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Great Northern Train Ride

Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Address: 426 North Front Street, Spooner, WI 54801
Phone Number: 715-635-3200
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Most recent review
Great ride, staff and food! Bed terrible-bring an inflatable!!!

The ride was very romantic for our 44th anniversary. The staff are friendly and try hard to please as they serve the food which was tasty. I'd be GLAD To be served by them and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
RogerBarcus
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The ride was very romantic for our 44th anniversary. The staff are friendly and try hard to please as they serve the food which was tasty. I'd be GLAD To be served by them and with that food in a nice restaurant. BUT the few inches of broken down foam rubber over hard bed platform is unacceptable. We can handle... More 

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Cohasset
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This dinner/bed and breakfast train has moved four miles north of Spooner to Trego, WI. The event/activity was a great disappointment to our party of four. The food was very poor (our party had three different entrees), and they didn't seem to be able to manage getting it all served at the appropriate times or temperatures. (Our particular server, however,... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went with another couple and had a great time! We used a Groupon so the price was reasonable. We enjoyed cocktails and appetizers before the main meal. Salad and soup were fine. The four of us each ordered a different entree and the two pasta meals were far better than the steak and chicken Kiev. The vegetable seemed real.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I purchased the first-class dinner train bed and breakfast package and ended up disappointed. For starters, the train was parked in the yard during the entire event, except during dinner- at which point we were moving very slowly and couldn't see any "scenery" out the windows because it was too dark. The staff was, for the most... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Truly different B&B. friendly helpful service, good food, rural/ woods scenery. The rooms are tight but thoughtfully laid out & more comfortable than it first looks. The dance car is awesome with jukebox lights dartboard we used the Groupon coupon.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We purchased a Groupon for this and it was fun. The boarding process was quick and after dropping our bags in our room we proceeded to the dining car, where there was a reserved table for us. We started with cocktails and appetizers. The ride was nice and in mid-October, the leaves were beautiful. There were outdoor lights on the... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This trip was a gift from friends. It is unique and nostalgic. The staff is very helpful food was very good. The trip is short but especially in fall very beautiful. I nice overnight trip and a great get away.

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We bought this through Groupon and had no idea what to expect! As a child we travelled a great deal on trains through Europe and so thought this may be something we would enjoy, and we did!! The sleeper car we were in was absolutely minute, don't pack much! There was a wash basin and a toilet in there, but... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The check in process took too long, they should have escorted people to their room as they checked in, instead of having everyone wait in the building out front. Once we were on the train we found our room. Be sure to pack light unless you have a suite, the rooms are VERY small. The bathroom (toilet and sink) is... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went with one other couple, and we enjoyed the experience tremendously. The food was great, staff friendly, and sleeping accommodations tight but comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised that we had our own bathroom/sink in our bedroom.

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