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Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train

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Address: 2805 Colonial Blvd, Colonial Station, Fort Myers, FL 33966-1012
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+1 239-275-8487
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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The Murder Mystery Dinner Train (owned and operated by Seminole Gulf...

The Murder Mystery Dinner Train (owned and operated by Seminole Gulf Railway) offers a Unique Dining Experience where passengers enjoy our table side Murder Mystery Show and a Nostalgic Train Trip as our On-board Chef prepares a delicious Five Course Dinner. The train seats up to 208 people and operates year round, Wednesday through Sunday, and holds special holiday events, like a Sweetheart Express for Valentine's Day, a New Year's Eve Gala, two traditional New England style Thanksgiving dinners, and Halloween Ghost Trains. The Murder Mystery Dinner Train also offers hotel Get-Away packages with special rates available only through the railroad.

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Train Ride, Dinner and a Murder Mystery!

This was a fun evening. We rode the train, had a good dinner and enjoyed the murder mystery on board. The biggest drawback was that windows were horrible in our dining car and we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tampa, Florida
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68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great. Prime rib was much bigger than I expected and was well seasoned. Wife had chicken and she had no complaints. The show was very good and they kept the passengers involved. Our whole car seemed to enjoy the whole night. The waitress were on the ball and very attentive. We enjoyed the entire night and had... More 

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Thank AJ F
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

AJ, Thank you for joining us for a fun evening out, and for your five star review. We look forward to having you back for another evening on the train. All aboard! More 

Mayfield, NY
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89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled to Fort Meyers, Florida specifically to ride dinner train. We are rail fans and enjoy in supporting local tourist train rides when we are in an area where they operate. The food was excellent. Crackers and cheese was beautifully presented. Soup was hot and deliscous. We both had prime rib and it was nice cuts of meat, prepared... More 

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Thank Gerry S
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review and your support of local touristy train operations. I am sure that you have an excellent "passport" of all the places you have visited and now have "SGLR" stamped in it as well. Yes the Captiva is one of the older cars (it was built in in Canada in 1932 as a coach for... More 

Kewadin, Michigan
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56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves very much, the actors and actresses were very good and very funny. Food was excellent, but if you get the prime rib, ask for medium, our was well done, but still good.

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Thank lindajoseph12
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your five star review. We cook our prime rib at multiple temps to suit everyone's personal tastes, and do our best to get it just right. Hope to so you aboard again for another fun evening. More 

NC
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun evening. We rode the train, had a good dinner and enjoyed the murder mystery on board. The biggest drawback was that windows were horrible in our dining car and we couldn't see a think outside. They need to be replaced! Also, dessert was a bit slow. But otherwise it was a great evening.

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Thank TheTrainTraveler
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on the windows. I will confer with our maintenance team. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon. All aboard! More 

Normal, Illinois
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100 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of friends that went to this attraction on a Thursday night for a meal and show. The train ride goes about 30 miles north and then returns to the station. The whole process takes about three to four hours. Once we boarded the train, we were assigned seating in a specific rail car. The seats are... More 

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MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

We strive to give our guests the best possible experience and value for a fun night out on the train. I am sorry to read that you did not fully enjoy your experience, and I will address your comments to our team to always make improvements. I hope that you give us another opportunity to earn your praises. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good time, good food, good staff, and a good murder mystery with laughs and challenges. Highly recommended for an evening event.

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Thank DaveinMaryland
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for the five star review. Please stay in touch for future mysteries and special events. All aboard! More 

Skokie, Illinois
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161 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Flawless - plenty of parking, easy check in, the train arrives on time, boarding and finding your table, the ambiance is perfect, the wait staff are incredible getting your drink orders, your courses are served perfectly, the table settings are beautiful, busing the tables, and the food itself was incredible. Loved the cheeses, soup, salad, salmon and the dessert.... More 

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MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Steve K., Thank you for your honest and excellent 4 star review. I would love to have received that fifth star for the sound quality. Our performers to their level best to speak above the ambient noise without having to actually yell. We do not have a sound system for the actors for the simply reason of bleed over from... More 

Bedminster, New Jersey
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went with visitors expecting a pleasant evening of entertainment and were not disappointed. The Murder Mystery presented during a 3 hour train ride was well done and the actors did a nice job, (Note they are not railroad employees and preform for tips so be prepared to make a contribution as you leave the train. They deserve it). The... More 

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MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Dick P., Thank you for your high marks review. We aim to please, and it sounds like you and your party had a wonderful time and an excellent meal. I hope to see you again soon. More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This was a great time for the price! The food was great and the service was excellent! The windows were a little foggy or maybe needed to be cleaned. The a/c is either on full blast or its kind of stuffy. I would recommend this adventure! Check it out!

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Thank Diane K
MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Diane K., Thank you for your five star review. We work hard to make this an excellent adventure for many people in our vintage rail equipment. As you may imagine climate Southwest Florida with such equipment is always a challenge, but with TLC our dining cars continue to stand the test of time. Hope to see you again soon for... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The four of us went to Ft. Myers, to specifically do the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. We were not disappointed. Each of us had a different entree. All enjoyed. Liked the inclusive pricing and the bar charges were reasonable. It is quite a logistical challenge to serve a quality meal, run bar service, bus tables, and put on a show... More 

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MurderMysDinnerTrain, Owner at Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train, responded to this review

Henry S. Thank you for your review and your patronage. I hope that you have the opportunity to join us again for a new mystery show or to celebrate a special occasion. Keep coming back to Fort Myers. It is a wonderful place to visit and to live. I highly recommend the Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel on your next trip. More 

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