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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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Not so scenic

Not as scenic as i expected. The trip takes almost 2 hours but only goes in 1 direction and at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Wonderful train ride

If you enjoy trains, this one is a must-do when you come to Branson. You will see beautiful Ozark... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good21%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
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206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
+1 417-334-6110

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not as scenic as i expected. The trip takes almost 2 hours but only goes in 1 direction and at the halfway point then stops and reverses course back to the depot. Unfortunately trees blocked the "scenic" views almost the entire trip. Might be worth...More

Thank mu1976ls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy trains, this one is a must-do when you come to Branson. You will see beautiful Ozark scenery that you cannot see by automoblie. The big band music in the back ground is at a perfect volume, even when sitting near a speaker,...More

1  Thank L4399TMk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, let’s cover a few basics. On the train, there are snacks. Cash only. There is a small shop inside the train station, credit cards accepted. Bottle water is available. It was $2 a bottle. There is a restroom inside the station too. I do...More

2  Thank McWela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a relaxing change of pace. Although I was not at all sorry that we took the train, I think my expectations might have been a little high. Due to the route of the tracks, the scenery doesn't change a whole lot for much...More

Thank Gail H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I watched a preview of the railway from my hotel channel. i had low expectations for these type of things, it wasn't a tourist trap. it was fun. kids enjoyed the experience

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love our Branson, but this train could be so much better. The trip is through obstructed areas, and it's over before you know it. In our opinion, it is not worth the money. I do not know anything about the Holiday Polar Express Train...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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

2  Thank MaryannF650
Reviewed 18 June 2017 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
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Johnny B
13 July 2017|
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Response from Roberta L | Reviewed this property |
That's about right. Take your nap on the way back.
Vanetta R
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
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.