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Great Northern Train Ride

426 North Front Street, Spooner, WI 54801
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Ranked #4 of 6 attractions in Spooner
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Madison, Wisconsin
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were uncertain what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. I would recommend doing this with a group as we did. Food was good except that flat iron steak was over done. Everyone else enjoyed their selections. Would not envision this as a romantic adventure but as I said good as a group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Everything about this experience was great - met and exceeded expectations...We enjoyed the food; excellent and friendly service of the staff...The train well-maintained, clean - including sleeping quarters and dining cars...We also enjoyed the entertainer, who sang to us; played the guitar and took requests.....as well as the atmosphere - the beautiful scenery -

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West Allis, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We took a ride on the Great Northern Train as fall back when other plans fell through. The Gift shop is limited and not all that impressive. The train ride itself was average based on our previous rides throughout the state. Nothing to great ... but nothing particularly negative either (aside from the mosquitoes!) We were expecting mediocre pizza at... More

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Venice, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We were looking forward to a informative and fun 90 minute train ride....not exactly what we found. While it is obvious that the owners have put a great deal of money into the attraction we feel that with better management it could be a wonderful tourist attraction for this small town. We called the day before to check the time... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Did the train experience on a Groupon. The $199 we paid was not a bargain for this train wreck. The Website makes it look and sound like a wonderful evening, but our experience was totally unlike the brochure or website and more like the Trip Advisor ratings of 1 and 2. The staff was great, however the rest of the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We rode the 45 minute train ride after tubing the Namekagon River. The doodlebug, built in 1913, was meticulously maintained and had working A/C. We left on time, rode thru the northern Wisconsin countryside and had a relaxing time. Well worth the investment!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this bed&breakfast. The food was delicious, the service was first rate and the train was beautifully restored. It was relaxing, romantic, exciting & so fun to learn and investigate this train. It was an evening we will never forget . We highly recommend this Bed & breakfast. It was an experience like to other.

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Several years ago my husband & I decided to take the Thanksgiving dinner train for a change of pace & being alone that yr, feeling lonesome without our family. It was very sub-zero cold outdoors and we had dressed for the cold. The passenger car assigned to us was not heated at all but we had our warm clothes, boots,... More

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Green Bay
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The four of us had the most delightful time, Excellent food and drinks on a slow train ride through Wisconsin countryside. We did the dinner train bed and breakfast excursion. The little sleeping compartments had a inner door we could open so we were able to enjoy our selves during the entire night sleepover. We had so much fun talking... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband and I did the standard room bed and breakfast train and had a wonderful time. First of all, we're familiar with the old railroad cars, having been to train museums before, so we had an idea of what we were getting into. I wouldn't recommend this for someone who is looking for a "lap of luxury" experience. (Trains... More

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