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Cape Cod Central Railroad

252 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
508-771-3800
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Ranked #15 of 19 Activities in Hyannis
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: Our award winning Elegant Dinner Train was featured among the top three dinner trains nationwide by TV Food Network's Dining on the Train. Join us for... more » Owner description: Our award winning Elegant Dinner Train was featured among the top three dinner trains nationwide by TV Food Network's Dining on the Train. Join us for a gourmet meal as we journey through scenic Cape Cod and find out why. « less
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doswell, virginia,
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are reviewing because jenny at the front desk could not have been more helpful or friendly. She really made the experience. The shoreline excursion was fun because it was exactly what I was hoping for- a train ride with a few sights and some interesting narration. Not exactly what I had in mind but I had a fun time... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had family visiting from CA and decided this may be a nice experience for everyone. We didn't do the dining cars (very glad we didn't), we purchased the cheapest tickets they had ($20) but were lucky enough for find a Groupon for 4 tickets for $49. We even brought my 84 year old grandmother along and she doesn't typically... More

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Espoo, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You can't see too much on board, but if staying only on a Sunday without a vehicle This rail makes it possible to see a little of more real and beautiful cape. Did not dine or brunch and was glad not to: do not know about the food, but still, if you really want to look around better concentrate on... More

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went on the shoreline excursion tour. It was neither an excursion nor was a shoreline to be seen from the train. All we saw was trees , peoples backyards and some old factories. It is a just a normal enclosed train with a historical narration in the background. Nothing differeent from going on NJ transit or the T in... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

For our anniversary I planned to do the scenic dinner tour,scene wasn't great as it was overcast and we didn't get to see the sunsetting, but the food was an exploration in culinary fare extraordinary, it was five courses and it was worth every penny,we applaud the chef at the end of dinner, just one mouth watering course after course,... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved the ride, disappointed that we didn't travel further down the Cape Cod Canal. We shared a "table" with another couple. Was hoping for more classic train seating. I like the rambling through towns and scenery. Got a great history idea of the area from the narrator.

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Trophy Club, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The brochure made it sound so delightful...hidden beauty of the cape, areas only accessible by the railway, cranberry bogs, marshes, sand dunes. We thought we'd see more of the bay, and sand dunes closer than 1/2 mile away! The canal was pretty as were the private residences, but I wouldn't have spent $40 to see them! We could hear maybe... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were very excited to try the dinner train thinking that we would get some good views of Cape Cod not normally seen in driving around. We were half right. The scenery was non-existent in the sense that all we saw were woods on both sides of the train and people's backyards - no sweeping views of water or anything... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The description of the tour fell short of our experience. Tour guide interjected several political views. Train did not visit the areas listed. Also screaming babies made for a long two hours.

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Dennis Port
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We booked the 2 hr excursion on a narrated tour traveling from Hyannis to (we thought) the railroad bridge at the base of Cape Cod. We were seated on the 2nd level of the train, it was a full load, very cramped and there were large numbers of very young children. The train left 30 mins. late, although there was... More

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