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Conway Scenic Railroad

1,455 reviews
About Conway Scenic Railroad
Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience with all trains departing from an 1874 station in North Conway Village. Whether you choose one of the Valley Trains to Conway or Bartlett, or take the Notch Train through spectacular Crawford Notch, this is a journey back in time the whole family will enjoy. Valley Train Season: mid-April through December. Notch Train Season: late June through mid-October. Coach, First Class, and Dining Car options are available on all routes. Chilren under 4 ride free in Coach on the Valley Trains. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I have found a great love for North Conway and enjoy any chance we have to travel there and explore. This time we did the lunch train ride for a short tour about the rail road and the area. Highly recommend it.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anthonyi1794
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for this nice review, Anthony. We really appreciate it! We've added a new dome car to our fleet of cars, and it's dedicated to dining. It will be in service on the Notch Train this year. If you liked the Conway...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Conway scenic railroad was a great place to visit. It was cold when we went, but it is definitely a must see while in the North Conway downtown area. A beautiful view of the mountains and station.

Date of experience: February 2019
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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate this nice review but, given your feedback, wonder why we just received an average rating? In any case, thanks for the kind words! Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

Reviewed January 1, 2019

We purchased the tickets for the Premium seats (top level with plexiglass windows and ceiling). The views were nice, but it got quite hot. Further---and, this is no fault of the Railroad---there were several unruly children who would not obey their parents. We constantly heard...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DawnAlba
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thanks for recognizing that the unruly children are not something that we can control. Most of our young families are absolutely delightful traveling companions, but every once in a while situations such as you describe come to our attention. It's unfortunate that some people have...More

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We sat on the upper dome with my in laws. I loved that this section only held a small amount of people so it was quiet and not overwhelming. There were great views with windows all around it. Just a heads up for anyone taking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you for this nice review! We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us, especially your seats in the upper dome. Normally, a bathroom is never more than one car over, but occasionally a longer walk is necessary because of...More

Reviewed December 30, 2018

The rail experience however could be so much better. May be we need to take a leaf out of the Canadian rail's book. The cars need upgrading. Still a really good experience.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Umesh C
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to give us this feedback, Umesh. Every winter, we take a number of cars into our shop for needed repairs and upgrades. With vintage equipment dating back to the 1920s, cycling through all of our many cars can take a...More

Reviewed December 23, 2018

This Christmas train ride with Santa is a great concept, but had some significant flaws. The Pullman coach is magnificent, but the cost of first class for a family for less than one hour trip is way overpriced!More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark V
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2018

We're sorry you feel that we're over-priced, Mark. Maintaining our vintage equipment is very expensive - the Gertrude Emma in which you rode dates back to 1898 - as is fueling our engines, heating and maintaining our 1874 station, and paying our employees. Taking all...More

Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful Santa train ride for children both young and old. Santa walks thru the train speaking to all the children. He takes time for photos! Helpful elf’s bring hot cocoa and cookies! We had a great time oh and yes so did our 4 year...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wiseman22
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

We're really glad that you had such a fun time with Santa! You'll have to bring your granddaughter back for a visit next year! Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

Reviewed December 14, 2018

Took the Murder Mystery Dinner Train Ride and LOVED IT! Good food and lots of fun as we watched a "who dunn it" take place in front of our eyes. Great performance. Awesome trains.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KBTM
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Thank you so much for this great review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our Murder Mystery Dinner Train and really appreciate your taking the time to let people know. Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Very nice ride, hot chocolate and cookies. It can be more longer. Staff are very nice whit thé kids. Was super day

Date of experience: December 2018
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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit with Santa! Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

Reviewed December 10, 2018

We took out daughter and our Boston Terrier for the Santa Express! They both absolutely loved it. Our daughter was so excited to be making the little trip and out puppy loved all the attention he got from Santa, his Elves and the staff. He...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your visit with us, puppy included! We love our fur friends and are happy to be part of such a fun and festive family tradition. We'll look forward to...More

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Response from ConwayScenicRR | Property representative |
We do host small weddings and rehearsal dinners for up to 38 people. Please contact Gay Howe at (603) 356-5251, ext. 12, and she'll be happy to talk with you! (I tried to include her email address, but TripAdvisor wouldn't... More
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Response from Skip P | Reviewed this property |
I would say the Notch trip. We rode in the glass top car and it was raining and not such a good view as the water stuck to the glass outside and it fogged up on the inside. If no rain, highly recommend the glass car for... More
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Renee K
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Response from larryrneal2016 | Reviewed this property |
The price depends on your options. We enjoyed it, although it was a little long. We ate on the train and it was good. It might be beautiful in autumn, but you might not be able to tell the forest from the trees.
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