Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Family Fun Train" Coming Nov. 9

Hop aboard the Family Fun Train on Saturday, Nov. 9, aboard the Vista Dome car, Silver Splendor.

Make your reservations now through the museum's online store.

The museum's goal in developing this special rail trip for families is to enthuse young people about train travel and to make trains and railroads a more meaningful part of their everyday lives. To make the trip as much fun as possible, especially for young riders, we will be riding the extraordinary Vista Dome car, Silver Splendor, on this day trip up our beautiful coastline and through the inland valleys to San Luis Obispo. Riding in the dome is a unique, unforgettable experience because of the commanding 360-degree views that it gives its passengers. All Family Fun Train riders will get to spend the first half of the trip in Silver Splendor’s dome.

Museum Director Gary Coombs will be our guide for the trip, using the dome as his platform for sharing the spectacular sights and points of interest along the route. These include the breathtaking Gaviota Coast, Hollister Ranch, Point Conception, the launch sites of Vandenberg AFB, state and county beach parks, a wealth of aquatic and other wildlife and botanical wonders, and a lot more.

Thanks to a generous contribution from Bill and Debbie Hatrick, the museum is able to offer a special Family Fun Train rate for children ages 2 to 12 that's $30 off of the standard passenger fare.

The Family Fun Train is also co-sponsored by, the online resource guide for local families.