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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 64 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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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you're an avid train enthusiast or have children that would love to ride a train, then definitely do this. But if you're going for the scenery, go on a boat ride. The trip is short and is more about the train than getting to see anything unique.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was neat to learn about the history of the railroads in Maine. The museum itself was a bit small but it was neat to be able to walk inside all of the old train cars. The highlight of the experience is going for a ride on one of the historic trains. The views of Casco Bay are beautiful and... More

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Houston, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We LOVED the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad. We visited twice on our trip - at the request of our 4 year old son. There is an actual train that you can ride. They stop on the trip and you can go into the engine car and take photos. The route is right along Casco Bay and the views are lovely.... More

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Maine Narrow Gauge Museum will give you a look at the history of the railroads in Maine with plenty of exhibits and some cars you can go through on your own. If you go, buy the $10 ticket so that you can take the 40 minute train ride along the Casco Bay. The equipment is from the smaller trains... More

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Bennington, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a fun attraction for almost anyone. The ride was a little shorter than I had expected but considering I forgot to bring a snack for my 2 year old it worked out great. There were things inside that would be good for younger children and adults, not so sure about 8-15 year olds unless they like the history... More

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WV
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The volunteer staff clearly care about the trains and are knowledgeable about the work that they do. The $10 ticket is for entrance into the museum and for a short train ride. The train begins in reverse and then proceeds forward and reverses again (so note that it does not loop, but still returns you to the museum). You get... More

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Chesterfield, England
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I came across this attraction by chance when we were walking down in the seafront in Portland, and thought it was very interesting. Paid $10 to visit the museum, and go on the train. Takes about 90 minutes to visit the museum and go on the short train ride. Best thing about the museum and train is... More

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Scarborough, Maine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
1,269 helpful votes 1,269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This isn’t just any train, but a unique one which runs on rails only 2 feet apart (standard gauge tracks are 4 feet 8 ½ inches). There is an interesting history behind this system of railroads which you’ll learn about here. You really get a lot of bang for your buck at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum. Your... More

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Garland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Train RIde along the Harbour that gives a lot of history of the train and commerical activity of Portland. Very informative. Chance to get out and walk into the engine car too. Very friendly. Museum small and very hands on even for younger kids.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A rather short ride on a real train built by railroad enthusiasts. This is wonderful especially if you have children with you. People don't ride on trains anymore very often. You ride along the waterfront in Portland. Simply wonderful.

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