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Great Northern Train Ride

426 North Front Street, Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-3200
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Spooner
Type: Scenic Railroads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW 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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Green Bay
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My friend and I bought the Groupon for the Bed and Breakfast train and had a great time. The food was good, service was friendly and even the accommodations were pretty nice considering it was a train.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The nifty historic dining car was the best part, a little lacking in scenery, although the overlook where the dinner was served was very pretty. A nice experience, very friendly crew and a fine dinner, 5 course, no, but an expertly prepared steak and the scampi was also very good. The dessert was a large piece of turtle cheesecake, almost... More

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Rockford, Illinois, Usa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We decided to do this for my little boys that love trains. This was a lot of fun. My little 2 year old stuck his head out the window 90% of the ride just like a dog. Lol. He had a blast. The cars were open so you could move around back and forth between the ride. The pizza was... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Mundelein, Illinois, United States
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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

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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PHOENIX
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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 -

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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