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Downeast Scenic Railroad
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34 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1739
+1 866-449-7245
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Reviewed 1 week ago

only open on weekends. A very sweet ride. Children will love it. A little bumpy, but most train rides are. Take a sweater

Thank Ithecook
Reviewed 10 September 2018

A lovely picturesque 90 minute train ride on a very sweet, all volunteer historic railroad. Help them to continue this preservation effort and sit back and enjoy the scenery in the peaceful countryside. Even spot an eagle on it's nest in season! The crew is...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a great train ride. We are seniors and enjoyed the history of the train, railway and the ride. The train only runs on Saturday and Sunday. I think at 10:30 and 1:30. I would recommend this as it was well worth the money...More

Thank Taveldog
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It was about a 90 minute ride. I thought i would see more but it helped pass time on a warm day. It was informative

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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

Thank Boyz4Us
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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
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
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
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

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Rose M
24 September 2018|
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Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
I do not know when the train first ran
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.
8 March 2017|
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Response from Tanya S | Reviewed this property |
Train begins service late May--mid October running weekends only. For more details, call 1-866-449-RAIL (7245), Some of the events get sold out and require reservations. And you can also check out what is happening at the... More