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Address: 278 Main Street, Arcade, NY 14009
Phone Number: (585) 492-3100
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Old fashioned train ride to Santa.

This past weekend my mother, sister, niece and nephew (6 &4 respectively) and I took the the train to see Santa. It's an old-fashioned coach with a lot of character and the kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Meredith H
Le Roy, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the "Polar Express" train ride on December 20th for the 7pm train. This was our 5th time doing the Polar Express with the railroad. The previous years were ok at best- but our son insisted on going again. This time was a COMPLETE DISASTER! We boarded the train only to find other passengers sitting in our seats. They... More 

Thank Maria S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Train ride was very nice. No Christmas light display of any kind two blow up Mickey Mouse. One Santa & two rain deer for 380 people. Over an hour and half late returning back to station@ 10:30 pm. Not worth the money. Sorry for the poor review.

Thank SayetaM
Le Roy, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This past weekend my mother, sister, niece and nephew (6 &4 respectively) and I took the the train to see Santa. It's an old-fashioned coach with a lot of character and the kids were thrilled to be going on a real train to the "North Pole". The lines were long but everyone was in a good mood and seemed to... More 

Thank Meredith H
Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

There was a ton of waiting around with nothing to do except spend money on junk food. The train ride itself had practically zero Christmas fun and it traveled at MAYBE 4mph. The "North Pole" was a small barn-like setting that was less than magical. They couldn't even spring for a Santa with a REAL beard. There were stahls for... More 

1 Thank Beth E
Dawsonville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

One of the Christmas movies we watched was on Lifetime -- "A Prince for Christmas" starring Kirk Barker as the prince (December 2015). Near the end of the movie as the train pulls in, there is the depot for the Arcade and Attica Railroad; the railroad beginning in the mid-1800s. In checking the computer, we learned the depot is still... More 

Thank Jim M
Hamburg, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My granddaughter really enjoyed herself and even though she said the whistle was too loud and cov ered her ears, shewanted to be right outside in front and behind the engine. And as for myself, I so enjoyed the man coming around playing the accordion and singing. It took me back to my dad playing that when he was with... More 

1 Thank Amara310
Irvine, California
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174 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Enjoyable couple of hour train ride. Nothing special regards to scenery along the line, which travels mostly through farm country. Some trips use a steam engine, which is always a thrill. If you like trains, or have children, it is a pleasant weekend diversion and reasonably priced. The railroad does have themed trips which appeal to children and adult special... More 

Thank mountainoutin
Finger Lakes, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Ride was nice. It snowed pretty good a few times during the two hour trip. Felt like Christmas. Staff was friendly. Would request to ride in cars closer to front end next time. Less people and closer to station for someone who has walking issues. We were in the last closed car and it was a bit of a walk.

1 Thank FLPhotochick
Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Nice ride on a old steam engine. Very reasonable at $15. per person for two hour ride with One stop before return. Hot and cold cider, donuts and hot dogs available there and at the depot. Everything $1. Except hot dogs are $2. Affordable family fun with a lot of history on display.

1 Thank Retiredin2010
Houghton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Take a ride on the Arcade and Attica into history! It is a fun afternoon and educational into the bargain. Fun is had by the passengers as the crew entertains and explains. The scenery isn't bad either.

Thank Edla R

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