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Downeast Scenic Railroad

34 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1739
+1 866-449-7245
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Nice leisurely ride

I am certain your kid's would love this. As two adults - it was not a thrill seeking event but it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Five stars for effort, Perfect for Railroad buffs

Thank you to the volunteers and others behind preserving this important piece of history. If you... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Bangor, Maine
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34 High St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1739
+1 866-449-7245

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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

1  Thank DonHBangor_Maine
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
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Run by the preservation society. NOT all that scenic although it is cute when you "get to punch your own ticket". Old historic cars...maybe interesting for the RR buff.

Thank Kenn S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very disappointed in this "scenic trip." This is not scenic. The only fun part was walking into the train and seeing how people used to travel in 1930. That was over in a minute or two, max. The whole "trip" was spent more time stopping...More

1  Thank JaneK473
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I am truly a Railroad fanatic and couldn't wait to take a "scenic ride". The "only" good point of the entire day for me was that I could climb up into the engine and actually blow the whistle,...I'm still a kid at heart! But the...More

Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. We spent more time moving engines and turning around then actually moving. We saw some of Ellsworth like the high school and a few birds nests. Seats were comfortable and staff were very friendly.

Thank mom43913
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

If you want a couple of hours on a nicely restored train this is the trip for you! If you are lured by the word 'scenic' don't bother- it's really, really boring, excruciatingly slow, and takes two hours to cover about 5miles. Much down time...More

2  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I was expecting the more scenic and picturesque Maine that I've experienced over the past week through my travels. However, expectations weren't met. The trip doesn't take you far at all and more time is spent switching directions.

1  Thank live2love_love2live
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Visited with a group of friends and were expecting a bit more of a country scenic tour. The restored railroad cars were cool and staff very pleasant but after the ride, I feel this is something a family with kids would enjoy more than a...More

1  Thank Bill D
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8 March 2017|
Response from Kenn S | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure short of a blizzard......they are open all year