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“Relaxing”

Branson Scenic Railway (Ozark Zephyr)
Ranked #71 of 170 things to do in Branson
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Owner description: This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

My family and I took the train because our 3 year old loves trains. It was really relaxing and watching my son's face was worth every penny.

Thank KellMc
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Overall, I liked the train ride. It is a ride through the ozark hills with views of trees, stone, there are some waterfalls in the hills you can glimpse, I saw some deer and wild turkeys, there were two tunnels, a high bridge, and we crossed into Arkansas. The kids enjoyed their first train ride, and they had a little, reasonably priced lunch so they got to 'have lunch on a train'. Those are the pros of the trip. For the cons - it is very expensive! For the price of the tickets I expected the train to be classy- but when you step on it you quickly realize the interior has been poorly maintained and probably hasn't been updated since it was built. It would add to the whole experience if it were cleaner, more modern and classy- for the price they sell tickets they could certainly afford it.

1  Thank Jacquelyn F
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Branson railway takes you from Branson into Arkansas. The railcars are from the 1940's and 1950's, the engines are from the same period. The train staff wear period uniforms and throughtout the trip there is a narration of the area through hich your are traveling. The histry and scenery are wonderful. The adults and young children loved the dome cars and wandering from car to car, teenagers would rather listen to ipods, and get upset when their cell phones were unable to work in the mountains. There is a dining car and the food is quite resonable. Overall a nostalgic ride into travel 60 years ago. Highly recommended.

1  Thank dennis d
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Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Took the family and did the polar express experience which my 4 year old nephew loved it and would do it again. Recommend for little children because you dress up in PJ's and sit back enjoy the snacks, lights and the ride of the train.

Thank Jvmorgan
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is such a non-event. You sit on a train and look out of a window that is basically a mirror because the rock faces and trees are so close to the train. I wasnt allowed to bring my own water even though I was on medications and needed it. I was forced to buy their water. It seemed like you were almost always going to see something really neat but it never came along. there is nothing good about this train ride unless you want to go dizzy trying to look at scenery that is very close to your window and flying by at 35 MPH. An absolute waste of money and time you could be spending enjoying a show or walk through the riverwalk shopping area accross the road from the station.

3  Thank CW7171
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