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Address: 426 N Front St, Spooner, WI 54801-1402
Phone Number: 715-635-3200
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Interesting to do once

We just did the dinner train. After reading about the experiences others had staying overnight, we opted for a hotel instead. The dinner train was worth trying once. It sat at the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TravelswithDave
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a new ride for us. The Pizza Train is really a very old Talley car niccely restored. The pizza was from a local pizza shop and it was good. The ride was great fun seeing areas of Northern Wisconsin not viewed by the common man in many a year like since the 1960's. Loved the ride.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first blush, this appeared to be a romantic adventure/evening. Boarding went smoothly and we were offered to relax in the "beverage/cocktail" car or go right to our table. We opted to go to our reserved table. Beverage orders were taken and received in a prompt manner. We were supposed to depart shortly after 6pm, but did not get moving... More 

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3 Thank Susan M
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just did the dinner train. After reading about the experiences others had staying overnight, we opted for a hotel instead. The dinner train was worth trying once. It sat at the station a long time and then just went back and forth over the same short section of tracks for 2 trips each way. The food was ok but... More 

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1 Thank TravelswithDave
Hayward, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in at their office to make a reservation on June 29th. The only open date for our choice of trips was on September 9th. We booked it and returned home. It was then that we found Sept 9th would not work for us. On july 29th , my credit card had been charged. On July 3rd, I wrote and... More 

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2 Thank Chuck M
Illinois City, Illinois
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our Anniversary weekend and we wanted to do something fun. We booked the first class cabin for a little more room and our own bathroom. It was worth a little more money but we'll worth it. We boarded the train at 5pm. We had veggies and drinks prior to dinner. It was great! All the first class couples... More 

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1 Thank sylcas_87
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading some of the bad reviews of this B&B experience, we came to the train with our fingers crossed. We were escorted to our room right on time and found that the rooms/closets were actually bigger than I had thought. There WAS room for one suitcase under the bottom bunk. We all had a small airplane size bathroom in... More 

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1 Thank A. M
Huntley, Illinois
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not anything like we thought it was going to be. The sleeping cabin was really small but we adjusted to it. We waited 45 minutes for our cocktail because our server was also serving 1st class and we got the short end of service. We finally received our appetizer at 6:20 and dinner was served at 6:30. We... More 

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1 Thank ozzie11_11
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I thought that this was going to be a scenic train ride. The train only went down the tracks for about a mile and then reversed. It was back and forth the whole time. The trip on their website said it was supposed to be 3 hours long but only 2.5 hours. Was terrible for the price we payed. The... More 

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1 Thank Samantha S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We booked the reservation for a Wednesday towards the end of May. We arrived early and relaxed in the depot until we could board the train at 5pm. We were shown our room for the night, which was two bunks and a bathroom. Then we went to the dining car, found a table with our name on and at 6pm... More 

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1 Thank Diane D
Hayward, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Total cost for a family was a better value than single tickets for me and my four kids. Price included up to 2 adults and 5 kids so we brought a couple friends. Train is very old, built around WWI. It is not air conditioned and it was a hot day but the windows were open and it was breezy.... More 

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