The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway and Navigation Association operates the popular 10-inch gauge railway in Wenatchee's Riverfront Park on special occasions throughout the year. One of two gas-powered engines pulls the train along a miniature course that winds across trestles, bridges and rails along the Columbia River. The train is fun for all ages. It was donated to the City of Wenatchee by Peshastin tree fruit grower Nile Saunders, after many years of offering rides through his pear orchard to children and their families.
The cost is $2.00 for children and $3.00 for adults. You may also reserve the railroad for a private birthday party or special event. The schedule (PDF) for this year's public train rides begins on the first (and second) weekend of the Apple Blossom Festival. Free parking is available at 155 North Worthen Street, the railway entrance at Riverfront Park. (Worthen Street is one block east of Wenatchee Avenue; the parking lot/entrance is two blocks north of Orondo Street.)
The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway is an affiliate of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center and is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. For more information about the Wenatchee Riverfront Railway and Navigation Association, please contact:
Dave Sleeman, (509) 663-2900
or Scott Cheek, (509) 860-3176