Fun Rides

The Merry-Go-Round

Herschell Spillman merry-go-round in Tilden Regional Park is a splendid antique carousel with hand-carved and beautifully painted wooden carousel animals to ride. The calliope-style music will make any child's heart sing. For days and hours of operation please see the Tilden Attractions schedule.

There is a fee*: $4 per ride; $22 for 7-ride ticket book. *Fees are subject to change without notice.

Train Rides

Redwood Valley Railway in Tilden Regional Park offers steam train rides along a scenic ridge on a scaled-down steam train. For information, including hours and ticket prices, call (510) 548-6100.

Golden Gate Live Steamers has small-scale locomotives at their Tilden Regional Park facility. Scales include 1/2, 3/4, 1, and 1 1/2 inches to the foot. For information call (510) 486-0623 or visit their website at www.ggls.org.

Ardenwood Historic Farm's train ride takes kids more than 100 years back in time on a ride into the park with docents dressed in period costumes. For ride schedule, visit Ardenwood Historic Farm page. For more information, visit the Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources (SPCRR) website.


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Special Events
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Field Trips
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