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Branson's Railroad Depot

Branson, MO
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Ranked #195 of 221 Attractions in Branson
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Board a scenic train to the Ozarks or find out about special events and other tourist attractions at this central site.
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We took the train tour and enjoyed it very much. All of the passengers go for the upper level viewing parts so it gets crowded up there. I would suggest spending part of your time down below. Can still see everything and have plenty of room.

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Swainsboro, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Good way to let the family experience a train ride. Nothing exciting but fun nonetheless. Snack car was the only thing available this time of year. Would like to have had a dining experience but doesn't start til April.

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Katy, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

What a wonderful ride from the past. The tunnels and the gentle sway could put one to sleep. The unique cars and informative observations along the way is quite the experience. The trestles and panoramic views of the Ozarks are a slight to see. Very children friendly with concessions on board. A definite 2 hour experience for all!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Save your money. Not worth the over priced cost of admission. We payed $78 for 3 people to sit in a train for 1 1/2 hours. All you saw were rocks and trees. Couldn't understand the tour guide because the audio system was garbled. Our tickets had a high number so we were last to board. Thought we had assigned... More

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Bridgeport, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The train ride was disappointing a it was 1 1/2 hrs into the Ozark Mountains and Arkansas. Mostly all you saw was the two sides of the hill which had been dug out for the train years ago. We expected to see more. It was one of the have to do in Branson which I would skip. It would be... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Loved the different cars, especially the dome car on top. The scenery is lovely and very relaxing enjoyable time.

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harrison
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

More than what I expected, got guided tour and history of the area

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We bought tickets thinking the ride would be filled with anecdotes and the history of the Ozarks. Instead it was mostly just staring out the window looking at trees for two hours. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless the were extreme train enthusiasts.

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Freeport, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Riding in a domed railroad car was a novel experience, but after the first 10 minutes, all the trees you see look the same. There was virtually nothing to see but leaves. I was expecting a scenic trip through the Ozarks--their publicity material makes it seem that's what you'll get. The four of us who went on this excursion all... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

If you want to ride a historic train for about 2 hours or you enjoy historic trains, this is an enjoyable, informative tour. if you have kids, want to ride the train and actually see the ozarks, I would not recommend this. 2/3 of the trip is nothing but woods on both sides of the train. Very little scenic view... More

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