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“What a waste of money and time!!! Don't do it!!”

Downeast Scenic Railroad
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Ellsworth
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Burlington, Vermont
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a waste of money and time!!! Don't do it!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

All u see are trees, swamps and homes. You don't go anywhere scenic... You drive around Ellsworth and see the same stuff for free. Boring!!!!

Visited July 2013
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Reston, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lots of fun!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

My girlfriend and I met my father, his wife and two kids here at the scenic railroad in ellsworth. The boys are 4 and 6 and they absolutely loved the train ride and the conductors were awesome, giving them coloring books and pointing out certain landmarks along the way. If you have a free Saturday or sunday I would strongly suggest going on the Downeast Scenic railroad!

Visited June 2013
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North Smithfield
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Just a train ride”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

I believe in supporting not for profits and this is one. The volunteers were very nice and knowledgeable. Some history is given along the way through a recording. There was not much to see on the train ride, mostly forest. The train is run on diesel and the fumes will enter the car when both the front door and back door are opened. This made for a slight breathing problem with some of the passengers. If you want to take a train ride and support a non profit, this is the ride for you.

Visited May 2013
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Grindstone Neck, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

For the price and the experience, it was disappointing. The smell that comes in was unplesant. I think they are on to something, but the ride needs to be far more enjoyable for me to say it was better than poor

Visited October 2012
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not Much to See”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We finally did the train ride out of Ellsworth, which was disappointing. The train itself, including the club car, is nicely restored and kind of interesting. I can't say the same for the route actually traveled. Except for one very short stretch across a marsh, the "scenery" is pretty much what you see from Highway 1-a and Ellsworth's High Street. This trip was not worth the money.

Visited July 2012
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