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Halloween Train Rides on the V & T Railroad

Spooky Fun on Special Halloween Trains

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The Virginia & Truckee Railroad gets into the Halloween spirit by offering a number of fun and spooky special train rides during the Halloween season. Other railroads in the area have Halloween trains as well.

Pumpkin Patch Trains on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Saturday and Sunday day trains, October 16 - 17 and 23 - 24, 2021. Friday and Saturday dusk trains at 5:15 p.m., October 15 - 16, 2021 - Ride the Pumpkin Patch Trains on the V & T Railroad from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back. The pumpkin patch is fall's ultimate playground, so it's the perfect time to catch a train to the Gold Hill pumpkin patch and pick your special pumpkin. For kids who like a little more of scare, check out our Pumpkin Patch dusk trains. Day trains depart each day at 11:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for kids, $8 for toddlers, free for toddlers on parents laps who do not pick a pumpkin. For more information, call (775) 847-0380. You can get tickets online to reserve your seats on this popular ride.

Harvest Train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

Saturday and Sunday, October 16 - 17, 2021. Ride the steam train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The event will include a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for sale and more. Wristbands include unlimited steam train rides and museum entry. Adults 18 and over are $15, kids 12 to 17 are $10, ages 4 to 11 are $5, age 3 and under free. Regular museum admission will also be available. Train rides depart about every 40 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

McKeen Motor Car rides at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

Friday and Saturday, October 29 - 30, 2021. Have some fun riding this unique motor car around the museum grounds. Tickets are $8 for age 12 and over, $4 for 4 to 11, free for kids under 4.

Virginia and Truckee Railroad station, Virginia City, Nevada
Halloween at the V & T Railroad station in Virginia City, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

More Halloween Trains in Nevada and California

Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely

Friday and Saturday, October 22 - 23 and 29 - 30, 2021. All start at 7 p.m. - The Nevada Northern Railway's Haunted Ghost Train of Old Ely takes passengers on scary trips with ghost stories, zombies, ghosts, ghouls, aliens, and maybe even UFOs. While riding this Halloween train, you'll never know what's around the next bend. Costumes encouraged. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children 4 through 12. Kids under 4 ride free but they still need a ticket. You can order tickets online or call (775) 289-2085.

Spookomotive Trains at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento

Saturdays and Sundays, October 9 - 10, 16 - 17, 23 - 24, 30 - 31, 2021. This Halloween train is not scary and a fun activity for the family. Ride the train along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train is decorated for the season with cornstalks, scarecrows, skeletons, bats and spiders. Departures are 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each weekend features a different theme. Coach tickets are $19 for adults, $9 for kids ages 3 to 17. Children under 2 ride free on an adult's lap. Upgrades available to the First Class Mad Scientist Laboratory. Discounts for museum members. Visit the website for online tickets. For more information, call (916) 445-5995.

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