Texas Train Tours for the Whole Family

For a relaxing tour through the state of Texas, why not go on a train? Trains are an excellent way to relax and let someone else deliver you to your vacation spot without the hassle of flying. Plus, you can take in the wide assortment of scenery as you travel across the state, something nearly impossible to do by car or airplane.

There are two special trains that operate in Texas that can be enjoyable for the whole family. One is known as the Texas State Railroad and passes through east Texas from Rusk to Palestine. The passenger train is pulled by either a restored steam engine or an aged Alco cab diesel. The stations at each end of the line have managed to hold on to their 1800's model look and feel, adding to the authenticity of the trip. The territory covered is picturesque and offers children a chance to see what historic train travel and lodging was like.

The other distinctive railroad in Texas is the Austin Steam Train. This train is intended more for excursions than travel to a destination, but it’s just as entertaining nonetheless. Passengers can choose from three levels of luxury — coaches, which are open-window train cars, excursion cars that have heat and A/C, and finally, lounge cars, which are climate-controlled and have snacks offered also. Once again, it's a fantastic teaching experience for the kids, and adults will have a good time recalling the smell and sounds of the trains they grew up with.

If you want to add one more level of fun to your train trip, plan to go on Halloween or Christmas. There are special train rides and events that happen during these two holidays. The Halloween tour involves a kid's costume judging contest, a lot of candy handed out, and ghost stories in the darkened cars. At Christmas, the train travels to the town of Burnet, where all of the residents are dressed in outfits and the city is appropriately decorated to look like Bethlehem during the time of Christ's birth. There are even domestic farm animals like goats, chickens, and cows, roaming the streets for added authenticity.

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