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Arkansas & Missouri Train to Van Buren from Springdale - Coach Class

Take an excursion on Arkansas & Missouri Railroad in Coach Class and enjoy a journey that you will remember for a lifetime.

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Starting at $53.95
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    Tour Overview

    "A Window Seat to History" - an opportunity to travel in the style of a bygone era. You can still enjoy the leisurely elegance of real train travel through the mountains and valleys of Northwest Arkansas. Over trestles with views for miles and through a quarter mile tunnel, your journey will take you all the way to the top of the scenic Boston Mountains and into the historic Arkansas River Basin. The Arkansas and Missouri Railroad is one of the few commercial lines left in the United States that operates both freight and passenger service. All passengers travel the regular working rails in refurbished antique coaches. These tickets are in Coach Class.

    Take this excursion on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad and enjoy a journey that you will remember for a lifetime. Your 134-mile round trip is an 8-hour scenic tour through the Boston Mountains that includes a two and a half hour stay in Historical Van Buren, where you can enjoy great shopping and dining.

    Please Note: This trip departs from Springdale, Arkansas - 93 miles from Branson, Missouri

    We also offer this trip in Club Class and First Class. Please click the appropriate link below to check availability and order one of those classes of service:
    Arkansas & Missouri Train to Van Buren from Springdale - Club Class
    Arkansas & Missouri Train to Van Buren from Springdale - First Class

    Length: 8 hours

    Time:

    7:45 am Boarding (8:00 am departure) Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - and sometimes on other days of the week (Late March 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 Springdale Depot. Details to be provided on your E-ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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    Tour Detail

    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.

    EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Rich history commentary as you ride.
    • Travel through the Boston Mountains.
    • Views from three high trestles over 100 feet from the ground.
    • Burrow through the 1,702-foot Winslow Tunnel.

    COACH CLASS SERVICE:

    The Coach Class has seating in 1917 - 1920's Vintage Pullman coach cars, which have velvet bench style seating with mahogany inlay. It includes the train ride only, with snacks available for purchase.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    • Distance: 134 mile Round trip
    • Boards: 7:45 am in Springdale, Arkansas
    • Departs: 8:00 am
    • Destination: Van Buren, Arkansas
    • Includes: Scenic tour with history and 2 1/2 hour layover for lunch and shopping.
    • Estimated Return time: 4:30 pm

    SEE HISTORIC VAN BUREN:

    Often featured in movies and television filming, Van Buren, Arkansas offers shopping and dining adventures for the young, and young at heart. Our Springdale to Van Buren excursion includes about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour stay in this historic town for lunch and shopping. While guests from Springdale enjoy Van Buren the train reboards passengers from Van Buren for a three hour journey back over the Mountain.

    48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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    ★★★★★ 5 of 5 Stars
    "Great customer service." Read All Reviews ›
    ★★★★★ 5 of 5 Stars
    "i took a train ride and it was good i have told others about it...but i told them to buy their tickets at the door" Read All Reviews ›
    ★★★★ 4 of 5 Stars
    "The train ride was a bit long with the trees covering most of the sights." Read All Reviews ›
    ★★★★★ 5 of 5 Stars
    "We dad a GREAT time and all the people who worked at the railroad were super nice and very informative, and I felt went the second mile to ensure we enjoyed our trip. We came home and recommended it to all our family and friends and we are planning a return trip in the fall." Read All Reviews ›
    ★★★★★ 5 of 5 Stars
    "I would recommend this trip into history. The crew was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Accommodations were excellent with everything being very clean .\nI would do it again if in the area." Read All Reviews ›

PricingUS Dollars Including Tax

  • Adult Rate
    $53.95
  • Child Rate Ages 4-12
    $26.95
  • Child - Free Ages 3 and Under, on Adult Lap
    Free
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  • * A processing fee of $6.95 applies to this tour.
  • * There is a variable service charge for most tickets.
  • * There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Tour Overview

"A Window Seat to History" - an opportunity to travel in the style of a bygone era. You can still enjoy the leisurely elegance of real train travel through the mountains and valleys of Northwest Arkansas. Over trestles with views for miles and through a quarter mile tunnel, your journey will take you all the way to the top of the scenic Boston Mountains and into the historic Arkansas River Basin. The Arkansas and Missouri Railroad is one of the few commercial lines left in the United States that operates both freight and passenger service. All passengers travel the regular working rails in refurbished antique coaches. These tickets are in Coach Class.

Take this excursion on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad and enjoy a journey that you will remember for a lifetime. Your 134-mile round trip is an 8-hour scenic tour through the Boston Mountains that includes a two and a half hour stay in Historical Van Buren, where you can enjoy great shopping and dining.

Please Note: This trip departs from Springdale, Arkansas - 93 miles from Branson, Missouri

We also offer this trip in Club Class and First Class. Please click the appropriate link below to check availability and order one of those classes of service:
Arkansas & Missouri Train to Van Buren from Springdale - Club Class
Arkansas & Missouri Train to Van Buren from Springdale - First Class

Length: 8 hours

Time:

7:45 am Boarding (8:00 am departure) Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - and sometimes on other days of the week (Late March 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 Springdale Depot. Details to be provided on your E-ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Tour Detail

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.

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Rich history commentary as you ride.
  • Travel through the Boston Mountains.
  • Views from three high trestles over 100 feet from the ground.
  • Burrow through the 1,702-foot Winslow Tunnel.

COACH CLASS SERVICE:

The Coach Class has seating in 1917 - 1920's Vintage Pullman coach cars, which have velvet bench style seating with mahogany inlay. It includes the train ride only, with snacks available for purchase.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Distance: 134 mile Round trip
  • Boards: 7:45 am in Springdale, Arkansas
  • Departs: 8:00 am
  • Destination: Van Buren, Arkansas
  • Includes: Scenic tour with history and 2 1/2 hour layover for lunch and shopping.
  • Estimated Return time: 4:30 pm

SEE HISTORIC VAN BUREN:

Often featured in movies and television filming, Van Buren, Arkansas offers shopping and dining adventures for the young, and young at heart. Our Springdale to Van Buren excursion includes about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour stay in this historic town for lunch and shopping. While guests from Springdale enjoy Van Buren the train reboards passengers from Van Buren for a three hour journey back over the Mountain.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

★★★★★ 5 of 5 Stars
"Great customer service." Read All Reviews ›
★★★★★ 5 of 5 Stars
"i took a train ride and it was good i have told others about it...but i told them to buy their tickets at the door" Read All Reviews ›
★★★★ 4 of 5 Stars
"The train ride was a bit long with the trees covering most of the sights." Read All Reviews ›
★★★★★ 5 of 5 Stars
"We dad a GREAT time and all the people who worked at the railroad were super nice and very informative, and I felt went the second mile to ensure we enjoyed our trip. We came home and recommended it to all our family and friends and we are planning a return trip in the fall." Read All Reviews ›
★★★★★ 5 of 5 Stars
"I would recommend this trip into history. The crew was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Accommodations were excellent with everything being very clean .\nI would do it again if in the area." Read All Reviews ›
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