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

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

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

5.0 / 5 Read 3 reviews

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

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 the train with the feeling of a warm, baked apple pie in your heart.

Please Note: This trip departs from Van Buren, Arkansas - 152 miles from Branson, Missouri.

Arkansas & Missouri Train to Winslow from Van Buren - Late March to September
Length: 3 hours
Prices - including tax
All amounts in US Dollar $

Adult Rate
(First Class):
Child Rate
(First Class, Ages 4-12):
Adult Rate
(Club Class):
Child Rate
(Club Class, Ages 4-12):
Adult Rate
(Coach Class):
Child Rate
(Coach Class, Ages 4-12):
Child - Free
(Ages 3 and Under, on Adult Lap):

10:45 am Boarding (11:00 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 Van Buren Depot. Details to be provided on your E-ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: 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 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.

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.


  • 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.


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.

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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

5.0 / 5
We had a very pleasant trip , my first ride on a train, the employees were very cordial, informative description of areas along the way. Lunch was good and the view was beautiful. We highly recommend the excursion.
5.0 / 5
Great trip. Highly recommended.
5.0 / 5
It was a train ride and it was great!


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