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12 Train Adventures for Seattle-Area Kids and Families

Take an adventure on the Link Light Rail, ride the monorail or enjoy a scenic train excursion

Nancy Chaney

Published on: July 18, 2024

The Seattle Monorail on its track outside of MoPOP at Seattle Center, one of the best train adventures for families
The Seattle Center Monorail is an iconic train adventure in Seattle. Photo: iStock

All aboard! Get your tickets for these train adventures

It’s one thing to watch a train go by on a car ride to or from school, but it’s something else entirely to actually get to ride a train! These terrific local rail adventures — from a ride on the Seattle Center Monorail to a miniature train perfect for tots — promise thrills for the whole family. Kids will hardly be able to contain their excitement as they chug along.

Skip ahead to any train stop on our roundup:

First stop: Link Light Rail


More train-themed fun for families:

Editor’s note: This article was originally published many years ago and updated most recently on July 17, 2024 by family fun editor Meredith Charaba. New train adventures were added and all entries were fact checked.

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