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Cape Cod Central Railroad

252 Main St, Hyannis, MA
+1 508-771-3800
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I absolutely loved it!

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
A lazy afternoon riding the rails

reasonably priced, no flair, no electronics, just early 1900 engines and cars rolling down the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John V
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible22%
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252 Main St, Hyannis, MA
+1 508-771-3800
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank lorna103
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what great start to our cape cod vacation. it is a rainy day but a fabulous start to the week. We took the brunch ride, food and staff were awesome and our table partners even better

Thank sumstead410
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us (2 Adult, 2 kids 15 and 10) spent $138 on this experience. It wasn't worth the money and whilst it wasn't a total write off, it wasn't worth the money and was pretty disappointing We opted for First Class which is essentially...More

1  Thank shareholdersmeeting
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often commute on Metro North into NYC. It takes an hour and a half and along the Hudson River and then we arrive in NYC. This train felt exactly like I was on Metro North (same seats) but with less interesting sights. We had...More

1  Thank LMFMarlboro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the excursion tour. It was excellent. The Tour had great narration and really gave us a good viewing of the south part of the Cape. The ride was beautiful with salt marshes, birds/nests, cranberry farms, etc.

Thank mdemaar1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took our 3 kids, 7, 6 & 4 and we did use a groupon and got a great discount on this. I must say i was very disappointed, i thought the views would be better and more scenic. I would have...More

2  Thank TGWTraveler
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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!