Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

18115 5th Ave.
(209) 984-3953
HOURS:10:00 to 3:00

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park's 26 acres preserves the roundhouse and shops for the Sierra Railway, a shortline that was built in 1897 to bring goods into the foothills, and lumber, gold and marble out of the foothills. Beginning in 1919, the railroad furnished the equipment and locations for hundreds of motion pictures, television productions and commercials, among them "High Noon", "Back to the Future III" and Petticoat Junction". The "Movie Star Locomotive" the Sierra No. 3 now pulls the train most Saturdays. The Park is open Thursdays-Mondays (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from 9:30-4:30 during the summer and 10-3 during the winter. Excursion Trains run hourly from 11-3 every Saturday & Sunday from April-October, Thanksgiving weekend and the weekend before Christmas. Train tickets are $13 for adults and $3 for youth. Children 5 and under ride free. Tickets include park admission, which is $5 for adults and $3 for youth. Leashed dogs are permitted in the park and on the trains. BBQ and shaded picnic facilities are available.

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