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Adirondack Scenic Railroad

321 Main Street, Union Station, Utica, NY 13502
315-724-0700
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Ranked #4 of 5 Activities in Utica
Type: Scenic Railroads
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

This is a must for families and just to take a nice scenic trip! I took my kids on the polor express and it was amazing! The "elf's" were great with the kids and getting everyone to participate in singing the christmas carols! The best part was afterwards they had milk and cookies for all the people as they departed... More

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LAFAYETTE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

They travel from Utica to Old Forge. The volunteers that act as unofficial conductors with an official conductor make the ride a pleasurable experience not to be missed. Next year I heard they are expanding the ride to Lake Placid which will further enhance the experience. Older kids seemed to enjoy it more than the real young. They take you... More

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Morris County, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Current ride ends in Thendara; the track to Big Moose was being rehabbed. The line goes all the way to Lake Placid but the state of NY is giving the railroad grief and is in cahoots with the rail-to-trail lobby to kill that section (or the whole railroad if they can get away with it. Don't let them). It's a... More

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice way to kick back and relax. The train was a blast and the crew was great! They gave historical narrations along the way and pointed out interesting features before arrival. The train was clean and comfortable with your choice of several cars with reclining seats and windows that opened. We'll be back!

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Syracuse
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We had four people (family) who went on train ride from Utica to thendara..we enjoyed family time, lunch and drinks. Unfortunately we laughed during our trip and the cops were called. When we arrived to the station, entered our car, wr were pulled over shortly thereafter. We were informed the train station called to say we were drunk and disorderly... More

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Canandaigua, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Maybe my expectations were too high going in on this trips, but I found the trip to be un-stimulating for most of the ride up to Thendara from Utica, except for a few nice spots of the moose river. There were no hills, mostly flat track winding through farms and people's backyards. Our train stopped often for some reason. The... More

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Lewes, DE
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved they offer theme nights on the train. Nice to offer travelers a sampling of local brews and wines in an unbiased atmosphere. The staff was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable not only on the beers and wine but also the trains history. Our tour took us from Utica to Remsen but other routes are available.

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Fort Drum, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had a fun time on the train robbery. The actors were great, got our kids involved and we all had fun. Very well done!

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Utica, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A must do! A wonderful experience and a fun way to spend an evening with friends. Wine AND Beer tasting along with great music and dancing if you'd like to join in. A great value AND you get a buy one, get one free coupon after your first purchase (I think it's still going on). Bring a small cooler with... More

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Utica
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We are blessed in our area to boast a Railroad in our own back yard! This is a must do for anyone visiting our area. Locals do it all the time and i have gone on this trip so many times and enjoy it every time! It is a step back in time as well as an historic and informative... More

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