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Branson Scenic Railway (Ozark Zephyr)

206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
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Not much to see

Would be great in fall but not summer. Could not see much except trees and rock banks, 2 dark... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ajc56
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Acworth, Georgia
Not worth the money! Do not bother!

Went on the ride expecting what we paid for, a 40 mile trip of scenic views. We made it to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kshort18
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Ottumwa, Iowa
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This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good21%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible15%
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206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Would be great in fall but not summer. Could not see much except trees and rock banks, 2 dark tunnels

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on the ride expecting what we paid for, a 40 mile trip of scenic views. We made it to the first tunnel.. only made it halfway through, lights went out, air went out, crew members were rushing around and noone said anything to us....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

was supposed to be scenic and was supposed to be 23 miles per hour ride but it went a lot faster. about all we saw was heavy growth on both sides not scenic at all we crossed one river and it went by so fast...More

Thank Glen C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were excited to take this train ride on a hot and humid day. We were told the train before us did not have air but within 15 minutes the cars would be cooled down and we would be very comfortable. About halfway through the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure why the railroad is captioned scenic. I found it minimally scenic. We went through 2 tunnels. Air conditioning went out and also the lights. A passenger freaked out in the darkness. Not very enjoyable this time. Perhaps they could add some entertainment along...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To begin with, there is nothing "SCENIC" about riding a train where the trees along the tracks block any view of the countryside. Second, when the train electrical system goes out the air conditioning stops. We spent 2 hours in sweltering heat with no air...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the scenic ride and saw some wildlife. Had lunch on the train which was very good and reasonable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me say that because the train had a malfunction it does not mean it happens all the time, but from what I understand it has been happening more than it should. It is not scenic in my opinion, unless you consider moving at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very excited as we boarded the train filled with anticipation of the beautiful scenery we were about to see as we experienced an afternoon train ride. The train ride itself was fun and if that is your goal you will enjoy the ride...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If they just advertised this as a "train ride" it would be more truthful because there isn't much "scenic" to be found. You can see trees and rock walls alongside the tracks. That's it. Very deceptive. If you just enjoy trains or are a train...More

1  Thank Margaret C
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nbrooks2491_nb
9 May 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.
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blisieux
26 March 2018|
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Response from Sweetsforall | Reviewed this property |
You board in groups from a platform into the first car which has tables and chairs but if what to be on the viewing car or any other type car you must walk in narrow isles and climb up and down 2 or 3 steps at beginning of... More
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Linda C
4 February 2018|
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Response from Interbay | Reviewed this property |
The scenic day time train we paid $15 per person, but I think I had a discount coupon
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