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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
170 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Wilmington, Delaware
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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