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Arkansas Missouri Railroad

306 East Emma, Springdale, AR 72764
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Springdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife
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English first
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took the excursion train on the Arkansas Missouri railroad from Van Buren to Winslow and back. It was fun traveling in a train car that was built in the early 1900's. The scenery was great and the staff on the train were helpful and entertaining. We traveled on a hot day in July and were comfortable, the air conditioning... More

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a great conductor by the name of Larry, and he really made it fun. The train was late getting in but that is to be expected. Van Buren was a small town which was slowly drying up because of the economics. I did enjoy Marcia Cooksey unique shop while there.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great staff especially Brenda the manager. trips were good , staff excellent. The food on the train was good

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Mayfield, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Wonderful dedicated people work & run this great railroad. We were in Springdale for the NRHS annual convention. The railroad put on a great performance. We were really impressed by "Brenda" who was the key linchpin pin of the whole operation. "Angela" was a super railroad cop. The passenger train is mostly run by volunteers & they were great including... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We booked the excursion from Van Buren to Winslow! The conductor/guide tells you the history of the towns and includes trivia and fun facts. We were sitting in first class which included lunch and a picture! Definitely will do this again soon!

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was our first time to ride a train and it was great. The scenery would have been better if it was fall, but we really enjoyed it. I would not recommend it for small children, because the trip is a little long, and lot of children on the train were getting restless. We had living social vouchers so we... More

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Wells, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Rode the train from Springdale to Van Buren, had the best time. The scenery was wonderful. Would recommend gor anyone wanting a get away for a day.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was with a group of photographers, it was a fall photo op. The leaves were colorful. The train went at a moderate speed. It even stopped and let us off, and backed up and came through the tunnel, and over the trestle again, so that we could get shots of it coming at us. What a great day! It... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I would like very much to give this a 5 rating but I just can't. Read the other reviews and most of them are pretty accurate. The big let down for us was the scenary. We went in the fall, just past the peak foliage. We have made the trip from Springdale to Van Buren many times on I-540 and... More

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great customer service (especially with a handicapped passenger) complimented a relaxing and scenic ride. The views were great, especially from the trestles and tunnel as we passed through the mountains and valleys. The cost was very reasonable. Shopping during the layover in Van Buren was fairly interesting, and a museum is close by that we did not visit, but which... More

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