The Griffith Park Train Rides
" With three small children, Travel Town is a blessing. Free parking and admission. Lots of things to see and do. The train ride is just perfect for the little ones and the big locomotives let the older one explore and make believe. We love it!"
-- Angie P.

"My sons love the trains. We are here with them almost every weekend." -- Jose S.

Find out more about the miniature train ride at Travel Town Railroad here.

Travel Town Railroad

View Our Trains page to see all the trains at Griffith Park Southern Railroad and Travel Town.

Our Trains

Our Holiday Light Festival Train Ride will return on November 26, 2021

Holiday Light Festival
Griffith Park & Southern Railroad
4400 Crystal Springs Drive
(Los Feliz Exit from the 5 Fwy)
Los Angeles, California 90027
(323) 664-6788
Travel Town Railroad
5200 Zoo Drive
(Forest Lawn exit from the 134 Fwy)
Los Angeles, California, 90027
(323) 662-9678

Hello Friends of the Griffith Park Train Rides,

GREAT NEWS - We are open. Our days and hours are the same as before the pandemic closures, except that Travel Town will be closed on Wednesdays until further notice. -Because of the pandemic there will be some changes to ensure your and our employees safety. They are summarized below but in short - wear masks, social distance, follow seating instructions and don't visit if you are sick or exposed to Covid. And the protocols that we are following can be found here on our About Us page.

We are excited and hope you are too.

The Team at
Griffith Park and Southern Railroad
Travel Town Railroad

Open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day, the Griffith Park Train Rides are one of Los Angeles's most fun and affordable family attractions. Click here for hours and directions.

At Griffith Park and Southern Railroad you travel over one mile of track, across a bridge, through a forest and the Old Western Town. You can also try our classic simulator ride Kid Coaster - fun for all ages.

At Travel Town Railroad, you travel around the Travel Town Museum two times. After riding our miniature train, you can explore dozens of old time railroad locomotives and cars.


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New Safety and Operating Rules

1.      All guests over the age of 2 years will be required to wear a mask or a face shield with a neck drape. There will be no exceptions. We will supply disposable masks for guests who forget to bring their own.

2.      We must ask that you supervise your children with your household group and not allow them to mingle with other guests. Children get excited and can forget the social distancing rules.

3.      No guest who has Covid symptoms such as cough, chills, fever may enter the loading platform area.

4.      No guest who has been exposed to someone with Covid 19 within the past 14 days may enter the loading platform area.

5.      We have partitioned the train coaches into socially distanced seating areas with plexiglass shields. Each seating area can hold up to 4-5 members of the same household. Households may not mix in the seating areas. Therefore, seating on each train is restricted to an average of 30 passengers per trip.

6.      The simulator ride will hold only one household group at a time from 1 to 6 people.

7.      It is possible that we will reach safe operating capacity on some weekend days. We cannot know in advance and have no way to notify you. On a nice day, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

8.      We are unable to sell timed tickets so guests will have to wait in a socially distanced line both to buy tickets and to load on the train. On busy days it may take twice as long waiting in line to board the train. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

9.      We encourage you to use contactless payment methods where feasible. We will still accept cash as necessary. However, we can no longer accept checks for payment.

10.  We will have hand sanitizer in boarding and exiting areas for your use.

11.  High touch areas of the train coaches and simulator will be sanitized between each ride. This will create a slight delay for boarding.

12.  Other areas of the public loading platform will be sanitized hourly but we suggest that you avoid handling or touching gates, fences and décor in the area.

13.  We ask that you respect social distancing with our employees and that you cooperate with their directions while assigning you to seating.

14.  If a member of your household requires extra time to board or disembark the train we will accommodate you. Unfortunately, for their safety, our employees cannot assist with those tasks.

Until further notice we cannot allow children to sit in the locomotive for photos or any other reasons


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