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Prairie Dog Central Railway

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Address: Inkster Junction Station | Prairie Dog Trail, Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Phone Number: 1-866-751-2348

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A nostalgic trip back to the days of steam on the rails

The volunteer-run Prairie Dog Central Railway operates out of the Inkster Junction Station and makes periodic spring, summer and fall trips out to local communities/. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2016
Bill Z
Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In our group was 2 seniors, 2 kids (6 & 9), and 1 adult. We had a wonderful time. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We were approached by many staff offering us facts and history about the train. One even let the kids wear a conductor's hat and posed for pictures with us. We stopped at the Hitch'n Post... More 

2 Thank inneedofbreak
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the Prairie Dog. The Steam Engine was very nice as well as the beautiful restoration of the cars. We arrived at the station about 1 hour early and are glad we arrived early to take everything in. The staff was very friendly and helpful answering all our questions. Really enjoyed talking to the engineer Steven and also... More 

1 Thank Aircanman4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Pricey, but well worth it. Took a 7 and an 8 year old on the train with us. They totally enjoyed the Great Train Robbery and meeting the robbers and their extremely patience horses! They loved the petting zoo, with the goats, chickens, chicks, and a goose. They rode the miniature train and danced to the music of Fire and... More 

1 Thank Dena R
Winnipeg, Canada
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354 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The volunteer-run Prairie Dog Central Railway operates out of the Inkster Junction Station and makes periodic spring, summer and fall trips out to local communities/. A reservation is recommended as the tickets go fast. Make sure you are prepared for the day, as the trek can be more than 3 hours long and there are few amenities. It can be... More 

1 Thank Bill Z
Upland, California
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Our son signed up for the program and we spent the day as well. He had a blast. We had a great time. All the way from SoCal to Winnipeg to drive their diesel and it was a perfect day for him. I think they had a good time with us as well. This is also an important source of... More 

1 Thank ctcomanchepilot
Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I have been going on the Prairie Dog Central since I was a kid. Now I take my kids every year. Last year we went on the train robbery (5 year old). He loved it. Even when the weather isn't perfect, it's great fun. At the stop for lunch there is a big sheltered area with tables and chairs. Pack... More 

1 Thank BondMcD007
Herbert, Canada
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Great place, great location. They were not surprised when i came with my semi truck, they found me parking. Great staff ex rail way employees all with great knowedge of old time trains. Lots of vintage Canadian railway artifacts. Very friendly staff and a very well priced steam train ride back in time.

1 Thank Ian B
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I took my daughters on the Halloween Train last weekend and we had so much fun. The train and station are like stepping back in time. The staff are friendly and helpful, joking and talking with the passengers. I went on this train as a child, and have been taking my own children for about 14 years now. The whole... More 

2 Thank grumpygloworm
Winnipeg, Canada
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154 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We had never really been on a train before, so decided to take a ride on the Prairie Dog Central. We chose the Spring Supper trip, partly because we wanted to ride on the steam locomotive, and partly for the supper. You can pick your preferred vintage train coach and seat ahead. This trip wasn't completely full, but it was... More 

1 Thank Yolanda S
Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Thought it was relaxing and fun at the same time. Nice to get out of the city and arrive in such a nice little town with friendly people. Would do ot again.

1 Thank Traceylee062

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