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Ride the Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train

Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train Photo, Abilene, Kansas

Trains were a large part of the settlement of the Old West. To experience the speed and comfort (not really much comfort compared to today's luxuries) that the Old West traveler experience, take a ride on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train. The track runs from near Old Abilene Town to the town of Enterprise, a distance of about six miles. It can be boarded near the Greyhound Hall of Fame on Hwy 15. To call ahead, the number is 785-263-0881 This excursion train only runs a regular schedule during May, September and October. However, the dinner train and regular excurstion train can be reserved for special occasions.

Also, the price is very reasonable. It's best to call for the current ratings, but during Enterprise Kountry Klatter Days it was possible to take a step back into history on the train for only $3.00 per person. One gets a different perspective on life bouncing along the track through the open prairie and along the Smoky Hill River than what is normally experienced from your automobile.

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