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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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Dinner & a Mystery

We have been on the train a couple of times. We have enjoyed it every time. The mystery varies and some cast are better than others but very enjoyable. The meal has been very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Tprov
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Sarasota, Florida
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with another couple and had a great time. The staff and the actors were very friendly and personable. It's a fun experience watching actors perform in the confines of an vintage train and having dinner on a modest table of four. We found the whole experience well worth the cost and we all had the biggest pieces of prime... More 

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Thank John D
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been on the train a couple of times. We have enjoyed it every time. The mystery varies and some cast are better than others but very enjoyable. The meal has been very good every time, we had prime rib the last time and the piece of meat was very large. My husband and I both had leftover meat.... More 

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

Thank you for your comments and review and your continued patronage. We aim to please. To address some of your questions, we do have a family friendly daytime trip on Thanksgiving Day (New England style feast). This trip has children's pricing and does not included the murder mystery. Then in the evening we have our regular murder mystery trip (but... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was not a fun evening. The tables only can accommodate four people. We were five people, so my husband sat at a table across from us with strangers. I sat with my three granddaughters. Not fun. The bar drinks were skimpy and not chilled well. Not fun. You are given two choices for dinner....prime rib or salmon. I had... More 

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

Marilyn W. - Thank you for your business. I am sorry to read that you did not care for your experience. We make every attempt to be upfront with our guests about our tables of four. Meeting new people is part of the experience many people love and come back for again and again. We do not like to disappoint... More 

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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I paid $180.00 for two tickets. The food was horrible and not what I was expecting at all. This does not include any drinks or tips! The show was average and nothing special. I spent a lot of money traveling hours for this event and I was very disappointed!

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

Chelsey S. - Thank you for your business. I am sorry to read that you did not care for our food. I do not know what you were expecting, but we make every attempt to be upfront with our guests about with our menu selections, and we buy the most fresh ingredients possible to prepare our food daily for our... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 4 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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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 

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