Take a ride through time in a glass-topped railroad car. The tour is 105-minutes long and travels a 40-mile trail from downto... More
Branson Scenic Railway
Take a ride through time in a glass-topped railroad car. The tour is 105-minutes long and travels a 40-mile trail from downtown Branson to Galena and back. The trip winds across the Ozark Mountains, into verdant valleys, over narrow bridges, and through tunnels. The 5pm tour on Saturdays is a little shorter, but includes a four-course prime rib dinner. A snack car is available for refreshments on all other excursions.
This was the not an enjoyable experience, there are no senic views. All you see is trees,tunnels and tressels, all within five feet of the train. It was like being in a tunnel the entire trip. I love Branson but this is one outing that is not worth the time or money.
The ride itself was very scenic and enjoyable. However, the vintage railroad cars were not restored to their former grandeur. They were dirty and smelled of mildew and cigarette smoke. This attraction could have been so much more if management would only clean and touch up the passenger/observation cars.
As a 74 year old who remembers those train trips across the country this short tour brought back fond memories. These cars are clean, and while lacking their original seats, were very comfortable for the tour, and nobody had to stand.
The views are mostly of trees and rock walls where the tracks run through cuts in the hills. Some small towns and buildings, and just enough scenic views of lakes, crossings and bridges to brighten up the trip.