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Miniature Train and Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton

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Theme Park · Hidden Gem · Water / Amusement Park
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Enjoy a train ride through the park on a replica of an 1863 C.P Huntington train or take an enchanting ride on the Historic Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel.

Tickets (Train & Carousel) are $2.00

Ticket books (10 Tickets) are $18.00 (10% savings!)

Children under age 2 ride free with a paying adult.
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Miniature Train and Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park reviews

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  • I've taken numerous children over the years and each and every one of them wants to return. The two rides are so much fun for them, but the playground is one of the best around. It's so enormous... 
    I've taken numerous children over the years and each and every one of them wants to return. The two rides are so much fun for them, but the playground is one of the best around. It's so enormous...  more »
  • Upon my arrival here, I noted that the Miniature Train and Carousel are closed and not operating. The same is true with the Building next to them. I followed the couple using their baby's stroller... 
    Upon my arrival here, I noted that the Miniature Train and Carousel are closed and not operating. The same is true with the Building next to them. I followed the couple using their baby's stroller...  more »
  • Wheaton Regional Park offers so many things to do. Shady picnic areas, clean bathrooms, the most amazing playground for children of all ages and great walking trails that connect right to Brookside... 
    Wheaton Regional Park offers so many things to do. Shady picnic areas, clean bathrooms, the most amazing playground for children of all ages and great walking trails that connect right to Brookside...  more »
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  • We did the train and carrousel with our two young kids. It's nice they're very close together. We had bought the train tickets ahead of time online, but unfortunately the train couldn't run till later in the day. Apparently if it rains the night before and the tracks are wet, they wait till the tracks dry out. It would have been nice if there was a playground right by the train or carousel since we had an hour of waiting for the train to be able to run. Both the train and carousel were nice and low key.
  • I brought my kids here the weekend before Halloween and it was pretty busy as usual but I have never seen any problems because of the crowds. They were offering a ticket bundle of carousel ride and train ride fir $8. The train route through the woods had different Halloween themed wooden statue things and kids had a piece of paper with pictures of monsters and ghost stories and were supposed to cross out which ones they saw. I would recommend for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon if you have small kids to say 10 or 11. I feel $8 was an ok price for train and carousel but I'm not sure if that is a normal bundle or only for the holiday,
  • This is a perfect outing for young kids. The train ride is about 10 minutes and brings you through forest, meadows, and by the lake in Wheaton Regional. Train lovers will be treated to a few "road" crossings, a bridge, and a short tunnel at the end. The carousel is also a lot of fun, though I get motion sick pretty easily. Both attractions are close to parking. You can buy tickets online, which is great because you get priority seating and don't have to wait in lines. Come in the morning when it's not hot and the crowds are smaller.
  • The train and carousel is so great. My son always loves it. One suggestion, the train should have like a recorded informational or something to excite the riders more... Or a bit more interaction from the conductors. The first time I rode the train the conductor told jokes or explained what we were seeing whilst on the train.
  • Kids LOVED the train ride!! TIP: Check their Facebook page to make sure the train is running if there has been any precipitation in the previous few days. When we got to the park around 1pm last Sunday, it hadn't rained in about 48 hours, but the tracks were still too wet for the train to run safely. We were told that they would reassess every couple hours... Around 4 pm, I decided to buy train tickets in case it did run, because the line was empty. The attendee sold me tickets, but made it clear that there was no guarantee that the train would run that day... About 10 minutes later, we were enjoying the first train ride of the day! By the time we returned to the "station," there was a SUPER long ticket line, as well as a crazy long wait time to actually board the train... Plan ahead & buy tickets in advance if possible!

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