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Catskill Mountain Railroad


Catskill Mountain Railroad
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible27%
1 week ago
“Not worth it !”
1 week ago
“A great fall train ride”
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Rt 28, Mount Pleasant, Shokan, NY
+1 845-688-7400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told the train ride would be a 90 minute ride through the Catskills. In reality it’s a slow moving 50 minute round trip ride. Half the ride is looking at parking lots. It was very disappointing.

Thank oilman222018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time that I have taken a ride on the Catskill Mountain Railroad and I have to say it is quite enjoyable. This is a quaint old railroad that is really trying hard to improve itself despite heavy opposition from the county....More

Thank topher2076
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We went there to do a scenic 90 minute train ride in the Catskill mountains, which is what was advertised. Instead, the train did a very slow 20 minutes ride, half of it through parking lots, the rest in fields, and then turned back. But...More

3  Thank Adventure557253
Reviewed 26 June 2018

My wife and I thought it would be fun to take a 'scenic' train ride; what a disappointment. We rode their themed "Peace Train". It was nothing but volunteers with some retro clothing on walking up and down the isles clapping and 'performing' other nondescript...More

4  Thank HossNPepper
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This “train ride” takes you approximately 3 miles down a track through the town of Kingston, stops, then goes right back where you came from in reverse. It doesn’t even go up into the Catskill Mountains! We paid $20 apiece for adults for what?!! I...More

5  Thank smshrop2
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I'm late in reviewing this, but I feel compelled before the next fall foliage season begins. My husband and I went up to Hunter, New York to hike and see the fall foliage. It was the perfect time of year in mid October. Interested in...More

3  Thank wadolfsen
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

this Polar Express ride was fantastic. The crew was very engaging and the children smiled from start to finish as did the adults! I found this trip to be way more festive than the one I took in Saratoga several years ago with my grandson....More

Thank George626
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The Christmas Polar Express was the most unorganized ordeal ever. No one knew where to go, what line to stand on,and IN THE RAIN NO LESS.Told to be there 30 min early to depart at 6PM only winding up departing an hour later, again after...More

5  Thank T M
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had an awesome time on the Catskill Mountain Railroad - we rode for the first time on The Polar Express and we were not disappointed! The staff and crew were amazing and this was hands down one of the best Christmas rides we've ever...More

2  Thank Rob H
Reviewed 26 November 2017

For children, especially my grandchildren, this was the best Santa train ride they had been on and the have been on one every year since they could walk. The crew members entertained the children from start to finish. For rail buffs, this RR is fighting...More

1  Thank vlcnyc21
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Natalie G
15 August 2017|
Response from BaliloverNewYork | Reviewed this property |
There's absolutely nothing of interest to view but backyards of abandoned factories, dirt piles, etc. I, too, am a big train fan, but the train is pretty dilapidated & there's no explanation of the train, train history, or... More