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Cape Cod Central Railroad

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Address: 252 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Phone Number: 508-771-3800
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Our award winning Elegant Dinner Train was featured among the top three...

Our award winning Elegant Dinner Train was featured among the top three dinner trains nationwide by TV Food Network's Dining on the Train. Join us for a gourmet meal as we journey through scenic Cape Cod and find out why.

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Cape Cod Scenic Shoreline Train with Optional Lunch or Supper
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Cape Cod railway

Our Cape Cod hosts booked this trip for us when it was supposed to be a rainy day. Takes 2 hours and the guide will tell you about the places you pass as the train makes it's way... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
karlsongirl
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love historical tours and old railroad cars but these cars are modern, poorly air conditioned and smell like exhaust. The rail travels between high walls of foliage most of the way so there's nothing to see but green and an occasional pond. The tour guide never stops talking so you can't even converse with friends. It's a waste of... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Cape Cod hosts booked this trip for us when it was supposed to be a rainy day. Takes 2 hours and the guide will tell you about the places you pass as the train makes it's way through. When you get to the end you do not leave but reverse the trip. Our guide actually came out to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the two hour scenic tour and the conductor and his staff were very friendly. The commentary was informative. We ordered the box lunches, which were okay. Next time, we might plan to get off in Sandwich for two hours to have lunch and catch the later train back. We did not know that was an option. Parking was... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and narrator was great and very informative. Our seats were in the upper level diamond section. The seats were not worth the extra charge as far as the view we would seen just as much on the lower section seating. Also be aware the train goes only one direction and back the same and there's not much to... More 

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Thank Amy G
New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a terrific experience. We had never done a dinner train before and were very pleased. When we called we could only choose the 1st class car which is the cheapest of the three. It was so great, I can not even imagine paying more for the others as I don't see how it could have been any better.... More 

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could not have asked for a better night. Food was fantastic. We were seated with another couple. While it was strange, it made for a great night.

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Thank hobozoo
Southbridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like to ride trains so I signed up for this "Coastal Excursion" which is a two hour ride. They start in Hyannis and ride out for one hour, then turn around and ride back on the same route, giving you a second look at what you just saw. Along the way there are salt marshes, cranberry bogs and some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may not have been the ride of a lifetime, but it's still a must for train buffs! The narrated outbound leg of the journey was spoiled for us by the tremendous amount of noise from all the children on board which made it very difficult to hear what the narrator was saying. But we managed to hear enough information... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rail riis pretty much what you would expect. The car was pretty modern which was a bit of a bummer since we were expecting an authentic rail car experience. The staff was nice enough. The other passengers, not so much. It was very disorganized during boarding but things got better.

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Thank Jennifer M
Sunbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We really enjoyed taking this two hour sightseeing trip. Views from the train were amazing and the expert commentary was helpful in highlighting points of interest. We were visiting from the UK and the loco and carriages were very cool for us. We bought tickets in first class and thought the small extra cost was very worthwhile. The carriage was... More 

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