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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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Scenic train

Went to railroad depot. Can't say nothing special about it. Took the scenic train trip. Overall boring. Music from 40,s which I know they were matching train. Could have been a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Larry R
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to railroad depot. Can't say nothing special about it. Took the scenic train trip. Overall boring. Music from 40,s which I know they were matching train. Could have been a lot more narration, which would have made trip a lot better. This is one thing in Branson will not do again.

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Thank Larry R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had always wanted to travel on a train and this is a great beginners ride! Not like I'm a hobo, but I have been on a few train rides and the renovated cars are what my mother used to travel on back in the 1940's. You gain an appreciation for how far we have come in 40-50-60-70 years

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Thank Mark O
Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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Thank DeaconCanada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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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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Long Island, NY
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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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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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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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Bowler, Wisconsin
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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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