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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

58 Fore Street, Portland, ME
207-828-0814
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Ranked #21 of 66 Attractions in Portland
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour the museum with historic two-foot railroad locomotives, cabooses, cars and... more » Owner description: Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour the museum with historic two-foot railroad locomotives, cabooses, cars and artifacts. Purchase interesting items in unique gift Shop.Mar/Apr - Open weekends and school vacations.May-Oct - Open Daily.Museum open 10-4; train rides on the hour from 10-3.Museum Admission: Adults - $3. Children 3-12 - $2. Children 2 & Under - Free.Train Rides (includes museum): Adults - $10; Seniors - $9; Children 3 - 12 - $6. Children 2 & Under - Free.Ticket is good all day! « less
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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

It is a perfect little activity to do! The museum isn't big but it's informative and great for kids. The train ride wasn't long but had a beautiful view. The volunteer on the train was super friendly and informative. I am very glad I did it and am happy to recommend it !

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was just OK in terms of a train museum and train ride, but it killed a couple of hours one morning during our visit. The trains in the museum were fun for the toddler to climb in. The train ride was short. The best part was that they stopped the train at the end and let the kids ring... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited the the Train Museum which was a bit limited but the kids liked it (6 and 9) and took the train ride (which is about 35 minutes on a narrow gage old train). It was scenic and neat enough for the kids but not the most interesting. It would have been more interesting if there had been some... More

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Bedford, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a calming train ride that takes you along a scenic river. They have open and closed seating to accommodate every need. They stop once you get to the end of the tracks and let you get out and take pictures and blow the engine!! Fun for all ages!! Don't forget to take pictures and visit the museum afterwards!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We recently spent a Saturday morning here, and it was a great time for the whole family. The museum is tiny, but packed full of things for the little ones - toy trains to play with, art projects to work on, and a little wooden train and station to climb in and out of. There are also several cars and... More

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Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The worst thing about it was finding it. The signs were few and far apart and we finally just stumbled on it. I would mostly recommend it to families with small children but I have to say that we had a good time also. The little museum has a history of narrow gauge railroading in Maine and several old cars... More

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Holtsville, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On our recent family vacation to Maine, we took a day trip to Portland specifically to go to this museum and ride on the train. My 7 years old son is a huge train fan. He enjoyed the museum (though we didn't have a lot of time to spend in it) and loved the train ride. My daughter loved the... More

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wallingford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived a few minutes after 10 am and had the train held up for us. However we must have missed the informative and knowledgeable conductor because we didn't get any information at all.just a short train ride with no points of interest brought to our attention. When I mentioned this to another patron she said nothing so I'm not... More

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Ashland, KY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is an enjoyable way to spend an hour. The train ride is 45 minutes or so. It is narrated and the train stops to let you take pictures of the bay. It's only $10, which is cheap money for anything in Portland, and enjoyable way to see water front. Excellent wheelchair access with lift too.

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Scarborough, Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of the few places in Portland (free) on premises--it does fill up quickly, but you still shouldn't have any problems. $10/adult; $6/our 7 yo and our 2 yo was free. The ticket is good all day and gets you a 35-minute ride and a museum visit. Good value indeed. Hats off to the volunteers who keep this going!! They... More

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