Things to Do

Gold Panning

Dip your hands into history and relive the excitement of the California Gold Rush when you pan for gold in our authentic sluice boxes. The prospector will teach you the proper techniques just like the 49ers used so you, too, will be yelling, “Eureka!”  $10 per person

Private Events & Tour Groups

Host your next event at the Sugar Pine Railroad! Charter a train excursion exclusively for your group, organization, or business. Our facilities are perfect for weddings, receptions, parties, conventions, and meetings for up to 250 people. We offer catered meals or on-site BBQ, and have ample car and bus parking available.

School Field Trips

An unforgettable experience and history lesson! We offer a wide range of educational opportunities for school groups of all ages. Discounted train ride and gold panning packages available with advanced reservations. Contact us for more information.

Thornberry Museum

The Thornberry Museum offers a rich look into the history of the Sugar Pine Railroad, and the logging industry in Oakhurst and Yosemite including artifacts and detailed stories.