Arcade and Attica Railroad
Arcade and Attica Railroad
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  • Diane K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Murder Mystery Train Ride
    Murder Mystery Train Ride! Well written lines. Good humor. Fun surprises throughout the evening. Dinner was good as well. Great for date night or friends and family.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 3, 2023
  • 3000calories
    Buffalo, New York1,365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely ride through the countryside
    This was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon, especially with the nice weather and the outdoor train car. The conductors were really friendly and answered any questions. On the return trip we had to move to the indoor car because of the exhaust from the locomotives but still got to enjoy the breeze since the windows were all open.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Colleen D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing ride on a beautiful day!
    Love the train ride because it’s very relaxing. We rode behind the diesel locomotive-first time for my friend. I bought a new teeshirt and took lots of photos. Everyone was very helpful to make boarding and exiting easy for me. I missed my buddy, Conductor Patrick🥴 I’ll have to come again soon! Cost is exceptional for the ride!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Edie S
    Honeoye Falls, New York43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice September ride
    This was a nice train ride. I am an older person and climbing the steps was a little hard for me but I made it and it was worth it. The train is clean and our conductor Patrick was very knowledgeable on the history of the train. You can buy water and snacks at the train or there is popcorn available on the train. Their site says no food or drink allowed but I guess that means outside food or drink, only what you buy from them is allowed. My family rode in the open air car and enjoyed it. On the trip back if in the open car you end up right behind the engine so when the whistle blows it is very loud and the exhaust from the diesel engine blows back on you. The only seats in the open air car are backless benches along the sides. You do stop in Currie after an hour where you can get a snack, drink and they have restrooms that you have to climb stairs to get into. They are an upgrade from porta-potties. All in all it was a nice day and a nice ride.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Pablito F Dominguez
    La Coruna, Spain145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic ride to relax and sightseeing
    Must start saying THANKS to all Arcade and Attica rail road crew and staff. Amazing journey. So helpful, warm, getting into the role and made us enjoy about railroads and environment. The journey worths each dollar. Seat and enjoy. Thx guys!!!! See u next time!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Denise M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The "Great Train Robbery" Excursion was absolutely Exciting and Fun
    A friend and I went on the "Great Train Robbery" excursion. Our experience at the station was wonderful - the staff was very kind and helpful. We enjoyed shopping in the store and viewing the many photos and items in the small museum areas there. Once on the train, we were excited to see the reenactors coming through. Their outfits were very realistic, there were both children and adults acting their parts. The robbery portion of the ride was very exciting!!!! I won't share the details so it won't be spoiled for you when the opportunity for you to enjoy this excursion happens for you. Don't miss it next year!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Christopher C
    Adams Center, New York19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Train Ride
    We did the ale and rail train ride 10/07/23 @ 5.30 pm. It was an enjoyable and overall a great time. The beer samples were really good and the train ride was fun. Both the train staff and Beer Justice team were friendly and accommodating. I would do this again next year if the offer the event.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 8, 2023
  • George T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great scenery, friendly staff!
    We took a family outing on the Fall Foliage ride and had a great time. The staff we knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. A special thanks to Conductor Donnie and Engineer Jimmy who made the trip great!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Tiffany B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun!
    So much fun. Even though the weather was raining and chilly, we had a blast. And the heaters in the train helped a lot! Tip: get your tickets before you go to the rest rooms. Popcorn before the train. And get chili and food at the half-way point. And being able to move the seats so that we could face each other was a plus too!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 15, 2023
  • David P
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to have this right in our back yard. We'll definitely be going back!
    It isn't a polished, high end railway, but it isn't supposed to be. The train cars are old, and have these cool, original seats where the seatbacks move forward or backwards so that you can change from forward facing to rear facing, which is really handy if you have a problem with motion sickness if you have to ride backwards, or you can make 2 rows face each other if you have a group of 4 people. The people that work there are really friendly and the entire experience was pretty great! We went for the fall foliage trip, which would have been better if it hadn't been raining quite so much. Just made for a dreary day and kind of tough to see out of windows that are digging up and have water running down them on the outside - not a great view - but I imagine that on a sunny day it would have been fantastic. My only real complaint about the services was that we didn't jump off the train at the Curriers stop and run into the concession building, because the donuts were gone by the time we got to the front of the line. Hot cocoa, tea, or coffee would have been great on a chilly, rainy day, too, but the cider from Meyer Bros was great, and hot dogs sufficed our little one's appetite, as well as the popcorn that you can get in the station or on the train's snack car. It's a slow ride, but that's fine, and the open car would have been cool to check out if it wasn't raining. I'd definitely like to go back in nicer weather, and we're also looking into the Christmas time train ride, too!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 23, 2023
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Don W
Lakeville, NY3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Overall we had a great experience. The personnel were polite. The ticket area was nice about letting us use tickets we bought in the summer during the Fall foliage tour instead with a little extra to pay.

We could hear our conductor well enough in our car and they were indeed very well informed.

We would have to agree with some of the recent reviews below that it would be nice if somebody were to clean up the area around the track for the run.

