Ride the Rails in The Natural State
There are plenty of scenic roads to drive, rolling rivers to float and trails to hike or bike, but train travel offers a new perspective on Arkansas that few people see. Admiring the scenery from your window as you sit back and relax is a wonderful way to experience the state. Read about various train rides and routes and book your ticket to ride!
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
- Roll through the scenic Boston Mountains in Ozark country on an antique train and appreciate rail travel for what it used to be. The passenger train departs from Springdale, Winslow, Van Buren and Fort Smith year-round. Tickets are affordable and the experience is unforgettable.
Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway
- Check out the vintage 1940s diesel locomotive, then hop aboard for an hour-long excursion or go all out and enjoy a top-notch lunch or dinner in the elegant dining car
Amtrak - Travel in class and comfort on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle line, which passes through twice a day from Southwest Arkansas to Northeast Arkansas, with stops in Texarkana, Hope, Arkadelphia, Malvern, Little Rock and Walnut Ridge. The line goes on to serve cities such as St. Louis and Dallas — great for weekend getaways.
In addition to these unique riding experiences, you’ll find many railroad museums around Arkansas. Check out McGehee Train Depot
, the Anglin-Tinnon Railroad Workers Memorial
in Cotter, Lindsey Railroad Museum
and Pine Bluff’s Arkansas Railroad Museum