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Branson Scenic Railway (Ozark Zephyr)

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Branson Scenic Railway (Ozark Zephyr)
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This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.
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206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
+1 417-334-6110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my grandaughter and I don't know what I was expecting but I'm sure that wasn't it. The train was decorated with some old looking christmas decorations and they lights were kept on bright inside the train the entire time making it difficult...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katrina A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family took our first real train ride June 2018. We mostly sat in one of the dome cars for the views, and turns out the heat too. We also bought snacks from the concession car. Overall a fun trip!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction has always been on our list of things to do. We decided to ride the 2 PM excursion at the last minute and easily bought tickets (FYI: veteran discount). We completely enjoyed ourselves, and plan to return when the fall colors are at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jackie-JorgeG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get your tickets and board near Branson Landing, The trip takes you south of Branson across bridges, through a tunnel, etc. A fun narrated tour just as you would expect. Goes several miles, then they stop, switch the locomotive to the other end and bring...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bob84403
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the standard scenic route (not the Polar Express) one afternoon over Thanksgiving week. It was really neat to be on an old-school train car! You go over water and through tunnels and see some cool stuff. We booked our tickets online hoping...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank raiderlex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a cluster from the time you TRY to buy tickets until the time you leave!!! No organization at all in ticket sales, boarding or exiting. Everyone one is just piled into one open spot with no lines or organization at all. Car...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrheavyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a ride through history realizing you are riding on history from 1900’s on equipment from the 50’s. The kids like the train not realizing history while the adults need to appreciate history and what has transpired. I grew up on the railroad and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gene R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great way to "ride the rails" back into time! The train is a 1950's model with train cars designed from the late 40's/50's. You will hear 1940's music playing throughout all the cars. They had 3 dome viewing cars to sit in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stoogeg3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Branson Polar Express has become a favorite for the grand babies and us. We started this tradition last year when they were one. This year memory even became more magical. The Conductor "Larry", Cook "Candace" and even Santa were beyond amazing. Each of them went...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the train itself was quaint and decorated for the holidays, we felt the cost was a bit high for basically a ride through the woods. The scenery left a lot to be desired. The staff however were welcoming, friendly and appeared to enjoy their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 22, 2018|
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Response from bluenote2k | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot is across the street from the depot. It is located by the Landing, and therefore it does tend to get crowded. I believe it is business specific parking, but if no one is watching, it gets overflow parkers... More
Analeigh V
October 8, 2018|
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Response from Densonfrnc | Reviewed this property |
Just fine for adults only A lot were without kids
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Kevin F | Reviewed this property |
The earlier you buy tickets the earlier the group you board in. We purchased weeks in advance and boarded second group.