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Conway Scenic Railroad

38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH 03860
603 356 5251
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in North Conway
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: The Conway Scenic Railroad is a "Heritage Railroad" with Station building and Roundhouse in North Conway, NH, listed on the National Register of... more »
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Chateauguay, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We read the description and thought it would be a nice ride to view the area. We took the 5hours trip. It is 2hours up, one hour at saco lake and 2hours down. The first hour and half the only thing you see is trees on both sides. sometimes they might tell you that if you look you can see... More

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Lake City, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was the one thing on our NH trip we wish we had not done. Although there were a few nice views of the river, generally you just stare at a wall of trees along the tracks or broken down mobile homes. Definitly not worth the money and we wish we had spent a little more and gone to the... More

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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

We're always sorry if someone is unhappy with his or her experience here. This is Conway Scenic Railroad's 40th year in operation, and the North Conway area has seen a great deal of development over the last four decades. There are more houses and trees along the train routes than when the Railroad started. That stated, this trip is promoted... More

CT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The train ride from North Conway to Bartlett was nice, but did not compare (of course) to the Mt Washington Cog railroad ride. If I go there again I will definitely try to ride the notch train route, but just be advised that is a long total ride (about 5 hours).

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Callicoon, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went here 6 years ago I know long time in telling about this. But I didn't know about trip advisor that well. We road on the scenic railroad in a dome car during the day and had a wonderful time. Then later that evening we had dinner on the dinner train was a wonderful experience. The food was fabulous... More

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York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's a lovely restful couple of hours on the train. Quirky and a treat to ride on something so old and different. All the staff are friendly and helpful. So, all in all, a very pleasant way to spend some time. But 'scenic' it isn't. Most of the journey is spent looking at trees. There are occasional glimpses of lakes,... More

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Attended a "Day with Thomas" today and it exceeded my expectations. Very friendly staff, celebrity meet and greet with Sir Topham Hatt, and a great "Thomas" theme 30 min train ride. Other attractions include: face painting, delicious fair food venders, professional photographers with prints to buy, model railroads and a gift shop. I obviously would not have attended the gathering... More

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

They have a beautiful location and have done an excellent job of restoring the depot and rail equipment. I'm prejudice to F-units, but steam and GP-38's were nice as well. Did not ride the train as not enough time. Ice cream store very convenient at notch end of station area.

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Plymouth, nh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed with the kindness and hospitality of the train crew during this special event. This was our first time visiting the railroad in years, as we took my two year old son to see Thomas, The train crew and conductors were very attentive to the needs of my mother ( Who has a lung condition and was... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

NH has grown up a lot since the railroad was put in so yes through some parts of the trip there were a bunch of back yards but over all I still greatly enjoyed the ride. You pass many amazing rivers, fields, mountain over looks and quaint old barns and houses. I very much enjoyed the commentary and seeing a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I loved the train ride. It was great and all of the people that work there love trains and they know their stuff!

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