Arkansas & Missouri Train to Van Buren from Springdale - Late March to September
Location: Springdale, Arkansas
Duration: 8 hours
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.
7:45 am Boarding (8:00 am departure)
- Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
- Late March through September
Train departs 15 minutes after boarding.
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.
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.
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. Children ages 4-12 qualify for the child rate. Children under 4 are free (when riding in an adult's lap). Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 1-800-745-1925.
48 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Children ages 4-12 qualify for the child rate. Children under 4 are free (when riding in an adult's lap). Hotel pickup is not available for this tour. Departure will be from the Springdale Depot. Details to be provided on your E-ticket.
Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 1-800-745-1925.
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.