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Address: Inkster Junction Station | Prairie Dog Trail, Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Phone Number: 1-866-751-2348
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A Fun Trip Back in Time

We had never really been on a train before, so decided to take a ride on the Prairie Dog Central. We chose the Spring Supper trip, partly because we wanted to ride on the steam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Yolanda S
Winnipeg, Canada
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my daughters on the Halloween Train last weekend and we had so much fun. The train and station are like stepping back in time. The staff are friendly and helpful, joking and talking with the passengers. I went on this train as a child, and have been taking my own children for about 14 years now. The whole... More 

Thank grumpygloworm
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We had never really been on a train before, so decided to take a ride on the Prairie Dog Central. We chose the Spring Supper trip, partly because we wanted to ride on the steam locomotive, and partly for the supper. You can pick your preferred vintage train coach and seat ahead. This trip wasn't completely full, but it was... More 

Thank Yolanda S
Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Thought it was relaxing and fun at the same time. Nice to get out of the city and arrive in such a nice little town with friendly people. Would do ot again.

Thank Traceylee062
British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This seems to be where the locals bring the worst behaved, screamiest children to spend a day. Not at all the nice relaxing train ride through the countryside on a beautifully-restored heritage train the the web site led me to expect. And to the lady with the kid who peed his pants before the ride and boarded soaked pants and... More 

2 Thank Thatguyonthetrain
Dauphin, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

unfortunately this was not a good experience. This was my first time on the Prairie Dog and unfortunately the weather was not cooperating. It was extremely cold and wet. After the great train robbery the steam engine could not get enough steam to go again. We were stranded on the track for about an hour and a half while we... More 

Thank cns1201
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had a lot of fun on this. We did a family outing with extended family and everyone enjoyed it. My only complaint was that line for the food was a bit slow.

1 Thank rohak1212
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You get to travel on an old fashioned steam train to a little town for your meal. There is always something on the train. When we traveled it was "robbed" by masked robbers on horseback. All the money "taken" was donated to a woman's shelter so not only was it fun it served a good purpose. You walk a short... More 

1 Thank I_hate_the_cold
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went on the Santa run to Warren a few years back, and also did the one in the fall. It is a really great activity to do with the family, or just as a couple.

Thank Bev R
Winnipeg, Canada
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

1 Thank Traveller200247
Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

1 Thank exousiavampira

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