroad equipment including a steam locomotive, speeder, and cable car. 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. Read More

Southern California Live Steamers

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

Southern California Railway Museum

Perris – Ride trains and trolleys on weekends and visit the museum’s expansive collection of 200+ locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, and more. Read More

Travel Town Museum and Railroad

Los Angeles – Located in Griffith Park, Travel Town is an outdoor museum with over 40 historic railroad locomotives and cars. Visitors can also take a ride on the 16″ gauge miniature train (small fee). Read More

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