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Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Phillipsburg, NJ, USA
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Divu P wrote a review Sep 2021
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Horrible experience. I guess I should have read the reviews here before I booked my tickets. It was ordinary train ride. We got dropped off at a corn maze which was freaking boring plus a mine which was super boring. It was hot, no proper food anywhere. No fun stuff. Total waste of money. My poor little girl was so bored. Never Never again. Useless.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Angela L wrote a review Jul 2021
Hackensack, New Jersey7 contributions1 helpful vote
Met several mixed age family members here on Father’s Day for a really good time. True, as some reviewers have noted, the locomotive is not steam driven but the one used is still impressive to stand next to and it pulls the old fashioned passenger cars just fine. True, not all of the windows could be opened in the cars (and it was a hot day) but we dressed accordingly and no one seemed awfully uncomfortable. Definitely try the $5.00 Mine tour for the kids especially if you have any rock collectors. Included is a bag of sand that you use to pan for “gems” (and such) in the mine’s water sluice. Buried within our bag of sand, we found many different kinds of rocks, gem slivers, and even a shark’s tooth. After the outing we all went to the new ice cream parlor “Melt” right up on Main Street. You don’t even have to move your car. We had some nice views of the Delaware River and some interesting historical narration given by the train’s tour guide - like the old stone kilns embedded in the hillside. This train ride is a very casual, pleasant excursion into the past and it compares very well to other historical train rides I have taken. If you live in the area, give it a try! It’s well worth the money.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Cosmopolitan742114 wrote a review Jul 2021
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SAVE YOUR MONEY! We boarded the DRR Excursion on the 4th of July. YOU WO'NT SEE ANYTHING BUT TREES.I guess we were the last to know this because the train had about 3 to 4 families tops. And even though the CDC lifted the mandate to wear mask, the gift shop wasn't open and neither were all the cars. I requested a refund and was offered another ride LOL. I requested a refund again and they have not responded. I'm obligated to share my experience with the public because the website has many errors and incorrect misleading information.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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JoeSchwartz wrote a review Jun 2021
National Park, New Jersey638 contributions177 helpful votes
My wife and I took this train ride yesterday. Very disappointing. A very old and in bad shape boarding area. Picnic tables falling apart and dirty. Diesel train not steam. Very slow ride. Veiws of the Delaware river were not very good. We got to see a bunch of delapadated back yards. On to a yellow school bus for a bumpy ride to the winery over very tight roads . The owner of the winery came on board and gave us a speil about the winery. He talked as we went through 5 rushed tastings. Then rush to order wines. We would rather relax with a glass of wine. Never mind the speech. Wine was only average. Very disappointed. Not worth the expeirence. We are from South Jersey and it is close to a 2 hour drive to get there.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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JKo wrote a review May 2021
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Huge rip off! I traveled 2 hrs to get there. No steam train, it was diesel and now that I read reviews (after the fact) I see they have been using excuses that their steam train is in repair or maintenance. Really??? For years now? After a boring regular train ride (just like metro north or the lirr) we had to ride on a children’s yellow school bus that was too small for adults. Bumpy as heck and my seat smelled like puke! We were forced to drink only the 5 wines they chose for us and we had to do this outside in the wind & cold. Only the ppl who drive there get to use the inside tasting room. The wine train tastes outside which not in the online description. We were rushed thru the tasting with the owner talking & quizzing us the whole time. I wanted to chat with the group I was with. Then you have to buy your wine bottle(s) and back to the school bus on a very rigid time schedule. No time to enjoy the wine at your own pace, (you got 1 glass and if you didn’t finish buy the time the next pour came for the next tasting you had to dump it out), no time to look around, possibly shop, etc. We spent more time on the train & bus than at the winery. Oh and the wine was bot impressive. NOT a good experience at all. Save your time & money.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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