This Magical Arizona Train Park Is An Adventure You Can’t Pass Up

There’s a magical trail park where kids can be kids – and grown ups can also be kids – hidden in plain sight just north of Phoenix nearby to Interstate 17. It’s part of the Maricopa Live Steamers Club, a train club where members make their own small scale locomotives (diesel or steam) and then run them all over the 18 miles of track in the park. But what fun is having a fully-functional small scale train if no one rides it? This is precisely why this fun-lovin’ railfan club gives FREE rides on Sundays (from September to May).

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The Maricopa Live Steamers Railroad Club is located at 22822 North 43rd Ave., Glendale, AZ. The club is open to train-loving enthusiasts (and members) year-round, however, due to excessive summer heat, the free public train rides are only offered from September to May. The first Sunday this year for free public train rides will be Sunday, September 9, 2018. Free rides will be offered between 12 noon and 4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about this fun family activity can be found on the official website of the Maricopa Live Steamers Club.

Love trains? Here’s another train park in Arizona that definitely belongs on the bucket list!