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Sierra Railroad Dinner Train

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Address: 330 S Sierra Ave, Oakdale, CA 95361-4099
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800-866-1690
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Considered one of the five best dinner trains in the West, the historic...

Considered one of the five best dinner trains in the West, the historic Sierra operates year-round from the town of Oakdale, CA (near Modesto & Stockton, and on a main route to the Gold Country & Yosemite). Romantic sunset dinners and murder mystery shows are the most well known trips. We also offer brunches, lunches, wild west shows & a trip where you ride out but then raft back! Trips take 3+ hours.

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We have taken the train a couple of times, mostly in the winter or fall months. Once we had slight rain or fog that covered the land where you could still see but we felt like we... read more

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Oakdale, California
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9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have taken the train a couple of times, mostly in the winter or fall months. Once we had slight rain or fog that covered the land where you could still see but we felt like we were suspended in a cloud or in a cocoon! It was really cool! We got hot chocolate and cookies at the time and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice fun we had a great time at the chocolate festival here and the rides were great and cute clothes at lots of booths!

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Thank Niki W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased tickets for the beer train. Tickets are rather pricey and included 6 tastings. It seemed as if no one working the train knew anything about the sampling process which left all ticket holders confused. Poorly advertised breweries. The only way to find out where the beer was located was to walk up and down the entire length of... More 

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Stephanie V, Manager at Sierra Railroad Dinner Train, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize for your negative experience on board our train. We did unfortunately have a brewery that was scheduled, not show up for the train. It is our intent to give people a unique venue to have fun and be carefree, and I’m sorry that your experience on the Beer... More 

Shingle Springs, California
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131 reviews
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

A trip on the Beer Train. The selection of the 4 breweries was a good mix, the band was jumping and the VIP food was OK. The ride is interesting but not overly exciting in where the train goes. It would be nice if it actually went to the foothills. Overall and enjoyable evening with good friends!

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El Cerrito, California
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46 reviews
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

My husband took the High Noon Express, a 2½-hour round trip from Oakdale. We bought “premium” tickets, which included a lunch and the option of up to four drinks per person, including small glasses of beer or wine offered on a “tasting” menu (you could even keep the souvenir glass if you wanted to). Lunch consisted of two airline-style servings... More 

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Oakdale, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Whether you go for a dinner train ride, the Christmas train, or any other special event, it's a good choice. Food and drink is good and you get to see scenery that you can't see from the road. Kids love it too.

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Stockton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016

The train ride was a bit disorganized. The service was lacking as was the scenery. No one to greet you when you get on the train. Paid for snacks on the train they gave us a cold sandwich. reception for music was none. No phone service. The train ride went up one way and came back the same track for... More 

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Oakdale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Saturday evening show January 16th. 1st I want to thank my brother Jack for creating this gathering with my best friend and family . Jack made all our eating arrangements for my vegan friend and myself with the chef onboard . I have to admit they exceeded all my expectations of what I was going to eat.... More 

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Oakdale, California
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2015

I went on the dinner train a while ago for a company sponsored event and I will never do this again due to the poor service and the intoxicated servants

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1 Thank Robert E
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Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

This was our first year on the zombie train. We have visited in the past for the Christmas train and New year's eve dinner train reach an enjoyable experience in their own right. The zombie train was very entertaining. It may be little intense for the very young, but any zombie fans and going to have a great time.

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