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Branson's Railroad Depot

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Trip down memory lane

I had taken a cross-country trip as a child on one of these trains in the 1950s. The main... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Adele G
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Henrietta
Ride the rails

We took the 11:30 ride. You leave Branson for a 20 mile ride south into Arkansas. Along the way you... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2017
jtoverstreet
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Eastlake, Ohio
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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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Branson, MO
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+1 800-926-5341
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Young children will be board and noisy as there is very little to see and nothing for them to do. Honestly, the trip down I-44 to Branson is more scenic than this 20 mile, 25 mph, journey. The narrative over the PA is difficult to...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

I had taken a cross-country trip as a child on one of these trains in the 1950s. The main configuration of the cars were just as I had remembered, but the upholstered seats and tablecloth covered tables had been replaced with simple, utilitarian chairs and...More

Thank Adele G
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We took the 11:30 ride. You leave Branson for a 20 mile ride south into Arkansas. Along the way you cross several bridges and pass through 2 tunnels all narrated by the conductor. We tried to time our visit for the fall colors. We were...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This was a disappointment. No scenery at all!! The person talking about the history of the area really tried to make nothing sound like something. Waste of time and money!!

Thank TerifromNJ
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Booked this after having nothing to do in the morning in our trip. Had read reviews that is not very "scenic" They were right. About 85% is brush and trees. A little pricey as well. It says 40 mile trip but is really a 20...More

Thank justtraveling_12
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

Nice scenic 2 hour train ride: one hour to the south of Branson, stop, then return the same path. Air conditioned, restored 1950's era cars and engines. A good experience riding on another style of train.

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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

A little disappointed. Concessions were good and reasonable priced. Not much scenery. Relaxing but kind of an expensive nap. Ok for 1 time.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We took grandchild to ride the train on the Polar Express around Christmas time. The kids all wore their Pj's and a story was told by the crew. We were all served cookies and hot chocolate. They talked about the train ride for days afterwards.

Thank randyc186
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Rode the train the last time I came in 2014 with a friend and we really liked it. First time on a real train and it went down the tracks a little ways and back but it was peaceful and scenic. Older people will like...More

Thank rfjinx
Reviewed September 23, 2016

We had high hopes for this activity. My husband doesn't get around as well as he used to so I thought this would be a great tour to take, but when we left the station all we really saw was trees! Plus it was rather...More

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