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Address: 426 North Front Street, Spooner, WI 54801
Phone Number: 715-635-3200
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We drove up last fall & were pretty disappointed in the shorter trip. Only one side of the car sees the lake & barely at that. The other wall,highway or urban area for the most... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SHONDEL F
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Spooner
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Spooner
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up last fall & were pretty disappointed in the shorter trip. Only one side of the car sees the lake & barely at that. The other wall,highway or urban area for the most part. We were hoping it turned around not just went in reverse back to the station. Probably good for small kids with short attention spans..adults... More 

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a dinner train ride a few years ago, and it was really quite a event. The steaks that we had were to die for.

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Thank Terry V
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My husband & I bought the B&B (Bed&Breakfast) train ride. We had a wonderful time experiencing a part of history. The food was not gourmet, but it was warm and filled you up. We were served a 4 course meal for dinner and had a breakfast buffet. The drinks were reasonably priced. The beds might not have been the most... More 

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Little Chute, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is actually in Trego. We had used a Groupon offer to experience this trip. We decided on staying overnight in the private car which houses 3 bedrooms with private bath accommodations. The staff was very friendly and we were well taken care of. The dinner was delicious and there was plenty to eat. A four course meal including salad,... More 

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Thank KcWazzup
DeForest, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

It's not that I didn't like it- I liked the experience but our cabin was SO HOT it was impossible to sleep. Other passengers stated the same thing. It seemed like everyone left quickly in the morning and maybe that is why. If you are claustrophobic this DEFINITELY is NOT for you as the cabins are very very small. If... More 

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My husband and I did this dinner train/bed and breakfast. It was enjoyable. We had a regular room which was VERY TIGHT but what do you expect on a train. The first class rooms were definitely roomier and had their own bath with shower (we were able to check them out the next morning). We had a small toliet and... More 

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SHEBOYGAN FALLS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I bought a Groupon back in March for an overnight aboard the Wisconsin Great Northern Bed & Breakfast train. We used the certificate last weekend. Marvelous weather (mid 70s) and beautiful colors greeted us as we easily found the train station between Spooner and Trego, WI, off of Hwy 53. I can sum up our weekend as a fun experience... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This train was a blast! It is very well organized from beginning until end. We began with snacks and drinks in one car then moved to the next car for dinner. Throughout the package the food was wonderful and the the chefs and servers were hospitable and friendly. The train stopped on a trestle overlooking the Nemekagon River while we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We received this as a gift. Very authentic train just like people used to travel. Found it very fun and interesting. Also enjoyed the group of ladies from a book club that plan trips around a book they are reading. A great historic experience.

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Thank Rita F
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Like many other reviewers we used a Groupon for this opportunity. It is not worth the money we paid for it and it was very lackluster. The trip in a nutshell: You get on a train, get assigned to a teeny tiny rooming car (not a surprise, reviews on the Groupon site warned us about this), proceed to a dining... More 

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