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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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Flawless yet Flawed

The Flawless - plenty of parking, easy check in, the train arrives on time, boarding and finding your table, the ambiance is perfect, the wait staff are incredible getting your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Steve K
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Skokie, Illinois
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Skokie, Illinois
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160 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Flawless - plenty of parking, easy check in, the train arrives on time, boarding and finding your table, the ambiance is perfect, the wait staff are incredible getting your drink orders, your courses are served perfectly, the table settings are beautiful, busing the tables, and the food itself was incredible. Loved the cheeses, soup, salad, salmon and the dessert.... More 

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

Steve K., Thank you for your honest and excellent 4 star review. I would love to have received that fifth star for the sound quality. Our performers to their level best to speak above the ambient noise without having to actually yell. We do not have a sound system for the actors for the simply reason of bleed over from... More 

Bedminster, New Jersey
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with visitors expecting a pleasant evening of entertainment and were not disappointed. The Murder Mystery presented during a 3 hour train ride was well done and the actors did a nice job, (Note they are not railroad employees and preform for tips so be prepared to make a contribution as you leave the train. They deserve it). The... More 

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

Dick P., Thank you for your high marks review. We aim to please, and it sounds like you and your party had a wonderful time and an excellent meal. I hope to see you again soon. More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great time for the price! The food was great and the service was excellent! The windows were a little foggy or maybe needed to be cleaned. The a/c is either on full blast or its kind of stuffy. I would recommend this adventure! Check it out!

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

Diane K., Thank you for your five star review. We work hard to make this an excellent adventure for many people in our vintage rail equipment. As you may imagine climate Southwest Florida with such equipment is always a challenge, but with TLC our dining cars continue to stand the test of time. Hope to see you again soon for... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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55 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four of us went to Ft. Myers, to specifically do the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. We were not disappointed. Each of us had a different entree. All enjoyed. Liked the inclusive pricing and the bar charges were reasonable. It is quite a logistical challenge to serve a quality meal, run bar service, bus tables, and put on a show... More 

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

Henry S. Thank you for your review and your patronage. I hope that you have the opportunity to join us again for a new mystery show or to celebrate a special occasion. Keep coming back to Fort Myers. It is a wonderful place to visit and to live. I highly recommend the Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel on your next trip. More 

Rutland, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an adventure riding and dining on this train. The food was excellent as was the service. I would definitely do this trip again as they offer different mysteries throughout the year.

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

Barbara W., Thank you for your five star review. We aim to please and I am happy to read that you were delighted with your journey aboard the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. We keep our website up to date with our schedule of shows, and we cannot wait to have you aboard again for another mystery. All the best! More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

John D., Thank you for your five star review and we are delighted that you and your friends had such a wonderful time. We too were disappointed to learn of the hotel canceling their shuttle service without any forewarning, but I am glad to read that you were able to adjust and still enjoy our unique experience. We look forward... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

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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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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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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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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 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

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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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 January 14, 2017

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 

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