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Branson Scenic Railway (Ozark Zephyr)

206 East Main Street, Branson, MO 65616
417-334-6110
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Ranked #138 of 206 attractions in Branson
Type: Scenic Railroads
Description: This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.
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Iola, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Nice Relaxing ride on a wonderfully restored train. Great folks, lots of interesting facts about the area and reasonably priced. Small kids might get bored after a bit, but you are free to walk up and down the train as it moves.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A great train experience. Very educational and scenic. You can choose to ride the scenic vista cars or the lower level cars. They are restored from different years.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Not long after leaving the station the power failed meaning no air and no lights and no announcements. Had to return in silence and stand in line behind pissed off people to get a refund. Not the way I wanted to spend an afternoon in Branson. It could have been fun.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The history and scenery is great, to relax and enjoy some time without all the hassle is worth the ticket, riding a train brings back memories of the 50's for me and listening to my nephew get excited ablut sitting and looking (2yrs) is special. There is a concession stand on the train and the staff is friendly and fun.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went on the Branson Scenic Railway. The ride was very relaxing. The train attendants were great and very friendly. The food is very reasonable and tastes GREAT!!!

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Farwell, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Fun and relaxing! We have heard that this train ride is absolutely gorgeous in the fall! Unfortunately we were in Branson in March. We will definitely try to get here during prime season. The narrator on the train ride did an excellent job of telling us the history of the area. That helped to make the trip have more meaning!... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I know alot of people are giving this bad reviews but I just have to say that a scenic view is what I paid for and that's what I got. My wife and I loved it but my 11 year old of course was bored after 15 minutes.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Me and my husband took our 18 month on this train ride and we all had fun! We really enjoyed the narrator and the views were amazing! Our little one enjoy walking around and going up to the observation car. We defiantly want to go again when they do the Polar Express :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I really like trains so this was worth the money for me. Personally, I don't expect much more out of Branson since it is all about 'selling' stuff. Most of the reviews I have read were accurate but it was train and I overlooked the negative stuff. Each season in the Ozarks has it's own beauty so I would not... More

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Arkansas
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Rode the Polar Express. They did a great job. It was super fun! Recommend especially under six years old. Not worth paying extra for a table. Plenty of room in cars. They don't over-crowd. Sit on inside to see Santa. Enjoy!

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