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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 bubblesReviewed June 25, 2016
Bill Z
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful train cars are worth seeing. However it was a very slow tour to a town with food that had been sitting for quite some time, and a decent but cheesy magic show there. There were a few cool things to see in the little town. I would recommend it for seniors and little kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth trip on the heritage steam train from Winnipeg to Grosse Isle. Booking on line was a breeze but be sure to take advantage of the family rate and then add the kids to get the best value. Finding the station from the new Centre port highway is a bit of a challenge especially as current Garmin... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We went on the Prairie Dog on Sunday Aug 28th and it was very well attended. We had a great time. There were 5 adults and 2 kids.

Thank Don M
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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