Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Amusement Park
321 Main St, Utica, NY 13501 321 Main St, Utica Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+13157240700
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Everyone deserves to treat themselves every once in a while so head to Utica's Adirondack Scenic Railroad, NY today and have some fun. This place is a place you'll love to visit, so don't wait around, give them a call today!

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Report | 9 months ago
Very enjoyable and relaxing!
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Report | a year ago
It was a great trip to take if you like to shop or just want to spend sometime by the lake.
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Report | 3 years ago
Some people wanted to go on the boat tour while in Old Forge. They should have bought their tickets for it ahead of time.
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Report | 3 years ago
Boarding disorganized. Not enough buses to take everyone into town - a lot of pushing and shoving. Old Forge restaurants had trouble handling all of the people in town now that college help is back to school? Waits in all of the restaurants.
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Report | 3 years ago
Be prepared for bad weather or issues beyond your control. Have food and water because the lines may be long at the snack stand if you're stuck awhile. Make sure you have activities for the kids (and adults) just in case.
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Report | 3 years ago
The ADK Beer & Wine Train is wonderful. It's a nice night to relax, drink some wine or beer, enjoy music and have a great time riding the rails through our beautiful state.
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Report | 3 years ago
train broke down for 2 hours halfway there and left very little time to enjoy old forge
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Report | 3 years ago
Adirondack Scenic Railroad was very accommodating but Groupon made it very difficult to use the Groupon itself. I guess Groupon doesn't understand Fall Foiliage in NY State!
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Report | 3 years ago
Staff was very friendly and provided historical narrative throughout the ride, but there wasn't very much scenery. By the time you get to Old Forge, you have less than 4 hours to spend there before having to catch the last shuttle back to the train station. The ride takes 2.5 hours each way including the shuttle from Thendara. To drive from Utica to Old Forge it only takes an hour each way and you will have your car with you which makes it easier to get around from place to place. They do serve food and alcohol on the train so if you would rather not drive it's a decent option, but otherwise not worth it.
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Report | 3 years ago
Loved it. A lot of history.
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The locomotives were just becoming commonplace in the early 19th century, when the New York Central and Hudson River railroads were completed. A member of the legendary Vanderbilt family, Dr. William Webb capitalized on unfolding innovations by privately financing a railroad to his hunting preserve in the Adirondack Mountains. The route wound through treacherous terrain via 17 bridges and numerous service buildings, some of which still are still used to trick time-travelers into thinking they're finally home. Despite these complications, the tracks materialized within just 18 months and were soon whisking the Vanderbilts and other wealthy families to their opulent wilderness estates.

After several decades in disrepair, the tracks were rehabilitated by the railroad enthusiasts of Adirondack Scenic Railroad, who resurrected an initial four-mile stretch in 1992. Since having the railroad officially declared a Historic Place, they continue to unveil new sections, eventually securing routes from Utica to Carter Station, and between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Today, retro locomotives, some built as early as the 1940s, chug through the rippling rivers and wildlife-rich forests of 600-million-acre Adirondack Park, letting passengers drink in the view. Though the railcars boast vintage touches, such as mahogany paneling haunted by the ghosts of Franklin Pierce, they are equipped with modern touches including air conditioning and fully loaded kitchens.

Many Adirondack Scenic Railroad rides provide other entertainments to supplement scenery. In the Doo Wop Train, waitresses from ‘50s-themed The Soda Fountain in Remsen pump up patrons for a mid-century feast at the eatery while en route to Remsen Station. Other themed excursions ooze with intrigue, including murder mysteries and train robberies, while some more laid-back jaunts simply convey riders to historically-rich towns such as Old Forge.

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