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Branson Scenic Railway (Ozark Zephyr)

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Address: 206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
Phone Number: +1 417-334-6110
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.

This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.

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Polar Express train show was sooooo fun

Don't accuse me of being an adult. I had a fun time watching the Polar Express show on the train and sipping Hot chocolate with the Elves and kids. It was a very fun time in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
iculungman
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't accuse me of being an adult. I had a fun time watching the Polar Express show on the train and sipping Hot chocolate with the Elves and kids. It was a very fun time in the cold.

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USA
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My review is for the Polar express train ride that runs seasonally and is typically sold out. My opinion is that this is primarily for children or those that want to see young children beam at the sight of Santa and the theme of the express train once inside. The only way to go is the premium seating because that... More 

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Thank chitsey
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 4 and 2 1/2 year old enjoyed the train ride but the 2 1/2 year old quickly lost interest. The entertainment was fun for the kids. For the money we spent, we would have liked the entertainment to be a bit more. Seemed the staff stood around a lot when they weren't delivering cookies and cocoa. Which by the... More 

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Thank Mibin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There aren't too many reviews about the Polar Express ride, so I wanted to give my input. My 5 year old absolutely LOVED it!! It was completely worth the money. The staff is amazing and friendly, and Santa is the perfect Santa. The souvenir bell is a nice gift. The cookies and hot chocolate were top notch. The path the... More 

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Owensville, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an afternoon ride. Made reservations easily online. Picked up tickets at the station immediately before departure. Note: the order (you get a number) in which you board the train is the order in which reservations were made. So, book early to board first (the domed observation sections fill up first). The train makes about a 20 mile run... More 

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Brunei
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really looking forward to the trip but was disappointed as most of the view was of trees. The commentary was informative, but the constant music was annoying. This was perhaps my fault as we were seated in front of a speaker. To get a view from the bubble cars, you need to check in early so that you... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Polar Express train was fun for our whole family! It isn't the cheapest activity, but was worth it for the experience. We went in a family group, and so we were able to board one of the train cars first. We chose to sit up top, and that was a treat. The hot chocolate was the perfect temp, the... More 

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Branson a thousand times, but just recently went on the Scenic Railway. I will definitely do it again! The ride was relaxing and beautiful, the staff were helpful and friendly, even the snacks were good and at a great price! You have to make a reservation and you have to ask for the skylight view, but even... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Branson scenic railway Polar Express train was money well spent. The cars were decorated, singing carols, coco with cookies, lights, and Santa. Everyone was well into character. My son was grinning ear to ear. The Santa was great too. I recommend it even though it can be expensive.

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the scenic tour train ride was about 2 hrs long and got to ride in the skylight cars what an adventure, They also have the "Polar Express" which I recommend, of the 52 "Polar" rides in the country this one is rated #1 Unbelievable

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