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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
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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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Uneventful train ride. Didn't see much. Train had a slightly musty odor. Kids were bored. I don't think I'd do this again.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
North Canton, Ohio
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North Canton, Ohio
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89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Uneventful train ride. Didn't see much. Train had a slightly musty odor. Kids were bored. I don't think I'd do this again.

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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153 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed. The ride snd experience are fine, if you want to pay to relax or take a nap then you might enjoy the ride. There isn't much to see snd you pretty much sit on the train for the entire ride. Would not recommend, there and back are the same ride/same scenery.

1 Thank Kdahlers
Missouri, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I had read reviews on here, so my expectations were low. The Polar Express was wonderful. My 3 year old loved every minute of it. The staff were nice, and made sure we never ran out of hot chocolate or cookies. Cleaned our mugs and bagged them up for us in a reusable collector bag. Some reviews says the hot... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We booked this experience with our 7 year old nephew and it was more than he dreamed about and then some!! We bought the DVD for him to watch prior to going here (you MUST do that) and he watched it over and over plus we watched it too. He arrived in his pajamas - just like all the other... More 

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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13 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We rode the Polar Express and really enjoyed it. We were unable to obtain the VIP section due to it being sold out, but we were happy with just getting tickets. The interactions the staff had with passengers and the friendliness of the staff was exceptional. We really enjoyed it and my 11 month old grandson really liked the music... More 

Thank memaw72560
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

First I will say book your tickets early and pick up early on the day of the ride to avoid the rush. Premium tickets are a must!! We had very high expectations and they were surpassed!!! We took our 2 year old daughter and had a magical time. We enjoyed every minute! The staff was amazing and put on a... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We took a ride on the Polar express - which runs seasonally. It will go down in history as one of my favorite holiday experiences with my kids. The excitement that they experienced was worth every penny. They thought of everything including fake snow. Highly recommend it!

Thank Lisa_G2117
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had very high expectations based on friends that have went. All in all I feel it is something worth doing at least once with young kids but not sure I will be back for a second time. We upgraded to the section with private tables and unlimited cocoa and cookies, though we never got refills. The souvenir mug was... More 

1 Thank EEAHB
Saint Louis, Missouri
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46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our daughter enjoyed the Polar Express train ride as well as we did. The staff was very friendly and very entertaining throughout the whole ride. Hot chocolate was the perfect temperature to drink right when they brought it. Santa was great as well as the dancing elves. Bonus was the part of the ride that they turned the lights out... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Don't accuse me of being an adult. I had a fun time watching the Polar Express show on the train and sipping Hot chocolate with the Elves and kids. It was a very fun time in the cold.

1 Thank iculungman

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