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Address: 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
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+1 603-356-5251
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Sun - Sat 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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Wonderful train ride

This railroad journey is beautiful. Great place to visit with kids to enjoy the beauty of New Hampshire.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
Sonia R
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How to separate yourself from 42 dollars easily. Take this ride. If you want to save time, look out the window as you drive by the train station and throw 42 dollars out the window. You now have more time to go hiking. The ride is a 20 minute low speed ride along the back of the businesses. You see... More 

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

As I've written before, the North Conway area has grown considerably in the 40+ years since Conway Scenic Railroad opened, especially along the Conway route. Unfortunately, we can't control what people do with their land outside of our right-of-way. Yes, our tracks follow the development along North Conway's "strip," but they also cross rivers and travel through fields and farmlands... More 

150 Great Wolf Drive
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our train ride through the snow covered mountains. The train has a dining car as well as serves snacks. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Massachusetts
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made the mistake of going in the car that faced the trailer homes instead of the mountains. We thought the train would loop around. It did not. Also, it was a 50 minute ride, not an hour. We sat for 10 minutes midway while the engine went from one end of the train to the other. I could have... More 

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

We're sorry that this reviewer was unhappy with the experience here. There has been a great deal of development along our tracks in the 40+ years since Conway Scenic began operations, especially along the Conway route, and we can't control who puts what where outside our right-of-way, unfortunately. The Western side of the train definitely has better views. Our trains... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 6th time visiting this railroad. We went on the "Journey to the North Pole" train. We fly to NH from Chicago every year because they do such a great job. We have a 7-year-old and a 3-year-old. They both look forward to this trip. We will continue to come back year after year.

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

Thanks for this wonderful post! We're so glad that you have made a visit to the North Pole a family tradition. I'll be sure to share your kind words with the folks at Believe in Books who coordinate this event. Happy New Year! Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Cute ride with Santa. Watered down sip of hot chocolate and a chocolate chip cookie. Nostalgic old train cars going VERY slow through scenic snow pastures and over creeks. We decided that it was good for the pictures and to just rest for an hour.

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We took our daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons on the Journey to the North Pole. What a wonderful family outing. The staff is very attentive and interact with the children. On the trip to the North Pole the "cooks" hand out hot chocolate and chocolate covered marshmallows. Right before you reach the North Pole the first class and premier passengers... More 

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

We're so glad that this family had such a memorable time on the Journey to the North Pole, a local non-profit for which this event is a major fundraiser. I'll be sure to share this review with the folks there. Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This railroad journey is beautiful. Great place to visit with kids to enjoy the beauty of New Hampshire.

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

Thanks for this nice review, Sonia! Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR More 

Ozone Park, New York
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We did the Santa Express Train in the Dome car. It was a pleasant ride and the children enjoyed it. The elves came around and offered hot chocolate and a cookie. The cookies were made with peanut oil so my daughter could not have one. Instead they gave her a mini candy cane which she was not happy with. Santa... More 

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

I'm glad that this reviewer thought that the ride was pleasant and that her children enjoyed it, too. We serve chocolate chip cookies on the Santa excursions. They are not made with peanut oil, but we do tell passengers who are concerned about allergies that we can't guarantee that the dough was made at a nut-free facility. As mentioned, our... More 

Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My family - including a 4 and 8 year old - participated in the Santa Express the day after Thanksgiving. My kids were so excited for this activity. Unfortunately we did not have a good experience. The train was freezing and there was no holiday music, etc in our car. Decorations were sparse to say the least. When we arrived... More 

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

This reviewer sent this complaint almost verbatim (minus the detail of what car her family rode in) to our general email address Monday morning. It was forwarded to me, and I responded to her in less than an hour after her message came in, letting her know how sorry I was about her family's experience and asking her what car... More 

Boston, MA
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Firstly, this review does not reflect the Conway Scenic railroad since this event is sponsored as a fundraiser for the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation. I am giving such a poor review because of the HIGH cost of tickets. For a family of 4, coach tickets I paid $188. The ride was ok because the train itself was magnificent, but... More 

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

I've written to this reviewer, thanking her for taking the time to write. As she indicates, we provide the trains only for Journey to the North Pole, and I've forwarded her comments to the folks at Believe in Books, who organize and staff the event It was nice to read that she liked our train ride! Susan Logan Marketing Manager... More 

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