One of the Branson family activities is the Scenic Railway. When the construction of the White River Railway was completed in 1905, the travel service of the Branson Scenic Railway followed. The construction of the railroad through the rugged terrain of the Ozark Mountains cost $12 million to lay 239 miles of track. When Reuben S. Branson moved to White River (now called Lake Taneycomo) and Roark Creek as early as 1882, the name Branson came into existence. During the construction of the railroad around the Ozark Mountains, tunnels were blasted and many tresties were built to support the gorges through the mountains. With the arrival of the railroad in 1902, the city of Branson flourished and people had the first opportunity to travel by train.
Branson Scenic Railway in those days became a great tourist attraction where visitors experience the most exciting trail travel. This train tour excursion is an interesting travel experience for the whole family who wants to escape the busy life in the city. When you take this train tour with the majestic Branson Scenic Railway, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the wildlife and a clean environment that you couldn't experience in city living.
When the train excursions of Branson Scenic Railway started in 1933, it later became a daily train tour that used commercial railroad line for trains on tour. The routes of the tour are already determined that either go north or south before the train departure. The route to the north will travel to as far as Galena, Missouri while the route to the south will go as far as Arkansas. As the train starts its journey, a narrator relates a story about the area and points out interesting places and describes the construction history of the railroad. As the train tour takes you through southwest Missouri, there are still original tunnels and tresties that can be sighted.
The train tour excursion with the Branson Scenic Railway today takes its passengers 3 to 4 times daily on a 40-mile round trip to the Ozark mountains, traversing rugged terrains inaccessible to any vehicles. The refurbishment of the rail cars to its original design gives travelling tourists a first class tour experience in an old-fashioned train ride. While the train travels, you can have the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque views of the natural beauty of the wildlife of the Ozarks.
The train tour excursion offers all passengers the opportunity to enjoy first class dinner aboard the train while being served with hot cocoa in a special souvenir mug with delicious baked cookies. While onboard the Branson Scenic Railway, you can enjoy panoramic views as the train travels through the hillsides of the Ozark Mountain. When the train tour is nearing an end, you will enjoy more as it heads across the area where you can see many exciting attractions, entertainment spots, and various theaters in the heart of Branson.
If you want to learn more about the Branson Scenic Railway, take a train tour excursion that will take you to a 40-mile round trip to the Ozark Mountains.
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