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Conway Scenic Railroad

38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
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So cute!

We went on the 55 minute tour. We rode in the first class parlor car. The history of the railroad... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jennifer A
via mobile
Conway, Nice relaxing ride

We happened to walk up to the train station and they were getting ready for a 10:30am ride to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Annie M
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on the 55 minute tour. We rode in the first class parlor car. The history of the railroad and the train car it’s self was fantastic. It was a beautiful ride through the countryside and the tour guide was informative and nice. Had...More

Thank Jennifer A
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Reviewed yesterday

We happened to walk up to the train station and they were getting ready for a 10:30am ride to Conway (the shortest ride and least expensive), it was a beautiful day and we had some time to kill before heading over to Alton. So we...More

Thank Annie M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked the first ride of the season in the dining car which included lunch. The train went up to Bartlett and back and was quite scenic. At first it was very hot and stuffy in the car but then about half way up, the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I do have to say that the train ride itself is very relaxing and it was a clear day so the views were great. Probably no worth the $200.00 we spent. We took the 5 hour ride and also had lunch aboard the train. My...More

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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I sent a message to this reviewer after she wrote the same comments on our Facebook page, thanking her for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I have absolutely no explanation for the shrimp shortage that she experienced. And I would have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great thing to do while in this area. I would recommend reservations before hand. We went for dinner and it was very well prepared and very good. The 11:30 would best for the best time and selection.

Thank rakams
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really wanted to take the 5 hour full trip to Crawford Notch but apparently that’s only available on weekends until mid June. So we settled for the hour and a half ride to Bartlett, which was fun but probably not worth the $96 price...More

Thank kingbyriverk
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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this detailed and very nice review. Our Notch Train started service yesterday (June 12) and operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through the summer. During the first two weeks in September, it runs on Tues/Thurs/Sat, then we go to daily service...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my wife for a murder mystery dinner ride. The train itself was really nice and the scenery was beautiful. Dinner wasn’t half bad and the staff was friendly and helpful. The actors for the dinner were pretty funny, although there wasn’t as much...More

Thank irvinenath
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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for this rating and for taking the time to leave your comments! Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the North Conway Scenic Railway trip. We spent over $150 for four of us in the “1st Class” carriage only to see trees for 95% of the journey. When we did see something worth photographing it was going over a bridge but...More

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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry you were disappointed by your ride with us. We promote an old-fashioned railroading experience here and, as I've written before, scenery is just one component of that experience. Technically, our narrator was correct in that seats on the observation deck of the First...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to do the dinner train ride, but we're to early in the season. So we opted for the 2 he ride. It was just ok. Scenery wasn't the best ( and we were in the premium dome) tour guide was ok, but not...More

1  Thank Karma1314
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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us this feedback, Karma. Beginning at our 1874 station, we strive to provide our guests the experience of stepping back in time when train travel was the primary mode of transportation in this country. I'm sorry that your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was kind of disappointing and expensive. Mostly saw a lot of woods and not much else. The conductor was very friendly and it was interesting to hear about the history, but nothing to really see except woods. The station was really nice with a gift...More

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ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry that a visit to our historic railroad did not meet your expectations. There has been a great of development and tree growth along our rail corridor in the 44 years since we opened as a tourist attraction. Unfortunately, we have no control over...More

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Danielle S
7 June 2018|
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Response from ConwayScenicRR | Property representative |
Hi Danielle, on the Valley Trains, fares for the dining car Chocorua include First Class Seating, a 3-course lunch or 4-course dinner, taxes and gratuities. Beverages and beverage tax and gratuity are additional. On the... More
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floridian6
15 March 2018|
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Response from ConwayScenicRR | Property representative |
The first two weeks of October are usually reliably colorful, though foliage seems to be changing a little later in the month. Colors have been beautiful in mid-October for the last few years.
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Jason K
30 November 2017|
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Response from DorchesterSteve | Reviewed this property |
Been on both and though I've been on both I'd have to go with North Conway. BTW there's an Italian restaurant called Vito Marcelo right across the street. Definitely give it a try. You won't go wrong.
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