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Branson Scenic Railway (Ozark Zephyr)

206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
+1 417-334-6110
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If you just like to ride on a train then you would enjoy the excursion but other than that you just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rebecca S
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Just a train ride- don't get too excited

We live in Branson and have taken this ride several times. Why? I don't know. It's a train ride... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good21%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible15%
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206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
+1 417-334-6110

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you just like to ride on a train then you would enjoy the excursion but other than that you just see trees. If there is beautiful landscapes to see they are well hidden by trees. My family did not enjoy the trip.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We live in Branson and have taken this ride several times. Why? I don't know. It's a train ride. You look at trees and.......that's about it. If you've ever been on a train ride, you've already seen what you'll see here. Save your money and...More

Thank BransonWildFlowers
Reviewed 4 days ago

What do you expect when you take a train ride? I don't know but my husband and I traveled all over and have been on the Conway Railway in New Hampshire, Georgetown in Colorado, Pikes Peak Railways, Royal Gorge, and Cumbres and Toltec. So, I...More

1  Thank MaryannF650
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked passage on the two-hour ride. Crossing trestles and looking down and going through tunnels chiseled through hills was fascinating. However, much of the ride produces nothing but trees to view. The narration adds substance to the ride. I would imagine when the foliage...More

Thank WallyB47
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are only a few cars with the open viewing...the others have regular chairs for seats, which backup to the windows. The most exciting thing to see or do on the train is the concession car. Unless you like trees, which is the only thing...More

Thank cajunbrees
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a great experience. Never been on a passenger train and saw countryside. Kids enjoyed walking around train cars.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boring and not worth the price. Did not meet my group's expectations. We thought we'd be riding the rails through the hills, not the flat lands.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this thinking it would be a nice scenic ride . We did not see much but trees . The staff was nice, and it was a nice ride but you do not see much at all. This ride was not what we expected.

Thank barbCarlinv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on several scenic train rides and loved them this is not scenic or memorable the train backs up for about 20 mile and then runs back to station the track is heavily wooded and there are no views the biggest thing is...More

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Branson with my elderly parents so was looking for something they could do besides a show. We decided on the railway trip. Even though mom uses a walker she was able to sit in the observation car. The staff was outstanding but the...More

1  Thank drmoore
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Vanetta R
Is it handicapped accessible?
3 October 2016|
Response from The_Good_Music_Man |
Yes there are ramps and you can just roll right on. There are stairs going up to the dome, though since it is a bit tight, but I think that is the only "stairs only" place.
April P
We are thinking about doing the Polar Express this winter. Had a couple of questions. Should we do the 5pm dinner or the 6:30pm dinner? Any other tips for taking the Polar Express? Thanks!
1 October 2016|
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Response from celeste_albaugh | Reviewed this property |
How fun! I'm sorry I can't be of help to you! I didn't take the polar express so I honestly do not know.
Best place to sit.
13 September 2016|
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Response from Wrenpa | Reviewed this property |
If you get there early you might enjoy the scenic observation deck , but they load the train according to ticket purchases , and disabled just have to stand in line like everyone else . Roof deck was full by time we loaded... More