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Address: 26 Station Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: +1 877-726-7245
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Saratoga & North Creek Railway offers passenger service between...

The Saratoga & North Creek Railway offers passenger service between Saratoga Springs and North Creek, NY. With sightseeing excursions, special events and on-board dining, there is always something unique happening. In the summer, the passenger service offers excursions around the Adirondacks. During the winter months, the passenger service offers the Gore Mountain Snow Train with transportation to Gore Mountain Ski Resort as well as a host of activities for the non-skier to relieve cabin fever in the cold weather.Around the holidays, the railroad operates The Polar Express from Saratoga Springs - a magical round-trip journey to the North Pole. Cookies, cocoa and caroling elves delight young and old as the classic story comes to life.

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Great scenery and friendly staff

We booked this trip before leaving England but I was unable to get us seats in the dome car. This was a bit unfortunate as on the way to North Creek there was a large group in our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So I will start by saying I did a lot of research before ever buying tickets. I read this website. I talked to friends who had gone. The opinions on the ride seem to run the gauntlet depending on your expectations - so I went with fairly low expectations and was therefore absolutely enthralled. I knew beforehand that the ride... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked Standard Class tickets for myself and two preschool granddaughters weeks in advance of their Thanksgiving weekend visit here. We got the movie, the book and the soundtrack and starting hyping the train ride well in advance of their visit. Oh such excitement! Singing the songs, wanting pajamas to match their favorites from the movie. The family's meals and... More 

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Thank hhstitches
Ardsley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had booked standard class (coach) tickets for the Polar Express for Thanksgiving weekend. They called at 10 a.m. the same day to cancel our reservation due to safety concerns- the standard class train cars weren't running. The voice message they left said we could reschedule and upgrade to first class any other day - the message specifically said either... More 

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coventry
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101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We booked this trip before leaving England but I was unable to get us seats in the dome car. This was a bit unfortunate as on the way to North Creek there was a large group in our car who were very rowdy. The children with them were very well behaved, it was the adults who were the problem. However,... More 

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Thank JEBLLB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

For something different to do I decided to take my grandchildren, 6,6 & 4, for a train ride. Knowing we would be on the train for 2 1/2 hours and then have to find things to do on the 3 hour lay over, I packed everything but the kitchen sink. When boarding a train you never know what to expect!... More 

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Thank Carmalena C
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Wonderful day trip from Saratoga to North Creek. We had standard seats on reservation but upgraded to Diamond class which is dome car. Beautiful seating with tables and cushioned seats. Service was excellent for drinks and food. 3 hour lay over in North Creek gives you time to see the town using the free shuttle or golf cart or just... More 

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Came across this on the internet. Told my wife pack a bag we are going on a train ride. Reservations were a bit full so we had to wait a week or so. No problem the day arrived and we left home at 6:30 AM for a 3 hour trip with reservations made. Arrived with time to spare, The train... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If you like Teddy Roosevelt, you'll like this place. Don't plan on spending more than a few hours here though. I will say that I learned quite a bit while here. Relatively close by is The Garnet Mines. You'll definitely want to check it out afterwards.

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Having a free afternoon in Saratoga we decided to take a train ride and see what this was all about. We departed on a Monday afternoon and the train was relatively empty. As the leaves had not yet started to change it was understandable that the train was not packed. We opted for the glass top open car and had... More 

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Glens Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I purchased a Groupon for something new to do in my area and was a tad worried seeing some of the negative reviews. But went with an open mind and thought it was marvelous. I brought my mom for her bday and she had a blast. We upgraded to Diamond Class which I would definitely recommend. Better views and very... More 

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