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Address: 330 South Sierra Avenue, Oakdale, CA 95361
Phone Number: 209-848-2100
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Description: Considered one of the five best dinner trains in the West, the historic...
Considered one of the five best dinner trains in the West, the historic Sierra operates year-round from the town of Oakdale, CA (near Modesto & Stockton, and on a main route to the Gold Country & Yosemite). Romantic sunset dinners and murder mystery shows are the most well known trips. We also offer brunches, lunches, wild west shows & a trip where you ride out but then raft back! Trips take 3+ hours.
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This is a bit of a departure from the norm. I enjoy train travel, and Americana. They have a number of theme rides and the trip is fun and scenic. They have talked for years about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Douglas D
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Riverbank, California
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Riverbank, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a bit of a departure from the norm. I enjoy train travel, and Americana. They have a number of theme rides and the trip is fun and scenic. They have talked for years about using Steam Engines and I wish they would. It would make it even better.

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Sacramento, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Bad acting, food not very good chicken Dry and salmon Dry. Too expensive for what you get. Have to be mostly drunk before there is any comedy in it.

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Lodi, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

As our granddaughter loves train rides, our family of six took her on the Christmas Train Ride. The staff was very friendly but we were crammed into a booth in a very warm train car. The two of us sitting on the end seats had one cheek hanging off the entire ride. The train car was very warm and with... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We went on the Christmas train it was cute there were characters and Santa ( he was really good and great with the kids) but they had the heat cranked up to 80 it was really warm on the train. You drive a total of 8 miles which is perfect for kids the cookies and hot coco was good. The... More 

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Oakdale, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There were ten of us total. We all had a good time with drinks and food. We had not seen each other in about eight years, that to was why we enjoyed the trip so much.

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Oakdale, California, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's really fun eating on a train, and the food was OK the day I was on it. The waiters were nice, but like Alex K said, what a horrible train trip. The name is misleading. You might see the Sierras from Oakdale on a clear day, but you won't get anywhere near them on this trip. There is nothing... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband and I drove over 100 miles to participate in this dinner train ride this past Saturday. We were stuck in traffic and I had contacted their office to alert them of such. Their representative was really nice and said they'd wait for us. We got there at 4:56 pm. 4 minutes before departure and she was nice enough... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

My husband and I have the same birthday. We were looking for something different to do this year. So we choose the Sierra Dinner Train, for a lunch time trip. We very much enjoyed our time on the train. Service was good food was tasty and presented well. Our train car was not even half full of people given this... More 

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Merced, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Not sure what Eric B from San Francisco is used to eating, but the word "stellar" does not come to mind when I think about my Sierra Railroad experience.... The words that do come to mind are "waste of time and money." Let's begin with the scenic ride.... the first and last 50 minutes of the train ride pass through... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

so fun and so interesting, its really a fun thing to do with the kids at Christmas time.

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