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Address: 34 High Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone Number: 1-866-449-7245
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Nice Quiet Activity

The folks here are helpful and very friendly. The facilities and the trains are well-maintained and is like stepping into a bygone era. As others have noted, referring to this as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Bangor, Maine

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Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wow what a disappointment. This train ride sounded fabulous but was a bust. First of all, they say it is a 90 minute ride, ha. Once you depart, you ride down the tracks and see nothing but back yards of houses. Then the train stops for awhile even though it just left!!! It switches the engine from front to back... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The folks here are helpful and very friendly. The facilities and the trains are well-maintained and is like stepping into a bygone era. As others have noted, referring to this as a "Scenic Railroad" is maybe a bit of a stretch. It is certainly a picturesque ride, but don't expect any grand vistas. I went with friends and their 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our boys love trains and were excited to go on one. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable they even let us in the engine when we got back to the boarding area. The views were awesome. And it's run by all volunteers. We will be going again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Unless you just truly love trains, don't bother. In this area everything is lovely but I would by no means call this a scenic trip. And forget about seeing wildlife. You'll pass by Ellsworth HS twice though, so there's that. 😒

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Kosciusko
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215 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It was a bit cool when we were there, but still a fun trip. Before going go to (www.downeastscenicrail.org) for information and to see how you can get tickets . Volunteers are really a lot of help and full of information about the ride and what you will see. We rode a train like this in N.C. and loved it,... More 

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Vista, CA
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We've been on beautiful train rides, but this one was a bit disappointing. Too much stuff near the tracks and not enough scenery. We did see a nice meadow and beaver pond. the people were fantastic, so my rating is raised because of the dedicated people who volunteer on this line. It is not expensive and if you just want... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My Husband and Granddaughter and I took the train ride last year on father's Day and enjoyed it very much! It was still chilly out but we sat outside in the open car anyway to get the best views. My husband is a great train lover and I am an avid birdwatcher so we both found it entertaining. I loved... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The ride was 90 minutes and was a pleasant ride through the outskirts of town. The volunteers were very informative and professional. The equipment is in top notch condition. You can ride in an open air car or an enclosed coach.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The train ride was pleasant; the equipment was well kept up, employees/volunteers were friendly and well informed. Unfortunately, I did not feel that we saw anything of significance. Would not do again.

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Vassalboro, Maine, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Fun Scenic and historic train ride! for an hour and a half you can tour the local area from the comfort of the seating on the train-let the engineer do the driving for a bit, slow down, and remember history.

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Address: 34 High Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone Number: 1-866-449-7245
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth

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