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Train rides: The historic carriages used in the Northwest Railway Museum's train rides

Through the woods to the falls! Northwest Railway Museum photo.

All aboard the Northwest Railway Museum’s train rides!

Take in a 90-minute round trip through the Snoqualmie Valley

The Northwest Railway Museum’s spectacular train rides start again this weekend!

Beginning on Oct. 3 and 4, and continuing through the holiday season, people can sit in 100-year-old railway coaches and take in astonishing views of the upper Snoqualmie Valley.

During Saturdays and Sundays in October, the 90-minute trips will depart Snoqualmie at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., and depart North Bend 11:25 a.m., 12:55 p.m., and 2:25 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.

You need to buy tickets for the train rides in advance either online  or by calling (425) 888-3030.

One highlight of the trip: a stop to take in the view from the top of Snoqualmie Falls.

Those who have done the journey in the past can expect some changes, because of the need to guard against the coronavirus. There are fewer seats in the carriages, and if you want to ride, you have to wear a mask. (Unless you are under 5. The museum doesn’t require 3 and 4-year-olds to wear masks, but requests that they do so if they can.)

Also, while the pandemic restrictions are on, trains will not be stopping at the Train Shed Exhibit Hall. However, if you want to do a separate visit to the train shed sometime this fall, you can get in free by presenting your train ticket.

Other fall day trip ideas:

Find the perfect pumpkin patch for your family

Carnation Farms family tour is a feast for the senses

Fall family day trip: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

7 farms where your family can enjoy apple picking

And for the latest updates on what’s open and what’s closed around Seattle:

What’s reopening around Seattle: a guide for families

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