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Unread 11-06-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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Default Hill Country Steam Train? Burnet Bethlehem?

Has anyone here ever ridden on the Hill Country Steam Train which leaves from Cedar Park and does a tour through various towns? It sounds interesting but I'd be taking two small children and I want to check it out before committing to it. It's a long trip. I was looking at taking the train to the Burnet Main Street Bethlehem. For that matter, has anyone ever been to the Burnet Main Street Bethlehem before and would you recommend it?
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Unread 11-06-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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My husband and son (3 at the time) went and had a blast. It is kind of a long ride so bring some things to keep the little one entertained. We are actually doing the polar express in December with both boys (4 & 2) and I can't wait!
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Unread 11-06-2007, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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My neighbors kids went with their grandparents not too long ago and had a blast.
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Unread 11-06-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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How long is the trip from CP to Burnet on the train? Trying to figure out what level of candy bribes I'd need to bring for my 4 and 2 year old to stay on the train without screaming
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Unread 11-08-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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I went the train the day before halloween and loved it! All of the kids had a blast!
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Unread 07-28-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Houston, well kinda
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Never rode the train, but Bethlehem is really great, even participated one year. When I was there (10+ years), the bread was the greatest part, you must try if it is still there.
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Unread 07-29-2008, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I want to say the train ride is about 1.5 hours to Burnet. Also they are not running the steam right now. The train rolls behind my house so far this year no steam. We though the train was to long for my boys and the younger kiddo (5) is a train buff for his birthday we took Amtrak to Temple and he loved that and my pocketbook did also! Good luck. The Polar express train during holidays I hear is great fun.
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Unread 07-30-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this! Family members wanted us to head to Arizona to do the Polar Express there, but this sure beats that long, dull ride.
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