The Dinner Train boards between 5 pm and 6 pm each Tuesday through Saturday evening. Stop by the bar and grab a cocktail before settling into a comfortable loveseat in the lounge car or head right to your table in the dining car. No need to worry about being seated with a used car salesman, the Wisconsin Great Northern gives you a private table if you come as a couple.
As the train departs the station around 6 pm, your server will bring an appetizer plate, followed by a fresh dinner salad, a cup of soup and then your choice of one of 5 preselected entrees. A little later you will delight to a generous slice of Eli’s Gourmet Cheese Cake. The train travels at a very leisurely pace and you are able to get up and move around the train as it glides through farm fields, deep woods and along the scenic Namekagon River. Halogen lighting under the car illuminates the countryside after dark during early and late season runs. Around 9 pm the train returns to the station and parks for the night. The train is open all night so don’t be in a hurry to leave your new friends if you are having a special time.