For some, it's the memory of an era long gone...for others, it's the wish to let their grandchildren experience the Golden Age of Travel, just as they did as children. Whatever your reason, you are almost guaranteed to leave this train excursion with the feeling of a warm, baked apple pie in your heart!
Your trip will be in Club Class seating on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad, enjoying a journey that you will remember for a lifetime. The 70 mile round trip excursion takes you over trestles and through the Winslow tunnel for some of the most breath-taking scenery you're likely to see in "The Natural State."
Please Note: This trip departs from Van Buren, Arkansas - 152 miles from Branson, Missouri.
We also offer this trip in Coach Class and First Class. Please click the appropriate link below to check availability and order one of those classes of service:
Van Buren to Winslow Arkansas & Missouri Train - Coach Class
Van Buren to Winslow Arkansas & Missouri Train - First Class
10:45 am Boarding (11:00 am departure) Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - and sometimes on other days of the week (April through September)
Train departs 15 minutes after boarding.
48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pickup is not available for this tour. Departure will be from the Van Buren Depot. Details to be provided on your E-ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.
Ride back to the Golden Age of Travel in beautifully restored turn-of-the-century passenger cars with elegant inlaid mahogany interior. Each excursion train is staffed with knowledgeable passenger conductors to provide a nostalgic touch and historical commentary -- a treat for the beginning and seasoned rail traveler alike. There is rich, relaxing history all along the way.
CLUB CLASS SERVICE:
The Club Class has seating in 1917 - 1920's Vintage Pullman coach cars, which have velvet bench style seating with mahogany inlay. The Club Class includes snack and beverage service.
Arkansas reveals her inner beauty from the train's route through the bluffs and valleys of the Boston Mountains. The rest of your exciting trip is supplied by the peaceful view of the surrounding Ozarks and the friendly faces Arkansas is famous for.Impeccably restored and polished, the passenger train is a ride back in time and a journey forward as the wonders of Ozark wildlife and 1920s opulence merge during this two-hour excursion.
Begin your afternoon adventure at The Old Frisco Station, a Van Buren landmark and welcome center for over a century. Settle in to the plush grandeur of the comfortable passenger cars and hold your breath as the tracks take you over the Arkansas River, through a quarter mile tunnel and over a series of trestles overlooking the rugged and spectacular forestland. Laugh and wonder with the conductor, who will share his tales of lore and his knowledge of this beautiful and bountiful part of the world.
48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Please order online or call to order or for more information.
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
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