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Prairie Dog Central Railway

Inkster Junction Station | Prairie Dog Trail, Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Ok if you have small children - not ok if you don't

Went on Sept 2nd 2017 - theme: Planes trains automobiles Likes: Windows on the train open... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
shawn4321
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Winnipeg, Canada
Fun Tour Back Through History

Great day with three generations- took the train ride out to a small town with a small historic... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
NTValadao
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Hamilton, Hamilton, Bermuda
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“grosse isle” (13 reviews)
“steam engine” (11 reviews)
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Inkster Junction Station | Prairie Dog Trail, Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Went on Sept 2nd 2017 - theme: Planes trains automobiles Likes: Windows on the train open allowing for a nice breeze; gross isle baking is delicious; heritage houses are interesting look into the past Dislikes: Train stalled on the way back due to conductor not...More

2  Thank shawn4321
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Great day with three generations- took the train ride out to a small town with a small historic village and fantastic home made pies! Check out the schedule - today they had a great blue grass band on board that were excellent. Fun for the...More

Thank NTValadao
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Went there with my dad and his gf. It was a cowboy event where we get hijack by bad guys. It was so much fun and they feed you a meal at Grosse Isle. It was relaxing and the four adults loved it!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Took their family fun day special to Grosse Isle. If you like old trains, this one is the oldest in North America. An 1880s vintage coal fired 4-4-0 steam locomotive pulling several 1890s vintage passenger cars. Not all of their scheduled runs are steam. They...More

Thank Kyle O
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Beautiful train cars are worth seeing. However it was a very slow tour to a town with food that had been sitting for quite some time, and a decent but cheesy magic show there. There were a few cool things to see in the little...More

2  Thank Celeste S
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth trip on the heritage steam train from Winnipeg to Grosse Isle. Booking on line was a breeze but be sure to take advantage of the family rate and then add the kids to get the best value. Finding the station from...More

4  Thank chutneywalla
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went on the Prairie Dog on Sunday Aug 28th and it was very well attended. We had a great time. There were 5 adults and 2 kids.

1  Thank Don M
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

In our group was 2 seniors, 2 kids (6 & 9), and 1 adult. We had a wonderful time. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We were approached by many staff offering us facts and history about the train. One even let the kids wear...More

3  Thank inneedofbreak
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the Prairie Dog. The Steam Engine was very nice as well as the beautiful restoration of the cars. We arrived at the station about 1 hour early and are glad we arrived early to take everything in. The staff was very friendly...More

2  Thank Aircanman4
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Pricey, but well worth it. Took a 7 and an 8 year old on the train with us. They totally enjoyed the Great Train Robbery and meeting the robbers and their extremely patience horses! They loved the petting zoo, with the goats, chickens, chicks, and...More

2  Thank Dena R
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cassncurt
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Response from chutneywalla | Reviewed this property |
About $33 for an adult. Station is awkward to access from the west by taking Centreport Way and then looping back on Park Royale Way. Access from the east is more direct. See their website for directions and to book on line. More
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