Other than that it would be nice to be able to use credit at the destination. We were not told we needed cash and that did cause some inconvenience for us at the destination.
Written October 24, 2022
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Nicholas F
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
As a veteran and Life Member of the American Legion, I bought ( 4) tickets World War II Weekend Saturday, June 5 2021 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm 2 Adults, 1 Child, 1 Senior because the A & A RR advertised that "Swing Buffalo" dancers would be performing at the Curriers stop. Just before the train was to depart the Arcade station, I found out from the manager that "Swing Buffalo" would not be performing. I was so dismayed and disappointed that just as we were about to board the train, I turned around and left as the reason I came was to see "Swing Buffalo". Since that was not happening, I just went home (did not take the train ride). My guests did take the ride, but it spoiled the whole outing...
Written June 6, 2021
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Alienbikerider
Bradford, PA124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Fun day out with another couple on an outing for something to do close to home (50 miles). Ordered tickets online and showed up early enough to get a take out lunch from across the street and eat on a bench right near the train. Boarded train and set off right on time. So much fun to ride slowly to the other facility where they had Hot dogs, chili, other snacks and ice cream. Great time looking at the historic pictures inside the buildings and watching the kids play on the small model of the train. Nice restrooms right there also and the Fall decorations were nicely done. The ride back to the depot was very enjoyable and great job by all of the staff was appreciated.
I would highly recommend this to young and old. Great value for a fun day
Written September 20, 2020
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Jodi K
West Seneca, United States38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We did the ride as part of our staycation. My husband and I have both been on the train before as kids. I have mixed feelings. The staff was amazing and super nice and went above and beyond. The ride was fun and we had a really nice time. My only complaint is we pre paid for tickets. You choose the car and exact seats you are purchasing. I purchased these tickets so my husband and I could be both in window seats facing each other. Train Car 305, Car 305, 305-52 and Train Car 305, Car 305, 305-56. Unfortunately I did not realize until we got on that they gave us the wrong seats. They gave us Train Car 307 seats 1 and 2. Not a huge deal, but both were not window seats. Thankfully the train wasn't full and the people who would have been forced to sit across from us chose other seats and I was able to till sit in a window seat. The original receipt sent to me had the correct car and seats. I never double checked when they sent the last minute reminder. That is when they just randomly changed our seats. So if you book your seats hoping for what you paid for, be careful you double check them at check in or you may be disappointed. It worked out okay for us, but just a heads up.
Written August 18, 2022
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PLH
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
DDay weekend was a great time out! The trains have been updated since I last rode. The reenactors were wonderful, full on information, and willing to spend time sharing their knowledge. I was impressed with the display of a variety of countries involved in the war, not just Americans.
Written June 7, 2021
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Jesse M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
An unfortunate circumstance was turned into a beautiful day. We had originally booked a fall foliage train and it was a beautiful day. At some point our reservation got changed from 11am to the later time. Although I did see the confirmation email come through a couple days before the event i never opened the email to see that the time was wrong. So we were not able to ride that day.......we drove an hour, bad day.

Talked to management the following monday - they apologised and were able to re-book us and went above and beyond to keep us happy. It worked.

Although we missed the amazing foliage we definitely enjoyed are halloween trip. Would have been 5 stars if not for the original mix up.
Written October 31, 2022
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Lynn B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We couldn’t hear/understand what the conductor was saying because there was no microphone system. Also the stop at the “station” was poorly done. With approximately 200 people to serve, there were very long lines for food and restrooms. The surrounding area was farmland, so nothing interesting to look at during the 45 minute stop. The train itself was nice and well kept,
Written October 23, 2022
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NorthStar631791
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We had a wonderful train ride on the "Santa’s Wonderland Express Train Ride". My grandsons, my son and I enjoyed the day. The coaches are heated, which made it nice since it was cold that day. It had snowed the night before which made the scenery very pretty. My grandsons enjoyed visiting with Santa, who was excellent. On the overall it was a day well spent.
We did run into a problem with our seating. I had purchased our tickets and picked our seats weeks before our trip. I chose seats that were one behind the other so that we could reverse one of the seats and ride facing each other. When boarding the train, the condutor instructed us to check our tickets and match the numbers on our tickets with the numbers on the seats, to be sure we had the right seats. When we got to our seats, the seats were occupied and would not move to another seat. The people told us that a person, in the ticket booth, had told them they could sit wherever they wanted to sit and they would not change seats. I spoke with one of the employees on the train about it and she told us to sit where there were open seats, There were open seats but none that were one behind the other so that I could reverse a seat and ride facing each other. This was very upsetting...the reason for the whole trip was for my youngest grandson, who loves trains and we all wanted to watch his excitement on his face during the train ride. Thankfully there was a gentleman on the train, with his children, who was willing to rearrange his seating so we could have a seat facing each other. I am truly grateful to this person.
Why would the people in the ticket office tell people who just bought tickets that day that they could sit wherever they wanted, when other
people have already booked and paid for the seats in advance???? It was very frustrating! If you book your tickets in advance, make sure you get the seats you paid for.
Written November 20, 2022
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Donna K
Rochester, United States1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
My husband and I brought our daughter’s family (two grandsons) on the trip to the North Pole. They all enjoyed the train ride, which was a first for most. I felt like it was a bit confusing when we got off the train at our destination. There were a lot of people lined up for two buildings and there is no signage telling you what’s inside as well as no one directing you. I had read a review suggesting we go get something to eat first rather than wait in a long line, so we did that. That was in a third building, which was heated. I have to say the chili was delicious! One small building has face painting, the mailbox for the card asking Santa for a special gift (which you filled out on the train), and some items to buy. This building is not heated. The second building is Santa’s house and it does have heat. No reindeer the day we went. The first room has a sleigh that you can get into and the elf’s will take pictures for you with your phone. Then you move along to see Santa and Mrs Claus. It was very nicely done and we did not feel rushed. The boys each got a silver bell from Santa. Overall it was a nice experience.
Written November 20, 2022
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C J
St. Petersburg, FL30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed our trip on the train and thought it was a day well spent. We would have preferred a little bit more history about the train and we thought the time spent at the stop should have been a little shorter. We enjoyed the gondola car but be sure to visit that car on the trip out, and not on the trip back, since it becomes the first car behind the engine on the return trip.
Written August 12, 2021
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