We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Great Northern Train Ride

426 North Front Street, Spooner, WI 54801
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Spooner
Type: Scenic Railroads
5 visitor photos
Write a Review

61 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were recently in the Spooner area visiting family and arranged to have dinner with several family members and stay over night on the first class B&B car, the Dianne Marie. We learned that car we were on was 100 years old, and it was and beautifully appointed. We could just imagine all the history that took... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We purchased a Groupon deal, and saved $100, had we not gone we could have saved $200 more. The staff was friendly and did their best to make us comfortable. For a bed and breakfast trip, the 5 course meal must have counted the rolls as a serving. It was tasty but lukewarm. The scenery for the dinner was fantastic,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mundelein, Illinois, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We did the 45 minute train ride up to the Namekogan. It was a lot of fun. We went with two adults and three children ages 8, 6, and 2. It was a perfect length and the scenery was nice. My only suggestion is that they either add more historical information or lower the price. Of course, none of this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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 -

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Allis, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Great Northern Train Ride also viewed


Been to Great Northern Train Ride? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Great Northern Train Ride, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing