Ride back in time to the Wild West. Each ticket price includes a 3.5 hour train ride, a Western show, and a barbecue buffet lunch. Both kids and adults will find something to love amid the scenery, gun-slinging, and picnic buffet.
On this 3.5 hour trip, we’ll roll over the Fremont Trestle and through some pretty countryside. As the train passes Robber's Roost, keep a weathered eye on the horizon for greedy outlaws. Luckily, we have the Marshall on board to keep things safe — he may need to teach those old crooks a lesson! Later on, we stop at Elkhorn Park for a delicious Western buffet lunch by the river.
The walk from the train to the park is approximately 100 yards. Please discuss this with our reservation staff if someone in your party could have a problem making this distance — with advance planning, we can arrange to make a vehicle available to transport you. While we have some seating at the park, you may also like to bring a blanket to picnic on the shady grass. If weather conditions are poor, we may remain on the train for lunch.
Are the rides round-trip?
Yes! No matter where we board, your evening on the Sacramento RiverTrain will always end right back where it started.
Where are my tickets?
The Sacramento RiverTrain is a ticket-free operation. To board the train on your event date, all you’ll need to provide us is the last name of the person who purchased the reservations.
What happens if my date is cancelled?
Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control, we may be forced to cancel an event date. If this happens, we will contact you to make alternative arrangements. First, we’ll try to get you into the same experience on another trip date. If your schedule cannot accommodate another trip date, we will refund you your ticket purchase price.
Is the Sacramento RiverTrain affiliated with the Railroad Museum?
The Sacramento RiverTrain is a family-owned and operated business that is not affiliated with the California State Railroad museum. If you want to learn about trains and the history of California’s railroads, the California State Railroad Museum is the place to go. If you’re looking for a unique venue for a variety of memorable experiences, look no further than the Sacramento RiverTrain.
Does the Sacramento RiverTrain run any trips using steam-powered engines?
No. All of our trains are diesel-powered locomotives. If you want to see vintage trains in action, consider making a weekend trip to our sister railroad in Mendocino County, the Skunk Train.
Is the Sacramento RiverTrain dog-friendly?
We offer two dog-friendly experiences, so you can spend an afternoon rolling through the countryside with your four-legged friends. Our Beer Train and The Old Vine Express each accommodate up to five dogs per trip. Please use your good judgement when making reservations for your dog: they will need to be able to remain on the train for three hours among crowds, live music, and horn sounds. Bear in mind that they also need to remain on-leash, attended, and in the outdoor, open-air cars throughout the duration of the trip. You may want to consider bringing at least two human companions to accompany your dogs, to allow one of you to duck into the indoor areas for beer or wine tastes, food runs, and restroom breaks.
Are discounts available for large groups?
Yes! Groups of 20 or more are eligible for significantly discounted rates. Contact our group sales and special events manager to plan a great experience, and secure special pricing — call Lauren, at (530) 574-5949.
Can I host my child’s birthday party on the Sacramento RiverTrain?
Yes! Kid-friendly events are one of our specialties, and any of these can be a great way to spend your child’s birthday. Great Train Robberies, for example, are the most economical option for little Wild West enthusiasts. However, any trip can be a great celebration: from the Zombie Train to the Christmas Train, there is always something fun rolling down the tracks. Contact our group sales and special events manager to plan a great day, and secure special discounted pricing for parties of 20 or more — call Lauren, at (530) 574-5949.
Can I have a corporate event on the Sacramento RiverTrain?
Absolutely! Large company parties can schedule a special train trip to show employees appreciation, celebrate the holidays, or work on building up that team mentality. For smaller groups, consider reserving a private car for one of our already-scheduled trips. Call our reservations office at 1 (800) 866-1690 to inquire about group events.
Can I rent out the entire train?
Yes, private charters may be arranged, upon request, for any day of the week depending upon availability.
Is the Sacramento RiverTrain wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, our trains cannot currently accommodate wheelchairs. However, there are some arrangements we can make for patrons who have some difficulty with walking. If you or a member of your party will require assistance with boarding, or priority seating, please feel free to mention so when making your reservations. We will make every effort to ensure the utmost comfort of all of our passengers.
How many guests can the RiverTrain accommodate?
The train has a maximum capacity of 300 guests. The maximum capacity may vary based on the experience.