Get Fired Up for Memorial Day Weekend In Jefferson

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Jefferson, Texas- Get fired up for Memorial Day and bring the family to ride on an antique narrow-gauge train along the Big Cypress Bayou in Jefferson, Texas.  Come for lunch, a free movie and a train ride.  Enjoy the excellent view of the ride along the river in the open-canopied observation cars.

Historic Jefferson Railway is offering special Memorial Day pricing of $11, plus tax for adults; $9 children 6-12; children under 6 free; and  a Family-Pak pricing of $30 for parents and their children.  The depot opens at 11:00 on Saturday, May 28.  Lunch and a movie available from noon until 4:00.  Concessions include Hot dogs and nachos with prices ranging from $1.50 to $2.50

Bring your RV and stay at Diamond Don RV Park just a short one mile from Jefferson, on the Big Cypress Bayou, and stay close to the action.  Beautiful wooded sites with lots of wildlife. Many of the RV sites have views of the Big Cypress Bayou.  Free WIFI, showers, rest rooms and dump station. Launch your kayak or canoe right from the park.  Enjoy fishing off the banks of the river.

The Railway recreates the Golden Era of railroading with narrated historical day trains on Saturday at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30.  As you roll through the history laden Piney Woods, you’ll view a Confederate Powder Magazine and traverse the site of one of the oldest, historical towns in Texas, with historical ruins from the 1800’s.  Learn about the unique ecology of the area and hear a tale or two about Bigfoot.

Bigfoot (also known in these parts as the Boggy Creek monster) has been sighted running along the railroad tracks as the sun begins to set.  Is the tale of the Bigfoot sightings fact or fiction?

The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy website says “Jerry Hestand, Mark Porter and Charles DeVore investigated a number of cases in Marion County from reliable trustworthy people in or near these remote bottomlands.  It is their assessment that it seems highly likely that events have been reported accurately”.

The train rolls right by the home of the Boggy Creek monster as depicted in the upcoming horror movie, “Boggy Creek”, filmed in Jefferson and Uncertain.  The movie is loosely based on the old Big Foot or Sasquatch legends, says Brian T. Jaynes, director and producer.

The Railway is a part of the thriving community of Jefferson sponsoring major events throughout the year that bring over 20,000 visitors to Jefferson.  Patrons look forward all year to Runaway Fright Train, Rail of Lights Christmas & New Year’s Train, Diamond Don’s Riverport National Vintage Motocross, Route 49 Rally & Festival, The Great Locomotive Chase & Naval Battle of Port Jefferson, and Jefferson Train Days.

Shop, dine, stay in Historic Jefferson – you will be glad you did!

Historic Jefferson Railway is located at 400 E. Austin in Downtown Jefferson, Texas.  For information on pricing, schedule and special events, please visit www.JeffersonRailway.com and www.DiamondDonRVPark.com or call 866-398-2038.

Saturday May 28, 2016

Depot opens at 11:00

Lunch and a free movie 12:00-4:00

12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 Narrated Day Train

Special Memorial Day Pricing

$11, plus tax, adults

$9, plus tax, children 6-12

Children under 6 free

$30 Family Pak (parents and their children)

Hot dogs & nachos available, $1.50-$2.50

 

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