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Wilmington and Western Railroad

Wilmington, DE
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Ranked #7 of 41 attractions in Wilmington
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Wilmington, Delaware
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We live locally and take a ride on the Wilmington and Western Railroad a couple times a year. It is a great thing to do in the afternoon. If you like you can pack your lunch and get off the train when they stop at Mt Cuba and spend a couple hours wondering around. The ticket are very reasonably priced.... More

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Wilmington, DE
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A real railroad train puffs through the countryside and stops in a scenic area where you can picnic briefly. The grandson loved it, and we did too. Easy to imagine the old mills and houses from the past along the river.

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New Egypt, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Took the family for the "Easter Bunny Express" ride this past weekend and had a great time. The train used an OLD steam engine and cars for a 1-1/2 hour round trip through some pretty scenic hill county just outside Wilmington. Have taken a number of rides on "tourist" type railroads and this is definitely one of the better ones,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Route is limited to one destination and the return. Scenery is lovely, but somewhat pedestrian. Was told houses along the route decorate at Christmas. Best scenery on route is the part in the woods.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always take grandsons for Santa train but this year will be the last as they are to old now. They always enjoyed it so much and asked every year to go. Bunny train great as is Halloween and dinner train. Great place to take kids

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Elkton, MD
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a great attraction for antique train buffs. The staff is knowledgable, friendly, and very helpful. We most recently visited this attraction with our children and grandchild for the "Santa Express" in late November. Santa and Mrs. Santa were very friendly and attentive to the kids and the ride was wonderful. This is a great attraction just outside Wilmington... More

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

They feature this single car lit with thousands of lights for the Holiday season. Although only being only a 45 minute excursion, it was very interesting and picturesque. The leftover snow added to the experience and I would consider a good value trip. The personnel were very informative and helpful and train schedule ran without a burp.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was our first time seeing Christmas lights on this train. I'm told that there were fewer houses participating this year by friends who go annually. It was nice. We might do it again because its close, low key, and easy. I wouldn't drive any distance to so it again, though. The volunteers were wonderful, as always.

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Newark, Delaware
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

The holiday light train is a complete waste of time and money. This should be called the ripoff express. It goes through peoples backyards which have some of the saddest light displays ever. Then most of the trip is going through dark woods. I dragged my family from New York for this garbage. In sure the other trains could have... More

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I booked tickets for my friend and I to travel on the 2.30 pm Autumn Leaf Special on Sunday 3rd November. We had a while to wait so we were able to have a good look around.. The Staff were so very helpful , friendly and full of information and the cafe facilities were very good and welcome. The trip... More

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