Kansas Belle

The Kansas Belle is a fully operational dinner train that runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Patrons have the additional option of dinner theater including: Murder Mysteries, WWII USO Show, or Melodramas.

Our 3 hour Saturday night evening runs are more formal and romantic, while the Sunday afternoon dinner run is a more casual outing best suited for families with a slightly shorter run time.

Take a train ride through the 1940s on this memorable Baldwin City attraction. The Kansas Belle Dinner Train, located at the Midland Railway at 1515 High St., provides passengers with an exclusive experience only found right here in town. Most Americans today have never had the experience of riding on a train, let alone dined and been entertained on a train. So, by stepping onto the Kansas Belle, you are taking a step into a time warp through history.

Kansas Belle operates each Saturday evening, Sunday afternoon, and occasionally services a high-tea on weekdays or weekends. In this 22-mile round trip time warp, passengers will dine in the cars over a five-course dinner catered by 23rd Street Brewery’s exclusive menu, and they will be provided with murder-myster entertainment shows performed by actors from Theatre Lawrence.

Please request a reservation online or call Bruce Eveland, the owner and operator of Kansas Belle, to make a reservation. Reservations are required to be confirmed through the phone (verbally), or as Bruce likes to call it, “the old-fashioned way,” to make guests feel valued as well as make their experience unique to them.

For more  information on upcoming events, making reservations, or amenities on Kansas Belle Dinner Train, visit http://www.kansasbelle.com/reservation or Kansas Belle’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

5 reviews

  1. I cannot thank you and your company enough for the amazing night you gave me and Ashton. It was the perfect atmosphere for a unique marriage proposal and you went above and beyond to help make it perfect. The little touches like the flower arrangements and having BOTH sets of musicians play our song, absolutely amazing. We will most definitely be back on board for a murder mystery with The Kansas Belle Dinner Train. Again, THANK YOU for a once in a lifetime night.

  2. This marks the one-week anniversary of something Terri called ” truly magical” –our first ride on the Kansas Belle. You’ve really aced the elements that take service from good to great. I’ve seen a few five-star hotels do that with pre-printed cards, but what you and your team did, in crafting a written personal message, was a classy touch I’ve experienced nowhere else. The smiling and always attentive table service during the entire evening was outstanding. Then there was the consideration and willingness to help Terri customize the event to her wishes. Your team did it all, and with real flair, and made it look like it was no problem –even though we know it DID require a lot extra effort and time. In fact, the flowers are still fresh and in view as I write this. The home-made chocolate birthday cake deserved its own rave review, too. We will be back for more of that.

  3. We want to let you know our family had a wonderful time aboard the Kansas Belle Dinner Train. We loved the attention to details, recreating a bygone era. My teenage daughter certainly enjoyed playing in the mystery, she even won best actress and solved the who-done-it. Even my father, though deaf, liked to watch the activities and take in the view from the window. We’ll be back next year!

  4. My children took myself and husband on the lunch train for our birthdays. Awesome lunch, ride, and entertainment.

  5. We had such a good time last night celebrating our anniversary on the Kansas Belle Dinner Train. The music and atmosphere was a step back in time, and Bruce was such an elegant gentleman and lovely to talk to. The anniversary card signed by the crew was a sweet touch and will go with our momentos. Too bad I walked off and left the souvenir mug I bought!!! The train and the experience was everything we had hoped for…thank you for making our anniversary memorable!

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