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posted on May 08, 2015

Branson, Missouri is the perfect vacation destination for those looking to travel by train in order to see the most scenic views the city has to offer. Choose from a number of luxury train vacations during your Branson Trips. Branson promises one of the most scenic railways that will be sure to impress. 

Experience the Ozark foothills and tunnels the right way while riding the 40-mile round-trip Branson, MO train. The one hour and 45 minute trip extends through southwest Missouri to the northwest Arkansas wilderness. The Branson Scenic Railway offers beautiful views, combined with a lesson on the history of the area as you cross bridges and trestles. Get a glimpse of various types of wildlife and of the ruins of long-ago communities that can only be reached by railroad. Guests can experience luxury travel by train with this amazing adventure. 

Some landmarks that make this excursion special include: Crest Tunnel, Cricket Tunnel, Walnut Creek Trestle, Barren Fork Trestle, and Tharp's Grade. Some other sites, that are inaccessible by any other form of transportation include: the extinct communities of Gretna, Melva, and Ruth that have been preserved as they were in the early 20th century. 

The Branson train is made up of vintage and unique passenger cars, made to guests feel as if they have traveled back in time. The cars also offer a panoramic view of all the sites, ensuring guests don't miss out on anything. The Branson train headquarters are located in the historic 1905 depot in downtown Branson, only one block away from Lake Taneycomo. Here guests will find the administrative offices, the reservation and ticket office, and a gift shop that is perfect for finding that souvenir to take home to friends and family. 

During the winter months, experience the Branson train as the Polar Express. Beginning in November and running until the end of December, experience the Polar Express train ride with hot cocoa and cookies and see the Branson sites covered in snow. This luxury train vacation is perfect for families and kids will be enchanted by the adventure. 

All trip reservations and information can be found on the Branson Scenic Railway website! Experience Missouri the right way by indulging in a Branson train trip.



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