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West Sacramento Boarding
Our boarding location is a ½ mile North of the West Sacramento IKEA shopping center. We board at 400 North Harbor Blvd., sharing a parking lot with a water facility.
400 N. Harbor Blvd
West Sacramento, CA 95605GET DIRECTIONS
Pumpkin Train FAQ
Does my ticket price include a pumpkin?
Yes! When we deboard, everyone can each snag the perfect pumpkin of their choosing.
Is the Pumpkin Train scary?
Not at all. Our Pumpkin Train experience is a fun fall festival that celebrates the harvest with friendly scarecrows and autumn activities, and does not create a spooky atmosphere.
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.
Can I cancel or reschedule my trip?
Tickets and fees are nonrefundable. You may call to reschedule or receive a voucher for your trip up to 72 hours prior to departure. The number for our ticketing office is: (800) 866-1690.
Can I bring outside food or drinks onto the train?
No, in keeping with health and safety regulations, we cannot allow outside food or drink on the train. We do have soft drinks, water, and snacks available at our concession and many trips have the option of purchasing light meals or snack boxes ahead of time.
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?
No. Because of safety concerns we no longer allow dogs on the Sacramento RiverTrain with the exception of service animals.
Are there restrooms available on the Sacramento RiverTrain?
Yes. The Sacramento RiverTrain has several small, airplane or bus-style restrooms available for guest use.
Is smoking allowed on the Sacramento RiverTrain?
No. Federal regulations and regional fire codes prohibit smoking, even in the outdoor cars.
Are discounts available for large groups?
Yes! Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounted rates. Call our reservations office at 1 (800) 866-1690 to inquire about group events.
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 Great Train Robbery 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 our reservations office at 1 (800) 866-1690 to inquire about group events.
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?
Due to the historic nature of the train cars, however, there are some unique challenges for anyone with mobility restrictions to be aware of. Some of our cars have narrow hallways with 90 degree turns, and we cannot guarantee that personal chairs will fit. Additionally, some of our cars are upper level and have steep stairs at either end. That being said, we will make every effort to accommodate anyone wishing to ride the train. Please give us a call at 1.800.866.1690 to discuss further.
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.
SPECTACULAR! We traveled with a 2 year old who was thoroughly entertained the entire trip! So much so that we avoided all melt downs and she rewarded us with a marvelous nap on the ride home! We will be making this an annual trip!
We’ve ridden the Murder Mystery Train, the Magical Christmas Train and now the Pumpkin Train. We absolutely loved each experience. The staff is always very personable and the experience/activities on each train are so much fun for the whole family.