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Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train

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Address: 2805 Colonial Blvd, Colonial Station, Fort Myers, FL 33966-1012
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+1 239-275-8487
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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The Murder Mystery Dinner Train (owned and operated by Seminole Gulf...

The Murder Mystery Dinner Train (owned and operated by Seminole Gulf Railway) offers a Unique Dining Experience where passengers enjoy our table side Murder Mystery Show and a Nostalgic Train Trip as our On-board Chef prepares a delicious Five Course Dinner. The train seats up to 208 people and operates year round, Wednesday through Sunday, and holds special holiday events, like a Sweetheart Express for Valentine's Day, a New Year's Eve Gala, two traditional New England style Thanksgiving dinners, and Halloween Ghost Trains. The Murder Mystery Dinner Train also offers hotel Get-Away packages with special rates available only through the railroad.

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Unique dining adventure

Never had dinner on a railroad before. The food was great, the show was funny. The actors were OK but we had a great time. A truly different experience than I have ever had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
coachlc54
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Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time on the train. Food was really good servers were great entertainment was awesome. We will definately do it again. We got the package with hotel included. Nice room. Nice big breakfast.

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Thank Alice S
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Alice - thank you for your five star rating and lovely review. Please stay in touch as we roll out new shows throughout the year. Hope to see you again soon for another get-away. Alll aboard! More 

Wimauma, Florida
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say the show was very entertaining providing plenty of laughs, however the meal was just as great. I ordered the Prime Rib which could be cut with a spoon, and it was a rather large portion. I have been passing this experience on to many of my coworkers as a must do!

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Thank CHINO29
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review. I am so pleased that we pleasantly surprised you with our great food and show. I hope to see you again soon on the train. Please stay in touch for new shows and menu offerings (although we will always have our slow roasted prime rib). All aboard! More 

Pinellas Park, Florida
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train ride was fun because my teenage kids has never been on a train ride before. We decided to give this place a chance. Train ride was fine, no complaints at all there, the food... YUCK! One had the chicken bacon, which was ok but the bacon was cold and under cooked. The prime rib was overly seasoned and... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Sorry to read you did not enjoy the food. Thank you for giving us a try and hope you may do so again in the future. We always strive for improvement. Happy New Year! More 

Venice, Florida
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many seem to comment on how this is overpriced. It's certainly not. Considering you get 1, a train trip 2, full 5 course dinner 3, live entertainment - they should be charging more! I love trains and have been wanting to go on this one for quite some time, we finally decided to do it this year. Check-in is a... More 

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1 Thank Matthew D
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Matthew, We love to surprise people with the value of our unique experience on the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. I am delighted to read your honest comments so we may improve for your next journey with us. Happy New Year! More 

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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never had dinner on a railroad before. The food was great, the show was funny. The actors were OK but we had a great time. A truly different experience than I have ever had. Actors moved in and out of character and had conversations with the audience.

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Thank coachlc54
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review. we look forward to having you on the train again soon. Allll aboard! Happy New Year! More 

Estero, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

First of all the place was very difficult to find. When we called to get directions we could only get a message and were placed on hold. We finally found the place and once there things went very smoothly. We were seated quickly and they had a plate of cheese and fruit available. Drinks were served quickly. The Holly Jolly... More 

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1 Thank BMS620
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your patronage. We are re-writing our directions and will publish them soon to further accommodate different mapping apps and drivers. Very glad to read that your enjoyed the food and the evening. Hope to see you again soon. Happy Holidays! More 

florida
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220 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Would not go on the train again . Very over priced . We went on thanksgiving noon meal .For 49.00 a person the food was not worth it . The turkey was not real at all . The view from the train as you go thru the back of neighborhoods is just terrible.

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1 Thank jeff2411
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy the trip and our fresh homemade turkey dinner. Happy Holidays! More 

London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

My husband and I always fancied a Murder Mystery Dinner and when we saw this one, performed on an old train line, we were very excited. The overall experience was OK but not terrific. The train appeared to be full and the staff worked extremely hard to keep things moving. However the logistics of serving food and performing on the... More 

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1 Thank wgoater
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback to continual improve the experience for all of our guests. More 

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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I have always wanted to experience the murder mystery dinners, so when I found the train ride, I felt like I hit the jackpot. The train ride was really bumpy and jerked and swayed from side to side. This was not appealing especially when trying to eat and digest your food. The food was decent and the passengers were fun.... More 

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Thank u2canrise
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback to continual improve the experience for all of our guests on our vintage train. More 

Saint-Louis, Senegal
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

My wife and I were seated at a table with another couple from the UK and had a blast trying to solve the mystery. The food and the service was fantastic!

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Thank Bigmacrob
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review. We enjoy having our guests from around the world and I am glad to read that you did as well. See you again soon. Happy Thanksgiving! More 

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