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Address: 321 Main Street, Union Station, Utica, NY 13501
Phone Number: +1 800-819-2291
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Description: All aboard for the Adirondacks, travel through remote forests, past...
All aboard for the Adirondacks, travel through remote forests, past sparkling rivers, over bridges, tranquil ponds and streams, into the magnificent beauty of the six million acre Adirondack Park. Become a witness of nature's beauty and look out for the many animals and birds along the routes. Our train adventures offer many different scenic excursions departing from Utica's Union Station, Thendara Station near Old Forge, Saranac Lake Union Depot and Lake Placid Station. For more information on on departures or for contact information please check out our website.
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Polar Express amazing but get a new Santa

We took our 5 year old son who has loved the Polar express movie for years now and our 1 and a half year old daughter. We were surprised to find that there was entertainment in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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Rochester, New York
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

So for the good parts the volunteer staff are very friendly and more than willing to tell a story. We opted for the first class car with the snacks and the snacks were actually more exotic that expected and they did a good job with what the facilities could offer. For the so-so the wine tastings while good were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful experience for any age! I take a train ride to old forge every year with my children. The car hosts are so friendly and helpful. The ride is BEAUTIFUL!

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Took niece and nephew to experience the Day Out with Thomas event in Utica. It was my first experience with the Adirondack Scenic RR, after hearing about the event at the Oswego Train Museum at Christmas. They had a great display with an inflatable station with Sir TopshamHat, an little train amusement type ride that was free, shows for the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We took our 5 year old son who has loved the Polar express movie for years now and our 1 and a half year old daughter. We were surprised to find that there was entertainment in the station prior to boarding, this kept the kids occupied during the wait. We purchased the first class tickets and were impressed with the... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

OK, I took my grandkids several years now and the train is OK. It really doesn't get better in my mind and my kids seem to get bored of the same games and too much time on their hands to do nothing. I realize this is family time but I would hope for some extra help from actors on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I read the rave reviews online where people say they go back every year, so I bought tickets for my husband, daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters. Everyone was so disappointed. Maybe the people who wrote these reviews were in first class; coach was awful. It was a waste of time and money. The car smelled, it was cold, and you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My experience was sitting in a dusty smelly car looking over the slumm called utica the north pole was made of less lights then on my Christmas tree this was way over priced and frankly someone is getting rich the whole trip is worth maybe ten dollars I strongly recommend you don't attend very not impressed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It takes about 2 hours to arrive at Thendara train station (near Old Forge, NY) from Utica train station. It's cash only on the train at the snack bar. You're in Old Forge for about 4 1/2 hours. Wear your hat, scarf and gloves, it was 21 degrees F. There's a free meet-and-greet with The Grinch (at Shelter) and one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

WOW!!!!! What an experience for everyone involved. We traveled with 10 of our family members- 8 adults and 2 children. To begin the night-we ate at the Trackside Restaurant,in the Utica trainstation. The food was amazing and the portions were HUGE!!!!! At 6 pm, I went to the ticket window to get our tickets! They were golden tickets! After dinner... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took the train from Utica to Old Forge. We brought a wheelchair for my daughter because he foot injury limited how far she could walk. The weather was rainy. It was good we had umbrellas for the brief wait on the uncovered platform. On the way to Old Forge, the train stopped because the rain and leaves on the... More 

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Address: 321 Main Street, Union Station, Utica, NY 13501
Phone Number: +1 800-819-2291
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica

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