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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30531
800-934-1898
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Ranked #7 of 8 attractions in Blue Ridge
Type: Scenic Railroads
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My little girl had a blast on this ride because she'd never been on a train ride before. My teenage boy was practically asleep. If you go, I recommend making a beeline for the Pearly Gates restaurant when you get off the train. Eat first and then explore the town/take pictures later. Pearly Gates has basic food at a reasonable... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I found this to be a tad bit expensive for what it is! The train ride was scenic! The conductors/workers...etc were all really friendly! The only stop on the TN/GA town which doesn't have much going on!

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Atlanta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family treated me to this trip for Father's Day. I am a train fan, so it was perfect. The drive from Atlanta to Blue Ridge, GA is a breeze up I-575. The town of Blue Ridge is geared to the tourist, with many boutique shops and eateries. Cannot miss the train depot as it is in the center of... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Enjoyed the ride, but the visit to McCaysville--a dying town--was not worth a 2-hour layover. It's a town with virtually nothing to see. If you go in a shop, they are annoying with trying to sell something in desperation. We did have rain, so I would suggest bringing along a rain jacket if going to sit in open cars (which... More

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Bryan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lovely old refurbished train, very comfortable in the enclosed cars...a/c and bathrooms....outside cars looked a bit hot and less comfortable seating. Beautiful scenery as the tracks followed the Toccoa River with one stop in the twin border towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. We had a lovely lunch...soup & sandwich...at a place on the river with a patio overlooking.... More

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North Port, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We've taken the train at least a dozen times! It's a great trip and if you love trains, you'll have a blast!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a relaxing ride from Blue Ridge, Georgia to Copperhill, Tennessee. The car hosts on each car are very engaging and knowledgeable about the sights to see and the history of the trail and rail system. We rode in the open air car which was delightful as the bench seats face the scenery. They encourage you to be fair... More

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Largo, FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Highly recommended and it was a very nice train ride. We rode in the open car and heard that the cars with A/C were like meat lockers. But the "scenic" is just not there. The ride was very slow; saw the river; saw the very nice houses; but for the most part all that could be seen was overgrown greenery.... More

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Conway, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

"The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a beautiful ride". We really enjoyed the history and the knowledge of the employees. The train stops in next town where you can shop or have lunch. If you visit Blue Ridge Georgia this is must to do.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It is a slow ride through the greenery and along the Toccoa River, but it's beautiful and relaxing. The guides in each train car are very knowledgeable about the sights (such as the Native American fish trap in the river), and they are especially engaged with kids. My boys love trains and were not disappointed by this ride. It is... More

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