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Arkansas & Missouri Train to Van Buren from Springdale - Late March to September

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

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Starting at $56.95
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    Tour Overview

    Take an excursion on Arkansas & Missouri Railroad and enjoy a journey that you will remember for a lifetime. This 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 shopping at over 80 stores and dine at several fine restaurants.

    '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 of our passengers travel the regular working rails in refurbished antique passenger or parlor coaches.

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

    Length: 8 hours

    Time:

    7:45 am Boarding (8:00 am departure) Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (Late March through September)

    Please Note: 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 or a 1950s-era parlor car. 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.
    • Concessions available.
    • Hillybilly lunch available.

    CLASSES OF SERVICE AVAILABLE:

    This excursion is available in Coach Class, Club Class or First Class. The Coach Class has seating in 1917 - 1920's Vintage Pullman coach, which has a velvet bench style seating with mahogany inlay. It includes the train ride only, with snacks available for purchase. The Club Class also has seating in 1917 - 1920"s Vintage Pullman coach, which has velvet bench style seating with mahogany inlay. The Club Class includes snack and beverage service. First Class has seatng in a 1950's Vintage Palor Car, the "Explorer", which is the A & M's most exquisite car in the fleet. Seating includes table and chair or lounge seating. The First Class includes train ride, snack and beverage service, and a souvenir photo. Please choose the appropriate order for the class of service that appeals to you.

    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 First Class
    $88.95
  • Child Rate First Class, Ages 4-12
    $88.95
  • Adult Rate Club Class
    $66.95
  • Child Rate Club Class, Ages 4-12
    $33.95
  • Adult Rate Coach Class
    $56.95
  • Child Rate Coach Class, Ages 4-12
    $28.95
  • Child - Free Ages 3 and Under, on Adult Lap
    Free
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  • * There is a variable service charge for most tickets.
  • * There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Tour Overview

Take an excursion on Arkansas & Missouri Railroad and enjoy a journey that you will remember for a lifetime. This 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 shopping at over 80 stores and dine at several fine restaurants.

'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 of our passengers travel the regular working rails in refurbished antique passenger or parlor coaches.

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

Length: 8 hours

Time:

7:45 am Boarding (8:00 am departure) Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (Late March through September)

Please Note: 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 or a 1950s-era parlor car. 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.
  • Concessions available.
  • Hillybilly lunch available.

CLASSES OF SERVICE AVAILABLE:

This excursion is available in Coach Class, Club Class or First Class. The Coach Class has seating in 1917 - 1920's Vintage Pullman coach, which has a velvet bench style seating with mahogany inlay. It includes the train ride only, with snacks available for purchase. The Club Class also has seating in 1917 - 1920"s Vintage Pullman coach, which has velvet bench style seating with mahogany inlay. The Club Class includes snack and beverage service. First Class has seatng in a 1950's Vintage Palor Car, the "Explorer", which is the A & M's most exquisite car in the fleet. Seating includes table and chair or lounge seating. The First Class includes train ride, snack and beverage service, and a souvenir photo. Please choose the appropriate order for the class of service that appeals to you.

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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