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Columbia Star Dinner Train

6501 N Brown Station Rd, Columbia, MO 65202
(573)-474-2223
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Ranked #3 of 4 activities in Columbia
Type: Scenic Railroads
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papillion
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The service and the food were excellent. The staff did an excellent job of serving and accommodating the entire group of 38. They even took time out of their busy schedule to take photos and chat. The food was very well prepared and presented. The chef explained each course in advance of its arrival. We started with a very nice... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband took me here for my birthday surprise because he knew I loved trains. So, I was super excited. They had a coffee mug filled with after-dinner mints with 2 balloons tied to them. We got seated next to another couple and that felt awkward. I'm not anti-social or anything but it was supposed to be our special time... More

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Lansing, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food was good, as were the drinks. It was a bit awkward sitting with a couple we didn't know, but it was consistent with the theme of pre-WWII train travel. After the initial awkwardness of introductions passed, we actually had a good time with the couple sharing the table with us. I could see how this could be an... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I booked the Valentines Day dinner train on 1/30/2014 via phone reservation. As a business professional, I deal with dozens of business every day, and this was the WORST experience I have ever had!! Our train was advertised as this "Boarding begins at 6:15pm and we depart at 7:00pm for a three hour train ride that includes live entertainment and... More

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Eldon, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a Valentines Day train wreck! From start to finish! Disorganized! We had to wait outside for 30 minutes on a windy 15 degree night to board as they searched with a flash light to find each person’s name on reservation form. The ride was supposed to begin at 7:00 and return at 10:00. We did not get back until... More

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Arrow Rock, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

There were 4 of us that waited outside in freezing temperatures with other complaining people while 2 staff members looked for names and tickets which took about a half hour. That was enough to make sure I never did this again. We were informed we had the warmest car and everyone was very cold. Then we asked for a bottle... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We made a reservation but never got confirmation but our credit card sure got charged right away for the $199 dinner plus 18% gratuity before we got there. We were made to stand in the freezing cold for over 30 minutes while they tried to figure out the reservation mess. Once aboard we waited over 90 minutes for our drinks... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

After piling in a car with other couple we waited outside in freezing temperatures to board. Once on board we waited 2 hours asking repeatedly for our drinks only to be forgotten and then they were out of our first and second requests both. It took until after 2 very small courses and 2 and 1/2 hours to get our... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

You have to make reservations. They lost mine. Even after I showed my confirmation they made my wife and I wait in our cars while the sorted things out. When we finally got on, everyone else had tables already set. We had to ask for silverware, napkins, coffee and almost everything else that other patrons just seemed to automatically get.... More

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Warrenton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was a fantastic date night idea. Awesome meal & atmosphere! The staff was friendly & eager to accomodate. Our ride was at night so did not get to take in the scenery. They play soft romantic music. The train moves real slow so you don't have to worry about motion sickness. The only thing I would change about this... More

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