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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
+1 877-413-8724
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Fall Foliage Ride

My girlfriend and I booked the 10 a.m. train ride in the closed car, not the open car because I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James B
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Hiawassee, Georgia
Beautiful vintage train ride

Fantastic time on a vintage train ride! Very family friendly, amazing host who was a wealth of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
FL9family
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Port Orange, Florida
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A great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (BRSR) starts at the historic depot, built in 1905, in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. This charming mountain village is nestled in the lush Chattahoochee National Forest and is known for it’s pleasant and unique shopping with friendly folks and an old-time atmosphere. Total excursion is 26 miles (4 hours round-trip) winding along the beautiful Toccoa River in passenger’s choice of vintage, climate controlled rail cars or open-air rail cars arriving in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Passengers have a 2 hour layover in McCaysville/Copperhill; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream, or walk across the old bridge in town to view the river.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“open air car” (77 reviews)
“toccoa river” (80 reviews)
“hour layover” (33 reviews)
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241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
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+1 877-413-8724
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My girlfriend and I booked the 10 a.m. train ride in the closed car, not the open car because I knew it would be a little chilly. The booking instructions advised passengers to arrive one hour before the train's departure time. We arrived around 9:15...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic time on a vintage train ride! Very family friendly, amazing host who was a wealth of knowledge, history and sense of humor. Relaxing ride, snacks on board to purchase, quaint town which could use more shops but had an amazing burger at Copper Hill...More

Thank FL9family
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was fun, but I was a little disappointed in the view. We chose a closed car because our friends parents came with us. There was no issue seeing outside at the view, but all we really saw were trees and a big creek. Returning...More

Thank bettinahavard
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway with a review. We are sorry that the trip was not totally what you had expected. The train follows the forest, mountainside, and the Toccoa/Ocoee River (the name changes once we cross...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love train rides and this one didn't disappoint!!! We rode the open air car and were lucky to have Ken as our host!!! He was entertaining and knowledgeable about the area we traveled thru! There was plenty of choices for lunch at our two...More

Thank Memestorta
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our scenic train ride and of our Car Host, Ken! I have gone ahead and let him know about this review, he was very pleased to hear that you guys had a good time. Please come...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a beautiful day for a vintage train ride and the railway was very professional in all aspects. Blue Ridge is a much nicer town than McCaysville/Copperhill area. They need better sidewalks and some unique shops and more appealing restaurants perhaps with local fish...More

Thank kwelch1962
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review of our scenic train ride. We are sorry to hear that you were displeased with our destination towns of McCaysville, Ga and Copperhill, Tn. We are glad, however, that you did not see this as a reason to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fun ride once we went to the open air car. The ride was fun, the staff was super friendly and helpful. We were highly disappointed in the towns we went to. Rude shop owners, super over priced food and lots of places...More

Thank Kelly S
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kelly, thank you for riding with us and for your wonderful review of our scenic excursion! We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. We are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with the shop owners...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a pleasant 1 hr trip with a 2 hour lay over before the 1 hour return trip.The trip is a little pricey but very enjoyable.More

Thank ARSANDI
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for riding with us and for your review of our scenic excursion. We're glad that you enjoyed your time in McCaysville, Ga and Copperhill, Tn. We want you to know that we at the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway try and take the time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good way to spend the day both towns were very nice. Train ride was also very nice, we rode in open car had a nice breeze. Slow going but nice ride.More

Thank Marcia H
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Marcia, thank you for riding with us and for your wonderful review of our scenic excursion! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time in McCaysville, Ga and Copperhill, Tn. We want you to know that we at the Blue Ridge...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Train is nice, the route it took was nice. But overall it was average for the price we pay. Before the trip when saw reviews, thought it cant be that bad. But there is nothing to be excited about it, we took basic ticket which...More

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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for riding with us and for your review of our scenic excursion. We want you to know that we at the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway try and take the time to ensure that each and every passenger receives the full experience and your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take this train in the fall so you can capture the beauty of the leaves turning Autumn colors. Select the open air car for a better view and save money ypu will enjoy it a lot better. Cars are assigned but seats are not.More

Thank Hank D
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hank, thank you for riding with us and for your wonderful review of our scenic excursion! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. The open air cars and closed coaches are the same prices, the Premier car is the only one...More

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Andrea R
19 October 2017|
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Response from Dayana F | Property representative |
Hello Andrea! We run rain or shine (or snow!). The only times we may cancel our excursions would be due to severe weather conditions in which case one of our representatives would call you to let you know ahead of time. The... More
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HappyFlorida14
17 October 2017|
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Response from Dayana F | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Some of the other replies are absolutely correct, our scheduling is as follows: Monday - Thursday Departure time : 11:00AM Friday, Saturday and Sunday Departure times : 10:00AM & 3:00PM The... More
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cmutvic
11 October 2017|
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Response from Dayana F | Property representative |
Hello, the train trip is approximately 1 hour to 1 hr and 15 minutes round trip. Please call the ticket office at 706.632.8724 should you have any further questions. We hope to see you soon!
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