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Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$$ see below
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cape cod scenic railroad photoAll aboard! Feel the thrill as the whistle blows and you sway to the rhythm of the rails. The Scenic Excursion Train winds past cranberry bogs, lush marshes, and natural woodlands on it two-hour journey between Hyannis and the Cape Cod Canal.

Named one of the top ten scenic train rides in the country by USA Today, our two-hour scenic excursions are perfect for all ages.

Families seeking a shorter excursion can hop on a train at Edaville USA in Carver, MA.

Scenic Fun Train tickets are sold the day of the train ride only, subject to availability. Reservations are not required or taken.

Rail & Sail Combination
Explore the land and the sea on one convenient ticket. Take the one hour Hy-Line Cruises tour of Hyannis Harbor out to the Kennedy Compound, while you experience the pristine shoreline, sparkling emerald waters and fresh salt air on the old-time Maine coastal steamer replicas. Then ... come on board the railroad's two-hour scenic journey to the Cape Cod Canal. Or, take the train first then the boat.

(Combination train/boat ticket does not have to be used the same day. Same train schedule as above, boat service runs every day during season.)

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Cape Cod
Phone: (888) 797-RAIL

Directions to Hyannis Station or Sandwich Station

Directions to Hyannis Depot
The Hyannis depot is our primary location. At our Hyannis depot you will find our ticket office and gift shop. All of our trains depart from and return to Hyannis.

Take Route 6 (Mid-Cape Highway) to Exit 7 (Willow Street/Yarmouth Road).
Take a left off the exit, and follow Willow Street/Yarmouth Road approximately 2 miles to Route 28.
Cross Rt. 28 and follow Yarmouth Road straight to the stop sign at Main Street.
At the stop sign, take a right on to Main Street. Our train depot is on the right, at corner of Main and Center Streets.

Directions to Sandwich Depot
Please note that we do not have a ticket office at our Sandwich depot. Passengers boarding our Scenic Fun Train during it's stop in Sandwich may purchase their tickets upon arrival in Hyannis. All other trains must be boarded in Hyannis.

Take Route 6 (Mid-Cape Highway) to Exit 2 (Route 130).
Take a left off the exit, and follow route 130 north to Main Street.
Take a right on Main Street, then a left on Jarves Street (shortly after you pass the Dan'l Webster Inn on your left).
Cross Route 6A at traffic lights. Our train depot is ahead on Jarves Street on the right side.


2-starA Bit Of A Bore
The train is a nice way to travel between hyannis and sandwich. However, as a train ride it is boring. There is not that much to see out the windows except trees. There is one patch of water/salt marsh that you do see. There is a host that tells you trivia about what you are looking at. Again, nothing special. In my opinion, for die hard train fans or people using it to go back and forth from sandwich/hyannis.


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