This Ice Cream Train Through Hawaii Will Make All Of Your Childhood Dreams Come True
By Megan Shute|Published October 24, 2017
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
The Hawaiian Islands are unlike anywhere in America, and while most of the time, we love living in one of the world’s most unique places, there are a few instances where we feel a little left out — especially during the fall and winter months. While our mainland friends are enjoying apple orchards and fall foliage, we’re lounging on the beach and planning hiking excursions. Another thing we wish we had more of? Accessible and affordable land travel. While we can’t take long train trips through the countryside — or real road trips, for that matter — there is one train ride on Oahu’s leeward coast you won’t want to miss. Oh, and did we mention that it features ice cream?
Fares are just $12 for adults and $8 for children from 2 to 12 years old as well as seniors over age 62. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and go on sale two hours before the train departs: it is suggested you arrive at least 45 minutes early to snag tickets on the 180-passenger train. The Hawaiian Railway Society is located at 91-1001 Renton Rd, Ewa Beach, HI 96706. For more information, visit their website.
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