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Address: Branson, MO
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Board a scenic train to the Ozarks or find out about special events and...

Board a scenic train to the Ozarks or find out about special events and other tourist attractions at this central site.

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Fun for family

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
randyc186
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Russellville, Arkansas
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Russellville, Arkansas
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114 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

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Thank randyc186
Overland Park, Kansas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 it as will the kids.

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Thank rfjinx
Godfrey, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 hard to understand what was being said over the speaker. So we were disappointed with... More 

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Thank Sisko412
Cincinnati, Ohio
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251 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 restored and operational. Definitely a view into a bygone era. Highly recommended.

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Thank CJ5687
Salem, United States
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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!!

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Thank Dennis E
Farmington, Missouri
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Went to railroad depot. Can't say nothing special about it. Took the scenic train trip. Overall boring. Music from 40,s which I know they were matching train. Could have been a lot more narration, which would have made trip a lot better. This is one thing in Branson will not do again.

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Thank Larry R
Hicksville, New York
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you have nothing, and I mean nothing better to do this is the last resort. If you enjoy a slow ride thru the woods this is for you otherwise stay away. Not worth the money or time wasted, there are better places to go and do stuff.

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Thank kuzmatic13
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife had always wanted to travel on a train and this is a great beginners ride! Not like I'm a hobo, but I have been on a few train rides and the renovated cars are what my mother used to travel on back in the 1940's. You gain an appreciation for how far we have come in 40-50-60-70 years

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Thank Mark O
Canada
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72 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is very interesting near Branson landing. You and your family can enjoy a train ride into the Missouri countryside if you like.

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Thank DeaconCanada
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72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is advertised to make you think it is going to be filled with beautiful views of scenery. It is not. You're limited to what you see and all you do it go one way, stop and reverse back to the Depot. Expensive and not worth it.

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