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Address: Branson, MO
Description: Board a scenic train to the Ozarks or find out about special events and...
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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Boring

If you want to relax do this and take a nap it isn't a bad train ride it's just a boring one go to the haygoods for a great show or the showboat this is relaxing just not exciting... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you want to relax do this and take a nap it isn't a bad train ride it's just a boring one go to the haygoods for a great show or the showboat this is relaxing just not exciting and their is no scenery just one thing at the end they stop and let you get a picture of I... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We'd never ridden a train and am super glad we did. Very interesting. Staff was very friendly and informative. Took the whole family and youngest was 7. Definitely worth the money. Be sure and walk through all of the cars as they are all unique. Wish the sound system was louder. I bet the dinner ride is good too. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was looking for something my mother, in her seventies, could do that would not require much walking. After about 10 minutes my mother looked at me and said this is boring. How much longer do we have to sit here. I had to agree.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is fun for the kids, with a train ride from Branson (we went south on our trip) into Arkansas. Great history of the train and the surrounding area. Sat in the dome cars, which offered a nice vantage point to see the changing Fall leaf colors. It was a tad warm up there, and the speaker system was hard... More 

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morse bluff, ne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We took this train ride in mid October. Hoping to see some color changing in the trees. It was still early to much color change. We got to sit in the upper viewing area. Seats face each other like in the old trains. We had a nice visit with another couple sitting across from us. Nice way to meet new... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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