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“price makes you a hobo” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hobo Railroad

Hobo Railroad
64 Railroad St, Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-2135
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Ranked #10 of 30 things to do in Lincoln
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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“price makes you a hobo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We took the hobo railroad on sort of foggy rainy morning in July. There's a nice gift shop. You get your tickets and get on board the diesel train. I think it used to be a commuter train. You take a trip from the station through woods, over the Pemigawasset River, and then more woods. You get a whiff of the diesel exhaust from time to time but that's life on a train. Eventually you pull into a golf course with red buildings and for a second you can imagine Bill Murray's caddyshack character coming out of one of the golf course buildings. Then the train stops. Then it goes in reverse and you go back. As you go your conductor is walking the cars with mic in hand talking about the history of the trains and the white mountains. He had a sense of humor and you do learn a few things. Then the snack cart comes. I wasn't sure if a free snack was included in the fare, kind of like on a plane, but its not free. We got some prepackaged ice cream cups and potato chips. I'm sure when the weather is nice its a lot more scenic. When we got back to the station we kind of felt like, "That was okay, but kinda pricey." We had a much better time later on in the day at Lost River..

Visited July 2011
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Amazing mini golf course. Always Clean and well taken Care of.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Great place to play some Miniature Golf.And take a Fun little Train Ride.

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Monroe NJ
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Hobo Hills Mini Golf Nice - One of few attractions open late in area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Hobo Hills Mini Golf Nice - One of few attractions open late in Lincoln area - believe it's open to @ 8PM in the summer. Spent a few hrs in the afternoon on a day where the weather was questionable. Price is reasonable & not expensive.

Visited August 2011
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“A little relaxing but not exciting.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

I wouldn't say that the trip wasn't worth the $14.00 but I wouldn't do it again.
We sat in the car behind the engine so a lot of the time there was a strong odor of diesel exhaust.
Along the 80 minute trip there was actually very little to see. In a few spots you could see the river but for the most part the train went through the woods. All we could see were trees.
It was a good opportunity to get caught up with old friends we hadn't sen in a while.
If you have small kids, they may like it just because it's a train ride. Older kids would probably get bored before you pull out of the station.

Visited August 2011
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Central Vermont
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“a good activity for a rainy day!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We took our seven-year old daughter on an 11am Hobo Railroad trip during our vacation in NH, on one drizzly day when we were looking for something to do. We had lunch aboard the train as well.

The train itself is a neat old unit, and the lunch was fine. Service was great. Our daughter loved the experience with the hobo clown, receiving a coloring book, a balloon animal, and a prize to take home. We were not very impressed with the scenery from the train - kind of dull - but hey, what kid doesn't like a train experience, and it gave us something to do for a couple of hours on a dreary day! I wouldn't waste a good weather day on this activity, but if you're looking for a time filler, this would be it. We felt that it was worth the cost.

Visited August 2011
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