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Branson Scenic Railway (Ozark Zephyr)

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Address: 206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
Phone Number:
+1 417-334-6110
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.

This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.

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We took an afternoon ride. Made reservations easily online. Picked up tickets at the station immediately before departure. Note: the order (you get a number) in which you board... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
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Owensville, Missouri

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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

There aren't too many reviews about the Polar Express ride, so I wanted to give my input. My 5 year old absolutely LOVED it!! It was completely worth the money. The staff is amazing and friendly, and Santa is the perfect Santa. The souvenir bell is a nice gift. The cookies and hot chocolate were top notch. The path the... More 

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Owensville, Missouri
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We took an afternoon ride. Made reservations easily online. Picked up tickets at the station immediately before departure. Note: the order (you get a number) in which you board the train is the order in which reservations were made. So, book early to board first (the domed observation sections fill up first). The train makes about a 20 mile run... More 

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Brunei
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185 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I was really looking forward to the trip but was disappointed as most of the view was of trees. The commentary was informative, but the constant music was annoying. This was perhaps my fault as we were seated in front of a speaker. To get a view from the bubble cars, you need to check in early so that you... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Polar Express train was fun for our whole family! It isn't the cheapest activity, but was worth it for the experience. We went in a family group, and so we were able to board one of the train cars first. We chose to sit up top, and that was a treat. The hot chocolate was the perfect temp, the... More 

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1 Thank nyguy73
Missouri
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I've been to Branson a thousand times, but just recently went on the Scenic Railway. I will definitely do it again! The ride was relaxing and beautiful, the staff were helpful and friendly, even the snacks were good and at a great price! You have to make a reservation and you have to ask for the skylight view, but even... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Branson scenic railway Polar Express train was money well spent. The cars were decorated, singing carols, coco with cookies, lights, and Santa. Everyone was well into character. My son was grinning ear to ear. The Santa was great too. I recommend it even though it can be expensive.

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Thank Tigerlily1079
Evansville, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We went on the scenic tour train ride was about 2 hrs long and got to ride in the skylight cars what an adventure, They also have the "Polar Express" which I recommend, of the 52 "Polar" rides in the country this one is rated #1 Unbelievable

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Western Springs, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A cute little trip on some Pullman cars. The dome cars are the best place to watch the scenery. Not sure if I would do in the summer because the trees would block most of the scenery. We went in November and the leaves were off the trees. Pretty much the same rolling hills of the Ozarks all the way.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We took our 6 yr and 10yr old with us and it was great! Here's the deal we were one of the Last people to board so we were worried not being able to sit together! Too our luck the moment we boarded we turned right into the 1 st car! Go this route if you do not have reserved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking scenery of the mountains. We were comfortable in our seats with many options to choose from. It was decorated for Christmas so that was fun! Loved the big band music playing for ambience. Friendly staff. We will return in the spring when the dogwoods are blooming.

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