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Address: Rt 28, Mount Pleasant, Shokan, NY
Phone Number: 845 688 7400
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Easter bunny train

I took my 3 kids and while it was a fun time, I think it was a pretty short ride for what you pay for. The Easter bunny came out which caused a lot of excitement and was fun to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2016
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I took my 3 kids and while it was a fun time, I think it was a pretty short ride for what you pay for. The Easter bunny came out which caused a lot of excitement and was fun to take pics with, the Easter egg hunt was another story. The staff specifically told everyone as they got out to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We (myself, my husband and our twin 4 year old sons) decided to try this Polar Express ride since we did the one in Saratoga last year (2014). This review highlights some of the comparisons. We did a 6pm train ride on a Saturday. 1. When you arrive at the Kingston station, there are 2 entrances onto the train, which... More 

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Carteret, New Jersey
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Went for the fall & Foliage train ride with our 3.5 Yo Son. The train ride is really nice, they play songs, the ride is not very short as its often the case but not too long either. The best part of the ride was when Snoopy showed up with Chocolates which my Son enjoyed a lot. The only reason... More 

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Thank Kedar G
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

My 6 year old and I had a great time on the Polar Express! The singing, story and cookies & hot coco were great. Santa was the real deal! He took time to visit each child and talk to them and take pictures. Can't wait to go back! My only complaint was that they were behind schedule. We were a... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We've taken this experience ride twice at the Catskill Mountain Railroad with kids between the ages of 3 and 7. It's very low key compared to other railroad stations. (We've been to a few as our youngest is a train fanatic.) This was a welcome reprieve as the trips we took were around bedtimes of the youngest in order to... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had an outstanding ride on the Catskill Mountain Railroad Polar Express! The elves and chefs (teens) were amazing and kept all of us entertained (my grandson is 3, his parents and two grandmas!) Great hot chocolate and cookies. The chefs on our car kept us entertained with dancing in the isles and singing until we got to the North... More 

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Hempfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The scenery was gorgeous. Although this area is known for bald eagles and black bear, we did not see either. It was a beautiful afternoon. The train ride is only 5 miles due to hurricane damage that they have not been able to recover from. You do stop at the museum which is has a lot of historical information. I... More 

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Thank Kim771
Port Ewen, New York
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The Catskill Mountain Railroad is a part of American History. The ride from Kingston although short gives you the feeling of what it was like to ride the Ulster & Delaware rail. It’s too bad the Ulster County Executive and City of Kingston Won't allow the Railroad to expand further so more tourists can enjoy a rail ride to the... More 

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Harrison, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It's a nice experience and the scenery is pretty too. But nothing like steam train rides in the UK. Bit pricey too.

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Newark, Delaware
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My review is similar to the other bad reviews of this terrible attraction. We left the Mt Tremper station on the train and went roughly 2 miles, stopped, reversed direction past the station for another 2 or 3 miles and reversed back again. The stop at the souvenir shop/museum at the reverse point of the second leg is, thankfully, pretty... More 

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