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Address: 32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938-1303
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+1 215-862-2332

A scenic train ride through the Pennsylvania countryside.

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Cute aspects but overpriced

Took the 8:15pm North Pole Express on a Friday evening with family, including a 3-year-old. Positives: excellent Santa and Mrs. Claus (they seem to have managed to visit every... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2015
Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Took the 8:15pm North Pole Express on a Friday evening with family, including a 3-year-old. Positives: excellent Santa and Mrs. Claus (they seem to have managed to visit every child and give each a jingle bell ornament); the banjo- and harmonica-playing musician was fun; ticket included hot chocolate and a chocolate-chip cookie. Negatives: $15 TO PARK, are you kidding? (Not... More 

2 Thank EMCPhiladelphia
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

The North Pole Express was a Santa encounter that our 8 year grandson, myself or my husband will never forget! Santa sat face to face with him and had a one on one conversation with him for about 5 minutes! The pre-paid photos of him with Santa and Mrs. Claus are priceless. We also enjoyed the cookies and hot chocolate.... More 

2 Thank terry k
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

I took my 3 year old grandson on the North Pole Express today and he loved it! It really is a nice time. The trains and all of the buildings are beautiful restored and maintained. Even the bathroom was very clean and the paper towels were placed nicely in a cute basket. Something I didn't expect to see and a... More 

Thank AMPM78
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Took my grandson on the Polar Express can't express the wonderful experiance we had. The staff was just wonderful they took the time to interact with the children and make it a special experiance. Can't wait till next year to do it again.

Thank Connie G
1 review
Reviewed 30 November 2015

What a great experience we had when we took our family on the North Pole Express train ride this past Sunday. The ride started out great with complimentary hot coco and chocolate chip cookies. After our snack, Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by. They were so friendly and spent the time to make our family feel special. We took a... More 

Thank Justin B
Ocean City, New Jersey
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78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Great experience for all ages...lol No really it is pretty cool to check this out, it is just a short ride and lots of area to view.

Thank busydeb7
Somerville, New Jersey
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Had a great time with my two kids. The railroad has done a great job restoring and caring for the engines and cars. They give an authentic experience.

Thank pwruser
Edison, NJ
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64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We went there with 2 other couples on Fall foliage trip and Halloween special train. Bought the vouchers through a Groupon deal and still felt that we wasted our time (2 1/2 hour ride) and money. especially the fall foliage trip was horrible. No real views of fall foliage, an old diesel train just travels at a very slow pace... More 

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Paul H, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us feedback about your Fall Foliage experience. I am sorry you were not satisfied with the Fall Foliage ride. We value your input and if you would like to discuss please feel free to reach out to us at the railroad. We use our rider’s feedback to constantly improve our experiences and hope to welcome you... More 

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201 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We have taken the hourly excursion ride now a couple of times. This mainly because our little one just loves it. So far we have always bought first class tickets and certainly credit to the staff for a very clean train with excellent personal service. They serve soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on the train, or at least in first... More 

Thank USABelgie
Toms River
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66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I've been to New Hope quite a few times but this was my first ride on the railroad. It's a little pricey but nice. I sat in the first class car and it was comfortable. They have a cash bar which was nice. They give you the history of the railroad and of the surrounding area along the ride. It... More 

Thank Pete R

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