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Wilmington and Western Railroad

Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #7 of 43 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took the train trip with our 2 year old grandson who is in love with trains. This attraction is run by volunteers who do an excellent job of making it a wonderful experience.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived at the Greenbank Station to board the train for the 12:30 pm Mt.Cuba Meteor ride. We boarded the old fashion steam engine 5 minutes prior to departure time. The interior of the train was very charming ,with all original ,well preserved and maintained flip seats and fixtures. The train traveled over a bridge, past streams, past several railroad... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Really wish our grandkids were with us. Just a nice short trip to enjoy a step back in time. Certainly not something you can do just anywhere. The train stops and you get a chance to stretch, eat you picnic lunch and head back, in reverse. Try to pick your weather. The train is truly authentic and not air conditioned.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed our stop here among the many other attractions in the Brandywine Valley area. We were surprised by how much there was to see and do in the city and surrounding area.

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Bear, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Wilmington and Western Railroad has been a great weekend destination for many people around the state. I grew up at the Wilmington and Western and i'm proud to say I love visiting the railroad. I'll put it straight forward. The W&W is an old-time railroad. It's not polished down to the finest detail (as some hope it would be).... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Kids had a great time on this short excursion. It was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, but don't expect anything too exciting. There is a short stop at the picnic area...enough time to eat a quick lunch, then turn around and go back. Quite scenic and staff was very friendly....they let us take pictures with the conductor and... More

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West Chester, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Wilmington and Western Railroad is a true gem and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. From the historic engines and cars meandering through the countryside to the cute gift shop a visit here is always great!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
47 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Me and my family were very excited to go on this Vintage Train Ride while visiting the Wilmington, DE area, and the brochures that they have does show/list that they have many themed type of rides during certain times of the year. We did not take a themed ride, nor dinner ride, which also costs a whole lot more than... More

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Newark, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Been wanting to go forever and finally used a groupon recently out. Great trip. We paid the extra $1 per person to sit in the open air car and it was a beautiful day with a good breeze. This is run by volunteers and their dedication is amazing. Everything was clean and in good order. 1/2 hour to Mt. Cuba... More

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Glen Mills
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you like trains, especially older trains, this is a great place to go. We took an afternoon train ride powered by a 100+ year old steam locomotive that lasted about one and a half hours, with a 30 minute layover at Mount Cuba park for a short picinic. The picnic area is very clean, with about 20 picnic tables... More

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