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Great Northern Train Ride

Spooner, WI, USA
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Katie M wrote a review Jun 2020
Kennan, Wisconsin26 contributions3 helpful votes
I took my children on the Santa Pizza Train this year. They absolutely loved it! The hospitality was amazing. The two lady servers were so kind and helpful. They even asked if they could take pictures for us with our phones. It was such an enjoyable ride. The pizza, cookies and hot chocolate were delicious. I will go again next year as well as look into some of the other rides that are available.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Dale W wrote a review May 2020
San Clemente, California12 contributions11 helpful votes
The food was OK, but the train moves very slowly along a straight and level area, not what you'd expect for your money. Only goes a limited distance, then just reverses along the same route. Pretty boring and scenery is not that great. Save your money for something else.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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buzz55 wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I surprised my wife for her birthday and booked us the 1st class treatment for the bed and breakfast train. Upon boarding we found out we were the only ones staying overnight but would be joined by 10 other people for dinner. The dinner was delicious with plenty to eat, app, soup, entree, and bread with cheesecake to follow for dessert. We also were invited back to the caboose on the return trip to take in other views and chat with Lance who was friendly and knowledgeable about the train and it’s history. Beverly was our server and she was great! In the morning we were served breakfast which consisted of French toast, quiche, sausage and hash browns which had quinoa and spinach in it also. YUMMY. The rooms are cozy but have all you need including your own bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower. Only thing was our room was too warm but as we were packing up we realized the thermostat is down on the unit itself, therefore we could’ve adjusted it to our liking. Bed and pillows were comfy along with the provided towels.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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The Trees wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This was selected by my sister for her & her hubby's 25th anniversary celebration week... let's do the dinner train ride. The four of us were treated like royalty. A cold Feb evening and we enjoyed a warm dining area with fireplace, comfy chairs for conversation, along with tasty crab cakes & beverages. Dinner was great, plenty & service the best. We got to enjoy a tour and taken to the 1919 Car for a most delicious dessert to enjoy. Staff was the best! We look forward to enjoying this again.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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cv66seabear wrote a review Feb 2020
Wisconsin93 contributions19 helpful votes
I booked this for my wife and I to try something new and have a nice meal the old fashioned style. So you know, the train goes out a ways (I think it's maybe 3 to 5 miles at most), then you sit and finsih your dinner, then the train goes back to the station, the dinner riders get off, and you go back to your berth or hang out with the other sleepers. You do not get to sleep on a moving train. Dinner was OK, I am pretty amazed at the size of the galley and how well they are able to cook. Service did occur while the train was moving, and it was a little spotty - the people before, after and next to us were served and we were forgotten. There was a young man, who interrupted dinnertime to tell us the history of the train cars, but we really just wanted to enjoy each other's company. A little bit of history was alright, but hwe could have done with less - I'm sure there were lots of others who are train buffs, who would want more! On to Bed... The smaller berth like ours was interesting with a fascinating fold-down sink, that drained when you lifted it up. We will probably never go again, but once was interesting and ok. We definitely wouldn't stay in the small room again! I did think of all the old movies with the bunk beds on trains, and it was fun to do that. Breakfast was pretty good and there was seconds! The people who run the train are very nice and friendly - service makes them a bit cranky, because it's hard to get all the dinners out, moving and rocking around!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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