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Catskill Mountain Railroad

Rt 28, Mount Pleasant, Shokan, NY
845 688 7400
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Shokan
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Cromwell
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nice idea but I can see why they are having trouble preserving it. It was not worth $20 bucks to ride for 25 min at 10 mph to go over a creek and see weeds. The "restored" bridge was way over hyped. Live and learn :)

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Shokan, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You can't help but smile at the reactions of the passengers: kids pointing to the mountains, parents trying to explain them,others in awe of the scenery. Well worth the time and experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Boarded the train and sat down. No into introduction about the ride. Train went forward for 1 min and stopped for a few minutes then went the opposite direction. Started out nice along the river than next thing we saw were backyards of houses. Train stops and goes back the same way we came. Total trip about 20 minutes. Kids... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We took my 3 year old son on the ride. He had great time and was very excited to ride his first train. The trip was rather short but it was the perfect length for the attention span of a 3 year old. It would have been nice however if the conductor came out and talked to the kids of... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I took the Kingston ride, it is just outside of the Kingston plaza, very convinent to get there. The conductor told me the railroad is fighting with Ulster county because the county wants to close all segment of railroad except from Boiceville to Phenoicia. Recently, the county claim that the c9 Bridge, which was just rebuild last year by CMRR,... More

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New York, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This attraction is very, very cheap and is run entirely by volunteers - an important thing to keep in mind when evaluating it. We went as a family - 7 adults, 1 teen and a 3-year old. Everyone enjoyed themselves. We took the 1:00 p.m. train and planned to make a 2:30 p.m. ice skating session in Saugraties so took... More

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Wallkill, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Take your money and go right down the road to Bread Alone and pick up some of the best loaves you can find. Then snack on them while you drive the back roads through the countryside. This thing backed up, sat for ten minutes, then drove slow for 15 minutes, went about a half mile, stopped for another ten minutes,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I took this foliage special train ride hoping to get some good pictures of the fall colors and nearby landscape. What a disappointment!!! The ride is probably about 30 minutes in the bushes and you can't really see much. It's just a very slow and very short ride, good for a 3 or 4 year old. So if you're not... More

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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We rode the train today and it was a great experience. The ride is about 40 minutes along the Esopus Creek, which is perfect if you have a two year old in tow. The guide was very knowledgeable, sharing details about the area, both pre and post Hurricane Irene (which hit this area hard). They are still repairing parts of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Overpriced. Too short and not really anything to see. Far better ways to be spending your time in the Catskills.

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