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Downeast Scenic Railroad

34 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1739
+1 866-449-7245
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Relaxing Railroad History Lesson

This was just a nice leisurely ride to learn of the railroad. We sat in the open car at tables... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boyz4Us
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Westminster, Maryland
Short trip

It was a short train ride, I expected a longer ride. I suppose the ride will be longer some day... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jim K
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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34 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1739
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+1 866-449-7245
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"open car"
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"historic train"
in 2 reviews
"railroad buffs"
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"enclosed cars"
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"an hour and a half"
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"ride"
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"volunteers"
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"wildlife"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was just a nice leisurely ride to learn of the railroad. We sat in the open car at tables. Weather was beautiful and a staff knowledgeable and friendly. This is only part of the railroad and monies are used to hopefully expand. All volunteer...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It was a short train ride, I expected a longer ride. I suppose the ride will be longer some day, but for now I think it is a really short train trip, sorry

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on this with my dear friends! So glad we did. The crew was wonderful & informative. I’m so glad we didn’t miss this. It is a great ride for the children. Has some great history behind it, also a work in progress that I...More

Thank Cathy B
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The 2 1/2 hour train ride town, forest, and wetlands and we learned some things about the area, though the train whistle covered up much of the narrative. The most interesting part was when, at the end, an engine hooked up to the end of...More

2  Thank Ellen P
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Ten of us went on this train ride and we all enjoyed very much. The volunteers who staff the train go out of their way to make it fun and interesting. We sat outdoors in an open car but there are enclosed cars as well....More

Thank barbara m
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

September in MDI, our yearly Acadia visit. Always looking for something a four year old would like and this was a BIG hit! Very reasonably priced and the two year old rode free. The over an hour and a half ride was fun and educational....More

Thank Frank R
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We were traveling with a four year old train lover. The 90 minute trip was just right. The volunteers running the train were helpful and informative. If you are interested in hearing the tour and history information I suggest you sit near a speaker. We...More

Thank Gbear2013
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

I am certain your kid's would love this. As two adults - it was not a thrill seeking event but it was a nice ride on a truly historic train. The people working are all volunteers and take their jobs both seriously and with great...More

Thank cllsrr
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you to the volunteers and others behind preserving this important piece of history. If you are a railroad buff or are interested in the history of the Bar Harbor, Maine area you will enjoy this trip. While the trip is short, and not overly...More

2  Thank DonHBangor_Maine
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The 1-1/2 hour narrated train ride was truly a step back in time. The conductor was extremely knowledgabe and passionate. The rail car we rode in had a great background that was explained on a plaque that was highly visible. The ride, turn-around - and...More

Thank John P
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Marimelda13
14 August 2017|
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Response from Gary B | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on the Downeast Scenic Railroad as long as the horn or other people in close proximity don't bother your pet.
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jessepottle
8 March 2017|
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Response from Kenn S | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure short of a blizzard......they are open all year
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