Traveling by train avoids the lost baggage, unexpected layovers, and sudden plummets in altitude that have become synonymous with traveling by catapult. Discover the pleasures of the steel track with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get two adult tickets and two children’s tickets to the Mount Cuba Meteor train ride from the Wilmington & Western Railroad (a $44 value). This Groupon is not valid for use in July and August.
Seven score and four years ago, the Wilmington & Western Railroad debuted a route along the Red Clay Creek; the former freight line now carries passengers along 10 miles of picturesque track between Greenbank and Hockessin. The 90-minute round-trip joyride aboard the Mount Cuba Meteor meanders through a forested valley dotted with rustic stables, babbling creeks, and abandoned stargates. During a 30-minute stop at Mount Cuba Picnic Grove, passengers can pause to sate rumbling bellies with a picnic or stage an impromptu sitcom. Check the railroad’s schedule for departure dates and times.
Wilmington & Western Railroad
Each year, thousands of people arrive here of their family fun. Whether it's a holiday celebration, a romantic dinner for two, or a Sunday afternoon picnic, the Wilmington & Western provides a wide array of year- round events for you and your family to enjoy. Take a leisurely round-trip ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. Mt. Cuba Meteor is a relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon with family or friends.