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Prairie Dog Central Railway

Inkster Junction Station | Prairie Dog Trail, Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
1-866-751-2348
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Ranked #27 of 112 Attractions in Winnipeg
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Winnipeg, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you get a chance to take the Prairie Dog Central to Grosse Isle on their annual Fall Supper Excursion, take it. There are two Saturdays each September reserved for this trip and it's always an interesting time with friends. Seats are face to face in seats of four so if only two of you are travelling you will get... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've been on this a number of times. Just make sure you pick ideal weather to travel on this little trip. We have been several times in October for their Halloween ride. Dress warm as it can be freezing cold. We have also been in the summer where it is blaring hot. But that's to be expected. Also no facilities... More

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Rouyn Noranda, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

DO NOT MISS great attraction! 2-3 hr steam train ride. Ran solely by dedicated retired train conductors, railway employees and volunteers, starts at INKSTER Junction Station, Winnipeg. Ride the actual old scheduled transist, includes events such as: Great Train Robbery, Mystial Magic Train, Homesteader Train ans many more from Mother's Day thru Holloween. Freight shed, onsite gift store. Old homestead... More

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Winnipeg
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were trying to think of something special to do with our two granddaughters (ages 15 and 4 ½) who were staying with us over the Labour Day weekend. We had not been on the Prairie Dog Central (PDC) for several years and thought a train ride would be something memorable – it was! The last time we took an... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Prairie Dog Central is a very family oriented attraction - well organized and run by terrific volunteers. Everyone was friendly and attentive. The ride out is an hour so perhaps the trip is better suited for children four and older. The train is spacious with very comfortable seating. You really feel like you are going back in time. Grosse... More

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Manitoba
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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Took our 2 year old for a train ride. Lots of kids on the train, and a very family friendly atmosphere. Keep in mind, this thing is entirely run by volunteers. Train ride itself was Great. Its a completely straight track through the prairies, so it was sort of lacking scenery, but it is Winnipeg. The stop in Grosse Isle... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went on the magic train. The train trip was ok, but it is definitely not for children who cannot sit still for 30 minutes. Our 3-year old was chomping at the bit towards the end. There was an infant on our car who cried a lot as well. At the stop, we watched the magic show which was good,... More

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Elm Creek, Manitoba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

There are some benefits to this outing, being from the area I think I have ridden on the prairie dog central three or four times in my lifetime. Many young children do find the ride fun, but easily do bore of it in a little while. There is very limited things to do while on board, and prices for each... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We went on the Great Train Robbery Event, Halloween and the last time the train ran the Christmas ride. Its not quite the same as travelling on VIA Rail but it is a lot of fun for adults and children alike.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have taken several trips on the PDC. I first took my children, and now take my grandchildren for outings. I admire the work and dedication of the volunteers that operate and maintain this marvellous piece of history. Some, if not all the cars, are over one hundred years old. At the end of the line there is an opportunity... More

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