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Conway Scenic Railroad

38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
+1 603-356-5251
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A unique way to see West Conway's Countryside

We had a very enjoyable ride in the first- class rail car. There are wicker chairs to sit on and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reba115
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Verndale
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A must

I did this as a child which was too young. There is a lot to appreciate on the way up and back. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter S
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable ride in the first- class rail car. There are wicker chairs to sit on and the window can be opened for better viewing. You can even sit outside at the end of the car if you so desire. The trip...More

Thank Reba115
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks, Reba, for this excellent rating and your nice comments about your experience here. If you liked the Conway excursion, you'll love our other two routes, especially the Notch Train which goes into and through the mountains. Hope you'll come back and visit us again...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did this as a child which was too young. There is a lot to appreciate on the way up and back. The entire experience is amazing. You go from nice calm weather to hostile weather in no time. Go later in the day if...More

Thank Peter S
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to post this wonderful review, Peter. We really appreciate it! Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My 14 year old son loves trains. He was allowed to ride in the cab with the engineer. He loved it. This was the highlight of his trip. My son was treated great and we were impressed and would recommend the Conway Scenic Railway!!

Thank Ray G
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We're pleased that you and your son had such a great visit with us! Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the 11:30 lunch cruise to Bartlett. The cruise was ok, not great scenery.The food however, and the service was wonderful. I would return, just for the food.

Thank mittmott
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun for all ages, ride an authentic train of yesteryear. Different length trips available, as well as a lunch and a dinner train.

Thank Linda m
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for this review, Linda! We really appreciate your taking the time to write it and are glad that you had fun with us. Susan Logan Marketing Manager CSRR

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the 1 1/2 hour lunch trip on the Village train to Bartlett. The food was delicious and the service with a smile from Kristy was very nice. The train was authentic atmosphere. All of which is why I rate it as high....More

Thank debbiekkelly
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed lunch in our Dining Car, Debbie. Our restaurant partners at Attitash do a super job, and we regularly receive feedback on both the delicious food and their friendly service. We're sorry...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a short trip on the railway about an hour and 22 minutes we pain to upgrade to the dining car. The food wasn't great and you couldn't take pictures out the windows because they had screens. The route we went was all wooded...More

Thank Robyn1020
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I wrote to Robyn earlier this week, asking a couple of questions for clarification, but she hasn't responded. First Class passengers are asked to not leave their cars because, in order to access the Coach cars, they would have to pass through our kitchen car,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kinda long, but I'm trying to provide what their website doesn't tell you... Booked first class with dining at 11:30 for a party of 5. Train wasn't too booked so we got 8 seats across the isle for us to spread out in. Just after...More

2  Thank Renee S
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, Renee, thank you so much for this review! We really appreciate your taking the time to write in so much detail. I'm very glad that you and your family so thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and hope that you'll come back for a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our two young kids (ages 1.5 and 3) during a cooler and rainy day on our vacation. Did the 55 minute ride to Conway. Left a bit late due to some technical issues but the conductors were very nice informing us of everything...More

Thank Matt B
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to post this review, Matt, and for letting us know about the speakers in the dining car. We just spent several thousands of dollars this spring to upgrade the sound system, and it works fine when left alone. We need...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the grandchildren on this excursion. 2 & 5. They got bored very easily, not much to see. I think it was very overpriced for no more than you saw. Certainly not a place I'd choose again, rather disappointed.More

Thank Tracey G
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Conway Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry that this reviewer was disappointed with her visit here with the grandchildren. All of our trains are described as round-trip, so I'm not sure what she was expecting? Without knowing which excursion this family took, I can't comment on the children being bored....More

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DeeEss
14 August 2017|
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Response from ConwayScenicRR | Property representative |
The Lower Dome has fewer seats (24) than the CP Reed (68), but both have comfortable, upholstered seats. As indicated in several earlier posts, the CP Reed has higher seats with head supports. Box lunches may be ordered no... More
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Kathy H
23 July 2017|
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Response from ConwayScenicRR | Property representative |
We would agree with the above responses in that the Notch Train is too long for small children. The most popular route for young families is our 55-minute Conway route. While it does offer some nice, distant mountain... More
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cruisingdebbi
28 June 2017|
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Response from ConwayScenicRR | Property representative |
The Notch Train, definitely. It goes up into the mountains.
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