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Branson's Railroad Depot

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Address: Branson, MO
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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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A fun train ride

This is very interesting near Branson landing. You and your family can enjoy a train ride into the Missouri countryside if you like.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very interesting near Branson landing. You and your family can enjoy a train ride into the Missouri countryside if you like.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is advertised to make you think it is going to be filled with beautiful views of scenery. It is not. You're limited to what you see and all you do it go one way, stop and reverse back to the Depot. Expensive and not worth it.

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Thank mickiec2014
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Lasts about 2 hours, coming and going, ole remodeled VistaDome Bud cars from the 1940s. Think Philadelphia here. Very scenic route, includes trestle bridges and an under-the-mountain tunnel, which is pretty cool. Refreshments available for a high cost. Can be long lines and can sell out seats, so be prepared to go early. Parking can be a little troublesome, since... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife has never been on a train that was Modern we've always road The Narrow Gauge trains in Durango Colorado and everywhere else this was a trip back in time to more recent times a nostalgic train ride was great Old-time music good narration and lots of fun they also have an evening ride on Saturdays with food !!!folks... More 

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2 Thank revDB
Long Island, NY
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132 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Two hour ride to see trees and listen to big band music. Narration was almost non-existent. Expected a narration of the history of the region and the railroad. When queried, Conductor John gave us a wonderful history of Branson, but, only our car heard it. He was quite knowledgeable.

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Mooresboro, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

we took the scenic train trip and enjoyed the history and relaxation that it provided. We rode in the dome car and the views were awesome! We also sat in the recliner seats in one of the cars which was very relaxing.

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1 Thank Hantman
Branson, Missouri
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57 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

My wife and I have ridden the train several times. We especially enjoy the views when the leaves are not yet on the trees, but when the dogwoods and other flowering trees are in bloom. We've never ridden in the observation cars, but like the rail car that has a brown/maroon interior because it has a concrete platform which gives... More 

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1 Thank Bob E
Bowler, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The ride was nice, we saw a lot of beautiful land, animals, creeks, rivers. We also went thru 2 tunnels, which the kids thought were very cool. Ride was a bit long for small children but good for everyone else. Wish they would have had a big sign as you approached the station that said "don't bring any food or... More 

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2 Thank Shawn M
Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

At Christmastime every year, they run the Polar Express. My grandsons loved it, they told the Polar Express story, punched their tickets, posed for photos, had hot chocolate and cookies, saw Christmas lights on the trip as well as the North Pole!!! Even gave them bells as they were exiting the train.

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1 Thank K9123EVpatriciaw
Conway, Arkansas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The little boys (6 and 8) loved every minute of the almost-two hour ride. They loved the dome car most, but eating lunch on the train was the second best activity. Keeping this train going is probably not a big money maker for the owners, but I am glad that they do it to give young people like my grandsons... More 

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