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Address: 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
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+1 603-356-5251
09:30 - 18:00
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Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience with all trains departing...

Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience with all trains departing from an 1874 station in North Conway Village. Whether you choose one of the Valley Trains to Conway or Bartlett, or take the Notch Train through spectacular Crawford Notch, this is a journey back in time the whole family will enjoy. Valley Train Season: mid-April through December. Notch Train Season: late June through mid-October. Coach, First Class, and Dining Car options are available on all routes. Chilren under 4 ride free in Coach on the Valley Trains. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome.

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Nice Train Ride w/ History For The Kids

Spent a long weekend with family and friends at a condo in North Conway. This is a great town with local shops and dining. We decided to take a ride on the Conway Scenic Train... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
Bristol, Rhode Island
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This was my second trip with my granddaughter. She loves this train ride. It leaves the station at 11 AM and friends at 4 PM. The trip is 2 hours north to the Crawford Notch location where it stops for one hour where you can shop for a souvenir or visit the Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center. The ends with... More 

1 Thank MePepere
Chillicothe, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

North Conway, NH is worth visiting just for the scenery and the trip to it. But if you enjoy railroads, you will love this trip. From the restored depot to the restored engines and cars, the thrill of the ride is so enjoyable. You see a lot of beautiful scenery on the way up the valley. So worth the money... More 

Thank lep1948
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

There is nothing scenic or exciting about this loud, bumpy and dirty train ride. You travel to Conway in one direction and come back the exact same way. For $50.00 for 2 adults and one child, I expected much more. It was terribly boring and left us feeling ashamed for falling for the hype of this tourist trap.

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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

As always, we're sorry when someone is disappointed with one of the excursions here. All of our routes are round-trip, and, yes, the North Conway area has seen significant development in the 41 years since Conway Scenic opened. We promote an old-fashioned railroading experience where our guests travel in vintage coaches (dating back to the 1920s in the case of... More 

Attleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Agree completely with the reviewer below. Very disappointed in scenery. We did the Bartlett train ..hour and 45 minutes. The open car with breeze was nice and relaxing but aside from a few views of the river, it was all trees and backs of houses. Was hoping for better but the ride was relaxing at least.

Thank mrskjs
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We took a trip on the Hattie Evans lunch train through the notch. It was quite pricey so figured we would see amazing scenery while going through the mountains..what a disappointment! Mostly saw backs of people's yards..only time in the mountains were the same places we could see from the road in our car. I would suggest sightseeing by car... More 

Thank Carrie P
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Very knowledgeable commentary by Karen. Every employee was pleasant, fun. The trains were very clean.

1 Thank Sylmill52
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful railroad and railroad station - it is as if time hasn't changed. Beautifully surrounded by gorgeous mountains and small shops. We visited for the special Thomas the Train event. It was a quick 25 minute train ride with either Thomas or Percy, or both. Many other activities for the kids to enjoy. The staff was great and... More 

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We did the short ride (55 mins) with the family and everyone enjoyed it. As far as scenery goes, I'm sure the longer rides offer better views but for small kids this one was just right. We did get the opportunity to hop off and watch them disconnect the engine and switch to the other side which was nice. The... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Spent a long weekend with family and friends at a condo in North Conway. This is a great town with local shops and dining. We decided to take a ride on the Conway Scenic Train. Price was spot on for 1 hour train ride - 30 minutes pulling away from the station w/ narrative on the history of the railway... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A group of us opted for the 1-1/2 hour ride. We enjoyed the first class car with very comfortable individual chairs. The scenery is beautiful between the mountains and river. It was great to get off the train and watch them turn it around. They do sell snacks and drinks. I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys old trains... More 

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