Missouri January 25, 2017
4 Incredible Missouri Day Trips You Can Take By Train
Road trips through Missouri are nothing short of amazing, but sometimes it’s nice to just relax and take in all the beauty as a passenger. Here are the most fun and scenic train rides to take in Missouri.
1. St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway
This railway offers a two-hour round trip excursion every Saturday that starts and returns in Jackson, Missouri from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The ride often features a theme which can range from a murder mystery ride to visits from the Jesse James gang. Check out their website for a full schedule and more information by clicking
2. Missouri River Runner
The Missouri River Runner runs to and from St. Louis and Kansas City. Which means, you can knock out two major cities all in one weekend! Other notable stops include Hermann, where you can get a little taste of Missouri's wine country and Independence, where you can visit President Harry S. Truman's hometown. To book your ticket or check out the schedule, visit Amtrak's website by clicking
3. Belton, Grandview & Kansas City Railroad
If you're short on time, but still want to experience all the fun that comes with trains and railroads, then I suggest visiting the Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad in Belton, Missouri. You'll step back in time as you board their 1950s locomotive train to roll through Old Towne Belton during a 45-minute excursion. For more information on this nostalgic ride, you can visit their website by clicking
4. Branson Scenic Railway
The Branson Scenic Railway is most popular for its Polar Express Train Ride during Christmastime, but throughout the year they have other enjoyable rides as well. They're closed for the season, but will be back up and running starting in March. The 40-mile excurision takes you through the beautiful Ozark foothills and it can be enjoyed during the day or at night for a dinner train ride. For more information, visit them at their website by clicking
Have you been on any of these trains? Some of them have been running for many years and you might have experienced them as a kid. We’d love to know what your experience was like in the comments!