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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

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January 22, 2020
Great place to take the kids. Get tickets ahead of time if you want to ride any of the trains
December 23, 2019
At Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, California, history comes to life with vintage steam trains, a working roundhouse, and the timeless Sierra Railway Shops, a designated California Historical Landmark.
November 11, 2019
A cool place to check out. Steam train museum and rides. Particularly interesting to Steam Train enthusiasts
September 13, 2019
Railtown is fun for everyone from 2-102. You can experience what it was like to travel the railways of the old days. There is also a museum and gift shop to enjoy.
August 21, 2019
Historic roundhouse with intact and functioning steam locomotive running for rides through the country side. Check the the Spring they have a Wild Flower Ride that is beautiful.

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10501 Reservoir Road
Jamestown, California 95327
Phone+1 209-984-3953
Hours of Operation statusClosed