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“Relaxing Train Ride through Bucks County” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938
215-862-2332
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in New Hope
Type: Trams, Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train
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Owner description: A scenic train ride through the Pennsylvania countryside.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Relaxing Train Ride through Bucks County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great, short (1 hour) train ride through beautiful Bucks County. A great way to spend part of a day in New Hope.

Visited September 2012
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New Hope, PA
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The old steam engines are great...right next door is the Triumph Brewery...great beer and Food...Exceptuinal.

Visited July 2013
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“If you like trains, duh!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It was very hard to hear the tourguide on the loudspeaker. The noisiness of the train drowned him out.

Visited July 2013
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New Hope, PA
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“Over priced and just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Unless you are a real train buff I would not recommend. Very expensive for a short scenic ride. They have seasonal rides - Easter Bunny and Polar Express themed rides which are generally a hit with the pre-K crowd just very expensive outing for a family that only takes up about an hour.

Visited December 2012
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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“Excellent trip through America's rich railroad heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad (NH&I) have been delighting visitors since August 1966 and have maintained a loyal following. Their presence in the center of New Hope is amazingly convenient and reminds many of a time when railroads were a focal point of town. Hearing the wail of a train whistle flowing throughout the town gives New Hope an added charm that many other former railroad villages sorely lack (Provincetown, MA, Wilmington, VT, Lake Geroge, NY).

The lovingly restored station, locomotives and Pullman cars are clean and pristine. The gift shop is also a decent size and carries nice trinkets. If funds are not too tight, go for the $25 First Class, air conditioned car. The 45-minute New Hope-Lahaska round trip is long enough to delight kids without boring the parents too much. Longer trips cover the entire line to Ivyland, where NH&I connects with SEPTA's Warminster line into Center City Philadelphia.

If the Strasburg Railroad is too far a hike, the NH&I will more than suffice.

Visited July 2013
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