Steam engines transformed transportation in early America, before people had cars or horses that would listen to them. Leave behind those neigh-sayers with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $22 for two adult tickets to ride the logger steam train ($42 value)
- $32 for two adult tickets and two children's tickets to ride the logger steam train ($63 value)
Passengers take an hour-long ride on a genuine logger steam train. Click here to view the schedule.
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad's track may only be four miles long, but their trains cover decades in that distance. Here, a duo of antique steam engines—one built in 1913, the other in 1928—tow travelers through the piney wilderness of Sierra National Forest. Along the way, guides provide a glimpse of how America's wilderness looked to the railroad companies and loggers as they worked their way westward and shipped raw materials back east. The lesson also incorporates a bit of biology, as tour-leaders will often deviate from historical discussion to talk about local wildlife or how lumberjacks evolved their ax hands.
On certain evenings, the conductors extend the track tour from one-hour to three. Guests begin the evening with a barbecue dinner, then ride the train to a campfire for a sing-along. They then get back on the locomotive for an evening trip back to the modern era.