Before you say “what the h…?”, yes, you read that correctly.
Ok, so this is not going to be for everyone, but it’s something neat, quirky, and so not-very-well-known that it deserves a bit of fanfare. Plus, it’s free and when they are open, they often take contributions for charitable causes.
So yes, it runs in someone’s backyard, and yes, it’s a ‘miniature’ train. But where else can your kids get a cool little ride like this for free? (other than the mini-cattle-car-lookalikes in San Mateo’s Central Park, and the occasionally-open train ride on Eaton Avenue in San Carlos).
Their website (not quite up to date, but this was all I could find) is here, and, if you search on FaceBook, they do have a fan page too!