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

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 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love trains and thought this would be a fun way to see parts of the Cape I may have missed. First of all, they assign seats to people which became a nightmare because nobody could find their seat even with the help of the very kind conductor. My suggestion would have been to have open seating as well as... More

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this for anyone unless you have a ton of patience. The boarding process was a disaster. The conductor told half of the people to sit in incorrect seats and the other half to sit in the correct seats. You can imagine how that went. We over heard the "conductor" say, it's not my fault if people don't... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First of all, I am a father of a 5 year old boy who loves trains more than anything and even he was disappointed. If you are a parent - the ride is boring and too long and little kids go crazy. If you have no kids - you will want to jump off because of the screaming kids. Everybody... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As visitors from England we had travelled on a couple of heritage railways in England, and really wanted to experience a "traditional" American railroad. We saw a leaflet for the Cape Cod Central Railroad and decided to give it a try - and we are glad we did. The train was great with a traditional old-fashioned locomotive, and the carriages... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We just weren't very impressed with the Cape Cod Railroad. We thought we'd get a scenic rail trip out over parts of the cape we hadn't seen, but instead we didn't see much more than a lot of trees right next to the tracks. Unless you are a die hard rail buff, you might want to pass on this attraction.... More

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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Madonna the narrator was lovely and very knowledgable. Was a good value for the two hour return trip. Our kids were a little bored, and the overgrowth alongside the tracks blocked the view.

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