Wilmington & Western Railroad

Lower Christiana

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In a Nutshell

Mt. Cuba Meteor train whisks passengers away on 90-minute round trip through Red Clay Valley to scenic picnic grove for half-hour layover.

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Promotional value expires Oct 6, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24 hr cancellation notice required. Valid only for Mt. Cuba Meteor Train rides only. Valid only on select dates. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Until railroads connected the entirety of the country, they simply connected the Santa's villages hidden under each town's post office. Travel by track with this Groupon.

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  • $12 for a Mt. Cuba Meteor train ride for one adult and one child (up to a $25 value)
  • $22 for a Mt. Cuba Meteor train ride for two adults and two children (up to a $50 value)

The 90-minute round-trip ride travels up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where guests can feast or soak up the scenic surroundings during a half-hour layover. Tickets are available for pickup at the ticket window 30 minutes before departure.

Wilmington & Western Railroad

When record amounts of water from Tropical Storm Henri ravaged Red Clay Valley, it left six historic bridges destroyed and reduced the 10-mile Wilmington & Western Railroad to a mere two miles. The railroad is no stranger to change—since officially opening for passenger and freight service in 1872, the approximately 20-mile track was gradually shortened before beginning to escort tourists on steam-powered jaunts in 1966. Through all its transformations, the rail has persevered, and its encounter with Tropical Storm Henri was no exception. By June 30, 2007, the track was restored and Royal Blue coaches followed a locomotive 98 for the first 10-mile journey on the track in nearly four years.

These days, Wilmington & Western Railroad's locomotives continue to follow Red Clay Creek on leisurely round-trip jaunts, romantic rides, and themed excursions. After their ride, youngsters can learn about railroading heritage with a series of online games, and individuals or groups can charter a train for subsequent travels to any destination along the line.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful organization, educational, and so affordable with a Groupon. A Delaware special treat!
Deborah H. · October 9, 2013
Wonderful experience!! The kids were in awe of the train :)
Danielle W. · October 9, 2013
This is great! Run by all friendly volunteers... It's a nice, relaxing ride and very kid-friendly. Can't wait to go back for the special Christmas/Santa and Lights ride!
Caryn H. · October 9, 2013
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    Lower Christiana

    2201 Newport Gap Pike

    Wilmington, DE 19808


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