Texas June 08, 2019
This Starlight Wine-Themed Train In Texas Is The Perfect Way To Kick Off Summer
Summer nights are pure magic: a cool breeze in the air, endless starry skies overhead, and not a care in the world. Texas State Railroad is adding to the enchantment with moonlight train rides on select Friday nights this season. Featuring wine, beer, BBQ, and decadent chocolates, the experience is a perfect date night or chance for friends to bond.
If your date nights are getting stale, look no further than the Texas State Railroad this summer. On select Friday evenings, trains guided by moonlight will whiz through the countryside underneath a blanket of glittering stars.
Featuring wine, beer, BBQ, and chocolate, it's an experience guaranteed to bring you and your significant other closer than ever.
Cleverly dubbed "Wine in the Pines," this magical evening journey features a variety of Texas vino, both red and white, plus complimentary snacks.
Upon returning back to the depot, you'll indulge in fine chocolates darker than the vast night sky above.
For those whose alcoholic beverage of choice is beer, "Pints in the Pines," runs concurrently with the wine train. Both summery ales like Kolsch and more robust brews such as chocolate porters are offered to please the entire spectrum of taste preferences.
The trip begins with a finger-licking BBQ dinner at the Rusk depot prior to departure. Passengers receive a souvenir tasting glass, one full serving of their favorite beer, and snacks to compliment the beverages.
Both "Romance on the Rails" events are 21+ only, so plan to bring the kiddos back some other time. Whether it's a girls' night or much-needed date, this is a time for adults to relax and unwind.
Seating is available in First Class, Presidential, the Upper Dome car, or private-charter caboose.
Reservations are strongly recommended, as all Texas State Railroad rides tend to sell out quickly. The wine trip is scheduled for June 28 and August 9, while the craft beer excursion will run on July 19.
All starlight rides depart at 6:00 p.m.
Trains currently depart from the Palestine depot. Starting on August 22, Rusk will be the takeoff location.
Embark on more than one excursion throughout the year to experience the route in both directions - you'll be surprised how different the very same scenery looks from the opposite perspective.
Address: 535 Park Road 76, Rusk, TX 75785. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
For more information, call (855) 632-7729.
Visit the railroad’s
website or Facebook page for more details and to reserve a spot.
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