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Downeast Scenic Railroad

34 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1739
+1 866-449-7245
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Not very entertaining

The train ride was boring. You will literally go 3/4 of a mile, stop, switch directions and go a... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2015
Magan G M
via mobile
False Advertisement..........

Wow what a disappointment. This train ride sounded fabulous but was a bust. First of all, they say... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2015
Winterport, Maine
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  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible17%
11 Oct 2016
“Not all that scenic but unique - maybe a bit overpriced”
30 Aug 2016
34 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1739
+1 866-449-7245

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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

The train ride was boring. You will literally go 3/4 of a mile, stop, switch directions and go a little further and go back. The people working the train were very nice and informative and we did get to see some osprey and their nests....More

1  Thank Magan G M
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Wow what a disappointment. This train ride sounded fabulous but was a bust. First of all, they say it is a 90 minute ride, ha. Once you depart, you ride down the tracks and see nothing but back yards of houses. Then the train stops...More

6  Thank Mainelover15
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The folks here are helpful and very friendly. The facilities and the trains are well-maintained and is like stepping into a bygone era. As others have noted, referring to this as a "Scenic Railroad" is maybe a bit of a stretch. It is certainly a...More

1  Thank R S
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Our boys love trains and were excited to go on one. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable they even let us in the engine when we got back to the boarding area. The views were awesome. And it's run by all volunteers. We will...More

Thank Jonandjillnh
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Unless you just truly love trains, don't bother. In this area everything is lovely but I would by no means call this a scenic trip. And forget about seeing wildlife. You'll pass by Ellsworth HS twice though, so there's that. 😒

3  Thank Aimee S
Reviewed 15 April 2015

It was a bit cool when we were there, but still a fun trip. Before going go to (www.downeastscenicrail.org) for information and to see how you can get tickets . Volunteers are really a lot of help and full of information about the ride and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We've been on beautiful train rides, but this one was a bit disappointing. Too much stuff near the tracks and not enough scenery. We did see a nice meadow and beaver pond. the people were fantastic, so my rating is raised because of the dedicated...More

1  Thank RomoVista_CA
Reviewed 5 October 2014

My Husband and Granddaughter and I took the train ride last year on father's Day and enjoyed it very much! It was still chilly out but we sat outside in the open car anyway to get the best views. My husband is a great train...More

Thank Lorie S
Reviewed 20 September 2014

The ride was 90 minutes and was a pleasant ride through the outskirts of town. The volunteers were very informative and professional. The equipment is in top notch condition. You can ride in an open air car or an enclosed coach.

Thank Doninsalem
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

The train ride was pleasant; the equipment was well kept up, employees/volunteers were friendly and well informed. Unfortunately, I did not feel that we saw anything of significance. Would not do again.

Thank MemomPam
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Hi there, Im wanting to know if this is only seasonal or is it year round?
8 March 2017|
Response from Kenn S | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure short of a blizzard......they are open all year