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Cape Cod Central Railroad

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See the Cape by rail! The Cape Cod Central Railroad takes guests past marshes, cranberry bogs, dunes and other places only accessible by rail, but which ride to choose? Perhaps daytime narrated tales of the history of the canal and how cranberries...more
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252 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4002
+1 508-771-3800
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

The polar express is a must in the winter seasons! Phenomenal service, all the elf’s are ready to help the moment you need it! Lots of fun!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ella b
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We found the staff, narrator and conductor did a fine job. Learned a few things making it worthy. Really not much of a 2+ hour ride though.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time! The narrator is awesome! The guy who takes the tickets really plays the part. Beautiful day! Learned a lot about the canal the depth and the water shifts directions every 3 hrs. He canal is over 450 feet deep. Learned about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pgc5837
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great for kids and much interaction from the conductors and staff on the train. Kids will love it. Children loved hot coco and watching Christmas light as they pasted through places. Great way to celebrate the holiday season on a train and in warmth.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jcuneo3
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We did the 2 hour ride with an added hour stop at the Pairpoint Glass company and everyone loved it. The narrator was terrific and she told everyone lots of fun Facts and interesting tidbits. We preordered box lunches and they were tasty & fresh...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SherryAnne68
Reviewed September 10, 2018

What a cute very, very informative train ride. Everything you wanted to now about cranberries, it's all there, The staff is very accommodating. Made reservations and went to get on and they told me the tour was 3 hours. We didn't have time so we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tracyface G
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Cape Cod Railroad Dinner Train is an absolute treat. We took the first class dining car. A 100+ year-old Pullman diner. Four of had the entire half front of the car. Full bar, mahogany walls, linen tablecloths, private booths plus observation easy chairs. Jazz...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience on this tour. They really make you feel welcome right from the parking lot attendants to the “thank you” as you leave the station. We booked in diamond class which was well worth it. The Cape Codder cocktail was very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank seeyouinthesun
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

What a fun little excursion! We went ahead and got the Diamond Class upgrade and it was well worth the price. The view from the upper deck of the dome car was 360 degree. The narration was fun and the stop at the glass works...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank L847HSjonathanh
Reviewed August 4, 2018

This is a bus tour on rails. No difference. The crew knew almost nothing about the train it self, a little history on the railroad, but not much at all. I hate to say this, but railfans stay away. You could order a bix lunch,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 24, 2018|
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Response from 761margaretf | Reviewed this property |
This was round trip from where we boarded. Our trip was in the summer.
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November 18, 2017|
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Response from Lisab357AD | Reviewed this property |
Only a cookie and cocoa. The seats have a great view.
August 23, 2017|
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Response from richard b | Reviewed this property |
This is from their brochure and includes the exclusion train. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on the train and boxed lunches can be purchased in advance online. Guests are not permitted to bring outside food... More