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Cape Cod Central Railroad

252 Main St, Hyannis, MA
+1 508-771-3800
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The Polar Express Train Ride of Cape Cod
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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 are harvested? Or a relaxing weekday lunch or Sunday brunch is more your style? Maybe a sunset dinner train is just the ticket? We say why choose? Come explore all the Cape Cod Central Railroad has to offer. We run rain or shine. All aboard! 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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible22%
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252 Main St, Hyannis, MA
+1 508-771-3800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great train ride and got see allot of Mass that normally wouldn't be seen if not on the train. Host was very informative of the area and the crew were very friendly and helpful. Well worth the time.

Thank Arbuckle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I took the Cape Cod Coastal Excursion on a beautiful autumn day. We enjoyed the relaxing ride and Madonna's commentary was excellent. Our conductor was also very personable. I used a Groupon so the price was very reasonable and these deals on...More

1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rainy day (not their problem) but the trip was ok. We purchased a gift card for my parents. They booked their trip and went on a rainy night a couple of nights ago (their car was mostly empty). They had money left on their gift...More

Thank NCtraveler2929
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a nap this is the way to go. We were really disappointed in this rail trip.It is pretty boring. First of all it does not do a loop on the coast like I expected it to. The train goes toward Sandwich on...More

Thank marylou72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were quite excited for this family excursion, but to be honest I was disappointed. Sat in the best and most expensive seats, views were great but really there was nothing to see. Commentary was entertaining, but considering the train stops halfway and simply returns...More

Thank BetsyCSF
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This was a relaxing, enjoyable break during a busy week away. Sit back and enjoy the scenic, narrated views.

Thank lorna103
Reviewed 14 September 2017

reasonably priced, no flair, no electronics, just early 1900 engines and cars rolling down the steel rails. definitely make the time to take this trip down memory lane. Great trip for younger kids also although they eventually find themselves face down in their games.

Thank John V
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have been going to the Cape for 40+ years and have often talked about taking the dinner train from Hyannis to Buzzards Bay. We finally did it and weren't disappointed. There's something nostalgic about riding a train. Beautiful to see the sites from a...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

So the key to enjoying this experience is knowing that the Cape Cod Railway offers very little in the way of scenic attractions. There are a couple of bogs, some dunes, and the Canal bridges -- but you're starting in the railyard of a rather...More

Thank LisaJCapeCod
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We took the polar express this past December, 2016 and the children, ages 2,4, and 6 absolutely loved it! If you get there early they have an area to wait (large tents) and port-a-pottys for those last minute musts. There were also souvenirs for purchase....More

Thank Lisab357AD
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24 August 2017|
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Response from ThirdStarToTheRight | 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
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
12 October 2015|
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Response from the_mermaids_tale | Reviewed this property |
It is no smoking!