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Strasburg Rail Road

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Address: 301 Gap Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9566
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+1 717-687-7522
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Travel through Pennsylvania Dutch Country as an authentic steam locomotive...

Travel through Pennsylvania Dutch Country as an authentic steam locomotive pulls you past working farms, our Amish neighbors and beauty as far as the eye can see. Join us for lunch or dinner aboard our Dining Car, ride our miniature steam train and visit our shops. Visit our website for packages and special events.

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Fun Family Adventure

This was very enjoyable and could've been a little longer. We passed a lot of beautiful scenery and were given a narrated tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
krissypoo79
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was very enjoyable and could've been a little longer. We passed a lot of beautiful scenery and were given a narrated tour.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the grand kids again. Hadn't been on since the grandkids were very small. Only the oldest one of the 5 barely remembered it. Now they range in age from 10-16 and they all thoroughly enjoyed. Even the coal fired pot bellied stove which kept the rail car exceptionally comfy with the way that type of heat warms up the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps the food car would have been more interesting but it was sold out when we wanted to ride. We went as part of a combination ticket with the train museum. The car was beautifully restored and decorated for Christmas. A fun afternoon trip.

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Thank LauraLazewski
Philadelphia, PA
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son is a huge train buff, so we come often. This is one of the best historic rail roads we have ever visited. Beautifully restored, elegant cars, friendly staff, lovely views, comfortable station. Actually just held my sons birthday party here and I can't say enough about how awesome our Red Cap was and just the entire experience. Annual... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The premise is great...right? A train ride through Lancaster county sounds cool and it could be but this place is missing in a lot of fronts! No signs to tell you where to go. We get to the ticket agent....rude! It's freezing cold and there is really no where for you to hang out other than gift shops. We got... More 

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Thank DommiePennsylvania
Loves_Lancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Strasburg Rail Road, responded to this review

Dear DommiePennsylvania, Thank you for your candid review of your recent Hobo Lunch experience. We regret the poor experience you describe, as it certainly does not represent the level of quality we strive to maintain. Each of your concerns will be thoroughly reviewed with our team members. If you would care to discuss further, please contact the Stationmaster at steveb@strasburgrailroad.com... More 

Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a relaxing hour? The train ride is wonderful - a 45 minute ride through the country side-well narrated. If you are a train enthusiast - there are 3 gift shops and a train museum. Make reservations ahead of time for the train ride and check the times.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Children's night Christmas Story train ride. No heat in the car, you could see your breath. Story reader was not personable, not good with children and generally uninterested in his job. Skipped half the story. Because it was night, there was nothing to see out the windows (we expected some light displays) only one was a board sleigh and reindeer.... More 

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Thank Diane B
Loves_Lancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Strasburg Rail Road, responded to this review

Dear Diane B, We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the Night Before Christmas Train. Each storyteller is trained to deliver a exceptional experience of this classic story. We regret that this was not the case in your experience and will review this with our staff. We do serve cookies and milk along with the story.... More 

NYC
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun ride on a train pulled by an old style steam engine. A relatively expnsive for what it really is but kids enjoy it.

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Thank yk13_nyc
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104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure why we went out in 16 degree weather to this event. We bought the cookies and milk tickets. A story and cookies. Our reader spent most of the 40 minutes passing out the cookies and milk. He read Twas the night before Christmas. Running up and down sharing the pictures on the pages. Five minutes left of the... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took one of the annual Santa trains. The train is beautifully restored. Our 6 yr old enjoyed the adventure. Wish we could have had a little more time than just a quick picture with Santa but otherwise very nice. We rode in coach only because the dining car was already sold out. Bonus the ride is through beautiful Amish... More 

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