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Cape Cod Central Railroad

252 Main St, Hyannis, MA
+1 508-771-3800
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Not a "scenic" train ride in any sense of the word

I have been on multiple scenic railroads, and this one is not scenic in any sense of the word. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
Good for Train Lovers & History Lovers

The 2-hour Coastal Excursion Train Ride traveled through woodlands bordered by cranberry bogs, salt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Memphis, Tennessee
via mobile
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Currently, the Cape Cod Central Railroad runs from May through October. It offers Shoreline Excursion Trains, Yankee Clipper Brunch Trains, Cape Cod Dinner Trains and various special events. Departing regularly from Hyannis, with select additional departures from Buzzards Bay, the Cape Cod Central Railroad is a popular tourist attraction. Guests depart the mid-Cape in Hyannis, travel through West Barnstable and Sandwich and down to the Cape Cod Canal. On the way, they travel through sand dunes and salt marshes, see glimpses of the bay and have the opportunity to enjoy parts of Cape Cod that are only accessible by rail. 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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  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible23%
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252 Main St, Hyannis, MA
+1 508-771-3800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on multiple scenic railroads, and this one is not scenic in any sense of the word. I can't figure out why they even run this, as there is nothing to see. We simply drove by trees the majority of the time. The...More

1  Thank shaleco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 2-hour Coastal Excursion Train Ride traveled through woodlands bordered by cranberry bogs, salt marshes, sand dunes, & the Cape Cod Canal. Conductor Ken & Narrator Diane were friendly & knowledgeable. Diane explained the coastal ecology as well as the history of Cape Cod. Of...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride is only 20 miles, some nice things to see but mostly just trees along the track. Train was comfortable & had good AC Worth a trip to see some of the cape, we did see Cranberry fields, salt marshes & the canal. It...More

1  Thank owain12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 2 hour round trip and booked the club seating (had a table and chairs, rather than standard seats). The trip was very enjoyable, with a view of the Cape you can't necessarily see by car. The speaker in our car wasn't turned...More

1  Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We set up a small group from Nauset Newcomers to have dinner on the train on June 3 2017. I had attempted for several months to book the reservation but they kept changing the date as to when the reservations would open up. Although I...More

2  Thank ThirdStarToTheRight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It a 2 hour ride round trip. Parking was $5. The trains had upper and lower seats, we chose upper. It was a good choice as it would have been hard to view the sights from below. The end seats are the best because they...More

Thank tellmemore2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a lunch trip for myself and my partner while we were staying in Cape Cod. We went on a 2 hour journey with a 3 course lunch included in the price. One of the staff , Madonna, gave us commentary on the local area,...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was such a fun experience. The food was better than I was anticipating and we had a great time. If you are someone who expects a highly attentive waiter, you may not enjoy the service. Luckily we are pretty laid back and self-sufficient, but...More

Thank Krysia H
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A nice thing to do while on vacation! We love railroads and this certainly was a nice time! Absolutely a good time for those kids and adults who like trains!

Thank victoriasL5939DF
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We are staying in Cape Cod and found the Cape Cod Central Railroad. We read reviews and decided this would be a great Easter treat while on vacation. Tickets were easily purchased in advance on line, including advanced parking. My wife purchased the Diamond package...More

Thank KrisandLori
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Fun whale watching in August?
24 July 2016|
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Response from Devorah K | Reviewed this property |
This review is for the train ride from Hyannis. If you are interested in Whale Watching it IS fun but if you take a sunset sail make sure to bring warm sweaters because when the sun goes down it is COLD. The Whale Watching... More
Donald S
Are there no smoking rooms available
12 October 2015|
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Response from the_mermaids_tale | Reviewed this property |
It is no smoking!