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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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Nothing scenic about it

If you like rocks and trees, then this is for you. And if you don’t get a seat in a domed car... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NancyJDurrett
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Ruston, Louisiana, United States
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Not so scenic, still enjoyable

We took a 2pm standard departure. The trees are so grown up around the track that you don't get to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
erin_lsc
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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This historic train takes visitors on a tour through the Ozark hills.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good20%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible16%
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“dome cars” (45 reviews)
“dinner train” (40 reviews)
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206 E Main St, Branson, MO 65616-2716
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+1 417-334-6110
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you like rocks and trees, then this is for you. And if you don’t get a seat in a domed car (there are only 3 & each seats 24) then you only see rock face of gorges you ride through.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a 2pm standard departure. The trees are so grown up around the track that you don't get to really see all that much of the scenery. Having said that, if you, like me, think it's pretty cool to pass an hour or 2...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited to ride the train. We were the first two people to get on and made our way to one of three dome cars. Wanted to make sure we had a good view. However, all we were able to see for most of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and 4 friends were all fooled by the word scenic in the name of this attraction. We thought scenic meant we would see beautiful or at least interesting sites. Instead we saw a close up view of trees, trees and more trees. At one...More

Thank kathycarter3335
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled this railway with the wife. We were in the first boarding group and got seats in the Dome Car. While it's hot up there in the summer it's worth it for the great view of the Ozarks. Train has great history too, with cars...More

Thank sglbgg23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son really wanted to take the train, so we gave in, but were very disappointed. It's really not very scenic, goes though a wooded area, so see mostly trees. There is a tunnel and a trestle, but really not much to see, both my...More

1  Thank 1818Dee1818
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only wished I had read the reviews prior to buying tickets ($31 ea.). The 90 minute train ride is nothing but non-scenic views of a heavily wooded area (no scenic views), two dark tunnels and a few exposed limestone rock formations. The entire trip...More

1  Thank RVTLVT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was very disappointing and a waste of 146.00 (on line price). The air conditioning was not working so it was extremely hot. It was so hot the cheese cubes (appetizer) was melted on the plate upon sitting down. My husband ordered fish; took...More

1  Thank carcar6769
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only imagine this trip during the Autumn when leaves have changed and some have dropped from trees, giving you a better "scenic" view of the hills and vistas. Otherwise , most of the trip going South to Arkansas is in deep woods with...More

1  Thank fconorozzo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average experience. Unless you get tickets early and get first boarding for the dome seats, it’s not really worth it. We sat below because the dome seats were all taken by time we boarded and it wasn’t that scenic. We saw trees, rock walls, and...More

Thank KayLW816
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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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