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“Fun ride” 4 of 5 stars
Review of East Troy Electric Railroad

East Troy Electric Railroad
2002 Church Street, East Troy, WI 53120
262.642.3263
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in East Troy
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Fun ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

this is such a unique attraction, we are local and have been so many times. WE LOVE TRAINS ! If you love trains, you must go,

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Fun ride, a blast from the past!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

A great little railroad museum, with some cool restored trolleys and trains from the Milwaukee and Chicago area. Nice ride to the Elegant Farmer's market, a fun trip for tourists. Looking forward to coming back to try a dinner train!

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, IL
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“Old-fashioned train ride and wonderful shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The electric trains that leave the East Troy Rail Museum take you back to a time when rail cars ran on overhead electric lines. Add to that some very friendly, storytelling conductors and you have a fun family experience.

This experience gets better if you take one of the trains on Friday, Saturday or Sunday because those trains make a stop at the Elegant Farmer Depot. The Elegant Farmer is a large working farm that holds yearlong events and has a large store that provides a gourmet shopping experience. Here you will find the infamous apple pie in a bag, cheeses and meats, jellies, jams and honey and a wealth of fresh produce from local farms. You can shop til your heart is content, then hop back on the electric train that will take you back to the Rail Museum in East Troy where you parked, while you most likely will hear during your ride another story from the train conductor. Last train leaves the Elegant Farmer depot at 3 p.m.

The trains run all summer, with special event and dinner trains also scheduled throughout the year. Upcoming at the Elegant Farmer is their Old Fashioned Farm Fair on July 20.

Visited July 2013
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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“Fathers Day Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Took part in the dinner train experience on the 15th of June. Museum has a little layout and kid activated sounds. Building is a working station with a generator supplying the trains with power. Street car rides through the countryside to the Eloquent Farmer, and back. The same route is used for the Dinner/Pizza train but goes farther onto Muckwanago, and then back. The dinner was great and served by an attentive staff. Even without the dinner part the station/museum is well worth it. The Museum is free. Rides are all day $12.50 for adults. Other discounts apply. See there website. East Troy Electric Railroad.

Visited June 2013
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Orange Park, Florida
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“Our Dining Car Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

As part of a convention group, we enjoyed an evening meal on board the East Troy Historic Electric Dinner Train. It is a slow ride, to facilitate the serving and enjoying of the meal, but we had a great trip and the meal was exceptional...and the staff on board the train was super!

Visited June 2013
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