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Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

Address: 306 East Emma, Springdale, AR 72764
Phone Number: 1.800.687.8600
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85%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife

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Amarillo, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
54 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic step back in time to the golden age of passenger railroad. No matter where you sit you will have great views. We enjoyed the dome car. Rolling through towns and over high trestles in the Boston Mountains offers a priceless look at this part of Arkansas you don't get from the road. If you go to... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We traveled first class on the train in November and rode to Van Buren. We loved the views, bridges, abd tressels. Large spacious seating and so comfortable! We would probably pick the car that has the clear top for viewing next time! Amazing trip! Highly recommend!

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Madison, Alabama
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530 reviews 530 reviews
232 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I love trains so my opinion is heavily weighed in favor of the railroad. I bought my family (2 adults & 3 kids) tickets at $12 & $7 per person on the Holiday Express from Springdale to Johnson, approximately 8 miles round trip and one hour in length. The station and the trains are beautiful, I was enchanted. The staff's... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We drove down from Northern Illinois with 2 grandsons in order to take the kids pajama Christmas train. Their website is lacking on information but I purchased club car tickets & hoped for the best. We stopped by in the afternoon to pick our tickets up & discovered a parking lot with kids activities so we stayed to have some... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a fantastic train trip over the scenic Ozark Mountains, complete with a tunnel and tall trestles. The staff was so friendly and accommodating, and we had a great time. Thanks A&M for a great trip!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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161 reviews 161 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My daughter won tickets for this train ride and we went the day after Thanksgiving. There weren't many of us on the train so we all rode in the "first-class car." The train car itself was lovely, decorated for Christmas. It was clean and very comfortable, outfitted with both tables and comfy chairs. The crew working that day was delightful;... More 

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We took the train from Springdale, Arkansas to Van Buren, Arkansas. The trip there took exactly 3 hours. The heat/cooling system on the train itself was inconsistant. The helpers on board were friendly and "aimed to please." It was a long three hours. Once in Van Buren, we were told we would be there for 3-1/4 hours. UGGGG! The stores... More 

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Lowell, Arkansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Arkansas & Missouri tourist train began in 1991 when a passenger car was added on Fort Smith bound freight trains. It was dropped off at Van Buren and then picked up when the freight passed through Van Buren. In 1998 it was formally announced that the tourist train would shut down in November. Governor Huckabee used the train for... More 

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Nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I'll try and write an honest review without coming off too harshly. We booked this adventure over a month in advance over the phone and got an email confirmation that we will have table #5 on the Silver Feather car 108. We arrived at the station about 30 minutes ahead of the departure time. Went into the door that said... More 

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Plainville, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The scenery was amazing. The stories the guide told were interesting. We even had a staged robbery which was fun. I was with a large tour group so we had a box lunch which was really yummy. My only complaint is that it was just a little too long. I think the one we did was 3 hours. I would... More 

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