Kid Vacation - a Train Tour Makes it Extra Special

By: Rich Herman

A kid vacation to remember undoubtedly includes a train tour or train ride. Even though there are many places to see and things to do, there is nothing better than a train ride to bring out the little kid in all of us. Whether its riding a modern train to tour the country or taking a short excursion on a vintage steam engine, your family will have a wonderful time. There are many different train tours available all over the world. Here are some good ones located in the United States.

Sierra Railroad
Offers three great train tours in California. The Sierra Railroad Dinner Train connects the Central Valley to California's Gold Country and offers beautiful scenery. The Sacramento River Train boards in Woodland, California and follows the Sacramento River. The Skunk Train follows a winding route over the Noyo River, and makes its way through the coastal mountains to the Redwood forests.

Grand Canyon Railway
The Grand Canyon Railway leaves from Williams, Arizona and offers several classes of vintage train service to the Grand Canyon. This is a great way to get from Williams to the Grand Canyon, and journeying to the canyon by rail offers a fun and unique travel experience for your family. Along the way, enjoy 65 miles of Grand Canyon Country views and Old West entertainment.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
This is America's highest and longest narrow gauge railroad. It makes trips between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. They offer a variety of train rides, and their Cinder Express is a three-hour trip designed especially with children in mine.

Black Hills Central Railroad
Ride the 1880 Train through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. This vintage steam train is located near Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. The train runs between Hill City and Keystone, and is a great way to see some of the area. You and your kids will love the ride.

Both young and old enjoy train rides, and there is probably no better way to see America than to take a train tour. Make it a major part of your kid vacation this year or use it for a short side trip or weekend getaway. Enjoy the slower paced travel and beautiful scenery, and treat your kids to a little taste of a bygone era. It will definitely be a trip that your family will remember and treasure for years. Have a fun trip!

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