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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum, Portland
(3.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • While waiting to board the narrow gauge railroad for a brief ride around the shore of Casco Bay, one can wander the small museum. It is nicely done with a variety of exhibits to view. The train ride w...  more »
  • An enjoyable destination for train buffs of any age! Accessible location in the heart of Portland. Plan on 2 hours minimum. 
  • I found the well-told history of the Maine narrow-gauge lines in the museum quite fascinating - but my wife and daughter are not rail buffs, and were less impressed. We all, though, enjoyed the trundl...  more »
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  • Pretty lame, actually really lame. The train only moves VERY slowly for 15 minutes. You sit parked at one end of the track for 10 minutes. We took the young kids with us as a "fun kid" activity and even they were complaining they were bored. Any sites seen can be viewed from walking along the water. Save your money! Total rip off.
  • Short ride but I love people keeping history alive. Come in a buy a RR tie for their new place and keep history for your grandchildren
  • Sweet little museum. Restored rail cars are great!
  • Excellent place to take a child who loves trains. The museum has interactive activities that the children can experience. I've had mixed experiences with the employees. The first time I went the employee wasn't friendly or attentive (I spent an hour in the museum before I finally decided to actually pay for it) but the last time I went the employees were friendly and interacted with customers and answered questions.
  • I took my 2 young children to the "All Aboard" read-aloud and "activity" this morning held at the museum. I was extremely disappointed in the experience. The read-aloud was given by, what appeared to be an uninterested, unenthusiastic employee, with very little experience with children. When she just seemed to disappear, I was expecting an activity to follow (as is indicated on the Portland Kids Calendar). When it didn't, I went to the desk to ask about it. The response I got was a very quick, insincere "sorry", "sorry", "sorry", with a fake smile in between each time she said it. Obviously they do not realize what it's like to get 2 kids out of the house in the morning for a "special" activity, then to find parking in downtown Portland, for a whole 10 minute disengaging read-aloud. And to have to pay money for this?!? Come on, Portland can do better than that. A waste of time and money!