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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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A fun time for the kids!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 December 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The tour was very informative and beautiful scenery along the trip. The trip was short so didn't take entire day. Good history of the area.

Thank Troy S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

My husband and I reserved 2 First Class Seats for the 2 1/2 hour Fall Foliage Train Ride out of the New Hope stop. As we boarded the train, we were instructed to pick whichever seats we wanted. We sat at a 4 seated table (but the table just had the two of us). The seats were comfortable wooden chairs... More 

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