Ride the Railroad

The rides at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park are enjoyed by kids of all ages including adults.  Admission is one ticket for riders three and older, with children two and younger riding free with a paying adult.

Paradise & Pacific Railroad

The first attraction to the park continues to be its centerpiece. It’s built and operated as an exact 5:12 reproduction of a Colorado narrow gauge railroad. The railroad features three steam locomotives, 2 diesel engines, an electric engine, several scale model cars, a turntable, water tank, trestles, and a 32 x 200 train shed providing protection from the elements. The train shed also houses a complete machine shop for building and maintaining the railroad.

Scottsdale Charros Carousel

The beautifully carved and meticulously restored Scottsdale Charros Carousel was purchased by the Scottsdale Railroad and Mechanical Society with significant participation by the Scottsdale Charros, a local service group. Completed in 1950, it is registered with the National Carousel Association for the preservation of antique carousels. With 30 horses and 2 wheelchair chariots, it is a child’s delight!

Arboretum Train

A hidden gem of the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, the Arboretum Railroad runs on Saturdays and Sundays through the park’s two acre, desert arboretum.  The ride, a 1.5 inches to 1 foot scale train, takes guests on a ten minute loop through the desert arboretum, providing a scenic view and unique train riding experience for people of all ages.  Run in conjunction with the Scottsdale Live Steamers club, the ride runs for one ticket per person on Saturdays and on a donation basis on Sundays. This ride is open seasonally from October to May.

Tickets

Tickets cost $2.00 each. Rides cost one ticket per rider with children two and under riding free. Discount ticket packs and all-day wristbands are available for $10 and can be purchased in the main office. All tickets are non-refundable, but never expire. All day wristbands are non-refundable and are valid only on purchased date.

Rides on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad and Charros Carousel run every half hour on the weekdays and continuously on the weekends.