Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled, as he discovered only too late that it was a gully carved to redirect flowing lava. Stay on the right track with this Groupon.
$9 for a coastal railroad excursion (up to an $18 value)
Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, September 7
- Sunday, September 8
- Saturday, September 21
- Sunday, September 22
Choose from these departure times:
- 2 p.m.
- 4 p.m.
On the 90-minute roundtrip Coastal Excursion, passengers ride in covered or open-air train cars as they take in the dramatic landscapes of the Oregon coast. Each trip includes a 30-minute layover in the town opposite from riders' boarding location, where guests can explore the hamlet and its shops or make a short trek to the beach. Excursions depart from Garibaldi and travel to Rockaway Beach and back. Passengers should arrive in advance in order to board on time.
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Plumes of steam puff from the locomotive as it travels along the Pacific coast. A mountainside blanketed in evergreens towers above the vessel as waves pound against the boulder-strewn shore below. Guided by the vision of president and engineer Scott Wickert, the nonprofit Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad serves as both a living history museum and excursion operator for the state's forested coastline. Antique locomotives that hearken back to the region's logging origins take guests on waterside excursions as a crew feeds the engines recycled motor oil and coal-flavored candies. Seasonal events bring about the railroad’s dinner trains, which treat guests to four-course meals as they gaze at the sparkling water of Tillamook and Nehalem Bays.