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Branson's Railroad Depot

Branson, MO
+1 800-926-5341
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Ride the rails

We took the 11:30 ride. You leave Branson for a 20 mile ride south into Arkansas. Along the way you... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Eastlake, Ohio
Branson Scenic Railway

This was a disappointment. No scenery at all!! The person talking about the history of the area... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Jamesburg, New Jersey
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Board a scenic train to the Ozarks or find out about special events and other tourist attractions at this central site.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“train ride” (18 reviews)
“real train” (2 reviews)
“polar express” (2 reviews)
Branson, MO
Branson, MO
+1 800-926-5341
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We took the 11:30 ride. You leave Branson for a 20 mile ride south into Arkansas. Along the way you cross several bridges and pass through 2 tunnels all narrated by the conductor. We tried to time our visit for the fall colors. We were...More

1  Thank jtoverstreet
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was a disappointment. No scenery at all!! The person talking about the history of the area really tried to make nothing sound like something. Waste of time and money!!

Thank TerifromNJ
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Booked this after having nothing to do in the morning in our trip. Had read reviews that is not very "scenic" They were right. About 85% is brush and trees. A little pricey as well. It says 40 mile trip but is really a 20...More

Thank justtraveling_12
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Nice scenic 2 hour train ride: one hour to the south of Branson, stop, then return the same path. Air conditioned, restored 1950's era cars and engines. A good experience riding on another style of train.

Thank GlobeTrotterRV3
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

A little disappointed. Concessions were good and reasonable priced. Not much scenery. Relaxing but kind of an expensive nap. Ok for 1 time.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took grandchild to ride the train on the Polar Express around Christmas time. The kids all wore their Pj's and a story was told by the crew. We were all served cookies and hot chocolate. They talked about the train ride for days afterwards.

Thank randyc186
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Rode the train the last time I came in 2014 with a friend and we really liked it. First time on a real train and it went down the tracks a little ways and back but it was peaceful and scenic. Older people will like...More

Thank rfjinx
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had high hopes for this activity. My husband doesn't get around as well as he used to so I thought this would be a great tour to take, but when we left the station all we really saw was trees! Plus it was rather...More

Thank Sisko412
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This train depot is right next to the road and is so accessible to viewing that if you want to see some, and wonderfully restored, train engines and car, this is a must-do destination. So, for me, it was great to see the old engines...More

Thank CJ5687
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We have ridden many trains and this didn't live up to its name. There was little to NO scenery until we got to the end of the ride before we came back the same way again. Very disappointing!!

Thank Dennis E
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