Take a relaxing train ride through the piney woods of East Texas! Take-in special events with the whole group or family, or experience a romantic evening dinner on the train. This historic railroad offers excursions, traveling 25 miles through the scenic piney woods and hardwood creek bottoms of East Texas, among an abundance of nature and wildlife.
Once your van rental gets to the station, passengers will board one of the excursion trains at one of the beautiful Victorian-style depots in Palestine and/or Rusk. Perfect trip for friends, families, groups, schools, and more.
This railroad offers many different events, such as wine tastings, whiskey tastings, as well as absinthe. Victorian-style brunches and dinners are served, and steampunk performances are coming up. Check the railroad's official website for their calendar of events.
The Texas State Railroad also has campgrounds, where you can hang out, enjoy a view of the water, have the kids play at the park, or enjoy a nice picnic under the sun or under a sheltered outdoor area. There are all sorts of things to do at the Texas State Railroad and one of the best ways to enjoy this, is by bringing as many people as possible. The more people that come, the merrier and certainly the more fun you will have. When you rent a van from Tyler, TX to Palestine or Rusk, you are doing so with adventure in mind and will certainly accomplish a memory-rich trip.
Groups & Charters
The Texas State Railroad has multiple discount rates for groups and charters, scouts, schools, and more. See their Group Rates Page for more information.
Lunches & Season Passes
Check out the railroad's lunch packages and season pass ticket prices.