Uncategorized October 15, 2018
Take This Scenic Train Ride To See Arkansas’ Bright And Bold Fall Colors
It’s no secret that we love the train rides through Arkansas. After all, Arkansas is home to a
lovely 70-mile scenic train ride that’s great for a family day trip. However, if you’re needing something a bit shorter, a quick and fun train tour to take in the fall is along the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway. This scenic train ride is the perfect way to see some of the gorgeous fall color around Eureka Springs. Let’s hop aboard this historic train and take a beautiful ride through the Ozark Mountains.
Arkansas' favorite quirky town has an endless list of fun activities from hidden art features to underground cafes. One other "must-do" in the area is the short and sweet excursion ride along the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway.
The train depot is located at 299 N Main St., Eureka Springs, AR 72632.
The train ride may not be very long, but it's a wonderful way to get up close to the gorgeous fall colors.
The train will pass through the colorful Ozark Mountains and over a historic bridge along the Leatherwood Creek. Since the train will turn around at the end junction, you won't ever have window envy of the folks sitting on the other side. The views will be gorgeous all around.
Guests will be riding in a 1928 Chicago Rock Island & Pacific coach pulled by a 1942 model locomotive.
This excursion ride is perfect for smaller train enthusiasts who may not be able to sit through a full four or eight hour ride. What's even better is that anyone under the age of four can ride for free!
Simply taking the hour-long excursion ride is fun adventure for families, but keep in mind you do have options.
For an additional $10 you can enjoy a delicious lunch complete with buttery rolls and dessert. Or splurge on a fine dinner that finishes with a train-themed Flaming Baked Alaska.
The train will offer peeps through the forest to some rather interesting sights.
Zoom in on the rooftop of the haunted Crescent Hotel as well as other historic sites. The conductor will also point out the burnt railings from the 1988 bridge fire.
Before the train reaches the junction, you'll have a chance to stretch your legs and learn more about the train.
Besides learning about the different parts of the train, you'll even get the chance to press a penny old-school style along the tracks.
Car rides are nice and hikes are enjoyable but don't forget to take a scenic train ride this fall.
For the rest of October train rides will be available Tuesday-Saturday and Saturdays only in November. For more information and tickets, visit the ES&NA website
We would love to hear about your train ride experience in the comments below!
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