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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938
215-862-2332
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in New Hope
Type: Trams, Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A scenic train ride through the Pennsylvania countryside.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We traditionally ride the Christmas Train, though I think this was the last year as our 11 year old has pretty much outgrown the experience. For the Christmas ride, I highly recommended riding after sunset, as you then get to see some lights in the surrounding neighborhoods. While the quality of the NH&IRR has improved drastically over the past 10... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I read about the steam engine, but we got a diesel engine that reeked so much it gave us headaches and made my eyes burn. The actual ride is about 25 minutes (they stop to switch the locomotive around) but there isn't much to see (we did see a couple deer and a snake in a stream) and it was... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We used a GroupOn deal but still felt cheated. The station has nothing to do for the kids but sit and wait for the train. Ride was less than a hour. Parking is $20. We could not hear the narrator over the train noise. He also spoke very fast. For the money, Strausburg is a better buy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Absolutely nothing to see, way overpriced. The ride is 35 - 40 min. We took the open cabin and the diesel engine made us coughing a lot. Spend your money somewhere else.

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The Ivyland railroad is the highlight of any trip to New Hope. Picturesque view and a time to relax. It even has dining if you wish. Prices are affordable and after a day of strolling through a friendly town loaded with a variety of shops, it became a great place to rest, take more photos and check all the bargains... More

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New Hyde Park, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nothing to see, the host spoke too quickly,and the sound system was not great. very expensive, add a star for kids, because they will love it.

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new jersey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
12 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The cars are nice and so is the station. If it is a theme train, the prices are too high. The regular prices are ok. They charge way too much to park especially if you are buying tickets for the train.

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Boise, Idaho
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ride is less than an hour, but pleasant. Hubby had a nice visit with the young guide about the history of this railroad.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If the weather is nice, be sure to ride the open air car! The breeze is really nice, and you can't get a better view than the open car. The only downside is you might smell the fuel burning from time to time.

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albuquerque
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad: Even if you don't ride the train, it's a fun place to visit. Great photo-op location. Nice attraction in a great little village.

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