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Lumberjack Steam Train

5068 US Hwy 8, Laona, WI 54541
+1 715-674-3414
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A great way to spend an afternoon...

We enjoyed the train and the museum. We have thought about coming for years and I'm glad we... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
beabop81359
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
via mobile
Fun, educational, and interesting

This excursion was a nice education about the early lumbering heritage of the area. The museum was... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Allen P
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Escanaba, Michigan
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Ride the Lumberjack Steam train to Camp 5 Museum Complex. The 15 minute ride takes you over bridges through the woods to the original Logging Camp. There you can explore the Museum of Logging history, the petting corral, nature center, slaughter house, nature trail, original Cracker Barrel Store, the Green Treasurer Forest Tour takes you through the woods. Enjoy a nice lunch at the Choo-Choo hut. Then ride the train back to the depot at the end of the day. Trains depart to camp 5 at 11, 12, 1 and 2pm. The returns run every hour until 4pm.
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  • Average17%
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5068 US Hwy 8, Laona, WI 54541
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the train and the museum. We have thought about coming for years and I'm glad we finally did.

Thank beabop81359
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This excursion was a nice education about the early lumbering heritage of the area. The museum was very interesting as were the other displays at the camp. I was a bit disappointed that the actual train ride was only about five minutes each direction though....More

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 28 July 2017

If I'm not mistaken, this attraction has a AAA GEM rating. Perhaps costume jewelry, but certainly not a gem. How it ever got this rating is beyond me. The steam locomotive and depot are nicely restored. There are restrooms next to the depot. The train...More

Thank GinNBerry
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The rare Vulcan 2-6-2 steam engine which pushes and pulls this train back and forth to Camp 5 is about as nice-looking and sounding as steam can be. The sound of the whistle of a steam locomotive approaching a crossing is one that is rarely...More

1  Thank SteveT6029677454
Rinwitter, Public Relations Manager at Lumberjack Steam Train, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your day out.

Reviewed 6 July 2017

The museum is where the attractions are located, but you must take the train to get there. There's not a lot to do at the station, so try to time your arrival reasonably close to the train's departure time. The train ride is short, but...More

2  Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed 2 July 2017

First of all, know that this place is a long way from any where. It's going to take a long drive looking at trees to get there. But once there, we had a wonderful time. We got there just as the train was leaving, but...More

2  Thank dayoppermom
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Was a short, but relaxing ride through the woods to the Lumberjack Museum. Fun and something different for kids to enjoy.

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very enlightening travel experience, on a real steam train of yesteryear, the history of the lumberjack days of yore await you as you arrive at the Lumberjack Museum, and you get to ride the train back to the depot.

Thank Jack H
Rinwitter, Manager at Lumberjack Steam Train, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your review! Hope you get a chance to visit us this summer!

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The entire experience was a blast! From the train ride, photo opportunities, free apple cider and s'mores, cute country store, immaculate museum, forest tour, corn maze, and petting zoo! There is something for everyone to enjoy and will keep your interest piqued! We even got...More

Thank live2showski
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Now don't get me wrong, this is a unique and interesting venue. But if you're expecting a relaxing train ride through the countryside, you're going to be disappointed. The ride lasts just over five minutes in each direction. They have restored the equipment and depot...More

3  Thank Richard C
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Christinejonet
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
The train ride itself lasts ten minutes in each direction, to and from camp. you can stay at the camp as long as you like. The train comes and goes at regularly scheduled intervals. Check the schedule. The stay at camp... More
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