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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

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Address: 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207-828-0814
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Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour the...

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!

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great for kids

a fun expereince to enjoy the waterfront. great for little ones. a short ride down the e prom area to nowhere in particular- in addition to being able to climb on other trains and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our kids for the last four years and now its to commercial rushed and the times are never right Santa came in late and then road back from the north poll and didn't leave till almost back to the loading area its all about the buck now no personal experience

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This railway has its own museum housing rail,cars,models and loads of memrobelia,ideal for children parents and us oldies,plus ride the train along the bay its such great fun and value for money.

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Thank traverouge
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

a fun expereince to enjoy the waterfront. great for little ones. a short ride down the e prom area to nowhere in particular- in addition to being able to climb on other trains and play inside.

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Thank Joyfullyinme
Falmouth, Maine
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Polar Express is our annual holiday tradition since it start. It's a wonderful experience, the train is decked out for the holiday and as you ride the tracks the story of the Polar Express is narrated through the speaker system, while hot chocolate and cookies are served by happy elves. On reach the North Pole Santa boards the train... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a nice little activity that is enjoyable by all? Heck, who doesn't love a train ride? The train runs down the track and then at the end, cheers back for the same views. Still, it is a nice little narrow gauge railroad. The engineer and others on the train made the ride very enjoyable even though it was... More 

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Reno NV
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69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Features a VERY narrow gauge train ride along the shore, along with a small but interesting museum. If the weather is good, ride the train one-way and walk back along the shore.

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Hollis Center, Maine
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is a must-do activity for any Portland visitors with children - it's a perfect way to go back in time and hear the whistle blow!

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Princeton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The train tracks parallel the waterfront and are just steps from where our cruise ship docked. We found we had extra time after returning from our walk around downtown Portland and decided to take a ride. It's an historic train and the conductors are very happy to share the story of the railroad. Grab a seat on one of the... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Nothing special about this train ride. Relatively short and really nothing different, even though the rails are narrow.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I was traveling with my 2 year old, and this was a fun activity for us. The ride is short enough that she did not get bored, and the stop half way allowed us to get out, look around, and also meet the driver and see how the train is run. Try to get there a few minutes early, if... More 

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