Belton Grandview & Kansas City

★★★☆☆
  • 502 E Walnut St

    Belton, MO 64012

    Map & Directions
  • 816-331-0630

About Belton Grandview & Kansas City

3.0 1
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Belton Grandview & Kansas City was?
Write a Review
.

We came here in the heat of summer because they were offering free rides for fathers on father's day. Keep in mind, there is no air-conditioning anywhere in sight. Regular fare is $8.50 per person, but free for children 2 years old or younger.
The clerk who took our money and gave us our tickets was very friendly and professional. She was also the tour-guide on the train ride later on.

While you wait for the train to warm up, you can walk around and look at its history. They had a Pullman car that was built in the early 1900's, and was retired in 1984 after about 1,000,000 miles. You had a choice to ride inside the car, on an outside car with picnic tables, or with the train conductor (for $25 a piece, and only 2 people can be with the conductor at a time) . The ride lasted about 45 minutes and covered about 5 miles of track, or 2 2 1/2 mile trips. To be honest, the ride itself a little unscenic, but the tour-guide was great and enlightened us with lots of history regarding the train, the track, and Belton, Missouri. Friendly Belton dwellers waved at us in their back yards and in their cars, and we waved back.

All in all, the track seems to be a work in progress, and will probably become more scenic in time. I would have rated it higher if there were more to see. I would recommend this place to parents who have young children who are interested in trains, scared of trains, or who have never been on a train. It is a fairly slow, non-intimidating, care-free train ride. If you don't bring your own water, they will supply it to you for $1 a bottle, and on certain days in the summer they will have ice cream. Those rides will cost a dollar more per person.

3
★★★☆☆

We came here in the heat of summer because they were offering free rides for fathers on father's day. Keep in mind, there is no air-conditioning anywhere in sight. Regular fare is $8.50 per person, but free for children 2 years old or younger.
The clerk who took our money and gave us our tickets was very friendly and professional. She was also the tour-guide on the train ride later on.

While you wait for the train to warm up, you can walk around and look at its history. They had a Pullman car that was built in the early 1900's, and was retired in 1984 after about 1,000,000 miles. You had a choice to ride inside the car, on an outside car with picnic tables, or with the train conductor (for $25 a piece, and only 2 people can be with the conductor at a time) . The ride lasted about 45 minutes and covered about 5 miles of track, or 2 2 1/2 mile trips. To be honest, the ride itself a little unscenic, but the tour-guide was great and enlightened us with lots of history regarding the train, the track, and Belton, Missouri. Friendly Belton dwellers waved at us in their back yards and in their cars, and we waved back.

All in all, the track seems to be a work in progress, and will probably become more scenic in time. I would have rated it higher if there were more to see. I would recommend this place to parents who have young children who are interested in trains, scared of trains, or who have never been on a train. It is a fairly slow, non-intimidating, care-free train ride. If you don't bring your own water, they will supply it to you for $1 a bottle, and on certain days in the summer they will have ice cream. Those rides will cost a dollar more per person.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Belton Grandview & Kansas City, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review