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Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

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Address: 306 East Emma, Springdale, AR 72764
Phone Number: 1.800.687.8600
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Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife

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Hot Summer Day/Cool First Class

My husband and I picked one of the hottest days of the year to take our excursion on the Arkansas-Missouri Railroad. However, Conductor MIke did a great job of keep our first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Springfield, MO
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Collinsville, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We rode the train from Springdale to Van Buren. We purchased our tickets from Groupon then upgraded to the dome. I'm glad we did the kids really enjoyed the 360 degree view. I bet the views when the trees change in the fall will be fabulous

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Bigelow, Arkansas
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We purchased a Groupon for this attraction and had an amazing time. Not only is the train vintage, the staff is well trained, and delightfully friendly! We did the Van Buren to Winslow, packed a picnic lunch for the train and had a scenic,romantic ride on the train. Beautiful views of the Boston Mt, complete with trestles and a tunnel.... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My son is totally into trains and we did the 3 hour train excursion from Van Buren, Arkansas to Springdale. It was fantastic! He was in heaven and stayed glued to the window the entire time. The scenery is gorgeous as you travel through the Boston Mountains. We went over 3 train trusses, which was scary to me....but he LOVED... More 

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Springfield, MO
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I picked one of the hottest days of the year to take our excursion on the Arkansas-Missouri Railroad. However, Conductor MIke did a great job of keep our first class** car cool and offering cold refreshments. The trip from Springdale to Van Buren took about 2.5 hours. However due to the heat, we had to go slower... More 

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Rogersville
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This scenic railroad ride was really fun and relaxing. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to go from Springdale to Van Buren. We upgraded to the 1st class car for $10 per person; lots of room plus snacks and beverages. Not a lot to do in Van Buren. At least 1/2 of the stores were either out of business or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Great train ride a little expensive but a great family outing In the summer they do fake train robberies

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was a very good train ride! We have rode passenger trains for the past 10 years in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arizona and now Arkansas. This one is one of the best other than the Verde Canyon in Arizona. Coach tickets are just fine...was in Car 105 that has been beautifully restored. Rode from Van Buren to Arkansas...volunteers... More 

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Garland, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We rode the train from Springdale to Van Buren on the Silver Feather car. We had a great time. Larry the conductor decided to give us a hard time since we're from Texas. Met a nice couple who sat across from us on the train. We went to the Drennan-Scott house once we got to Van Buren. Worth the time... More 

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Owasso, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We rode the excursion train out of Van Buren to Winslow and back. It was so much fun! Just gorgeous. Going over the trestles and through the tunnel was thrilling! (Kiss your sweetie in the tunnel.) Spring for the first class ticket. You will be glad to have the extra room and a table. Just know that the box lunch... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

After seeing a deal for this on Groupon my fiance and I jumped at the opportunity to ride the rails. Took the shorter 3 hour tour from Van Buren to Winslow. Ride was bumpy and trying to go to the bathroom during what feels like an earthquake was an adventure but other than that had a good time. There wasn't... More 

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