If you love riding on the rails, the “Cedar Park train” is a field trip you won’t want to miss. Rail travel is so relaxing. You can learn about history, take in the scenery, or just kick back and take a snooze with the monotonous clickety-clack of the rails and the breeze in your face. It’s like stepping back into the 1800’s and early 1900’s – a pace of life that is long lost on our bustling society today.
The Austin Steam Train Association has a nice website where you can learn more about their different events, rides, and even their historic restoration projects. For the kids, they offer a day out with Thomas the tank engine, and for the lovebirds, they offer sunset rides and wine tasting rides. There’s something for everyone.
During the holidays, they even offer a ride that takes you out to the Main Street Bethlehem in Burnet, Texas… and they have hot cocoa and a Santa visit. I’ll have to do another field trip post about our trip to Main Street Bethlehem and share some more images from there. It really is a neat experience, and coupled with the train ride, that would be a fun family holiday tradition!
The rides are pricey, but they do offer discounts at certain times of the year, and they offer discounts to senior citizens, veterans and military service members.
Here’s a little clip I took while relaxing on the train with our crew:
Happy train ride!
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