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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30531
800-934-1898
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Ranked #6 of 8 attractions in Blue Ridge
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Blue Ridge GA is a lovely tourist town in the high mountains of North Georgia, sort of like a small Gatlinburg. GA's highest mountain is nearby. The town is 100 mi. north of Atlanta (just a few miles from the NC and TN borders) on a major road many families use to drive up to Asheville and Cherokee, NC. I've... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great time for children and the grandparents. Rode the train on a cold night in January but the enclosed cars were nice and warm. Slow ride along the beautiful river. Length of visit to McCaysville was timed just right to allow for shopping and dinner.

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travelsbyrail
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139 reviews 139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

One major area where this tourist railroad stand out is that the narrative works - many of these railroads have poor speakers that don't let you hear the speaker. This railroad has very clear speakers and the narrative was excellent - in addition they have car attendants who help in finding sites along the route. Only minor complaint is that... More

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Indianapolis
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My friend and I decided to take the Blue Ridge train to Copperhill, TN with our kids while on spring break vacation in Northern Georgia. Overall, this was a very pricey waste of a day. We bought inside-car seats ahead of time ($170+) because the March day was pretty cold. But, even though we arrived to board the train more... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was a nice way to spend an afternoon and see the small town scenery through some sleepy mountain towns. Our car attendants were twins, Frankie and Francine...they were awesome and a wealth of information. The town we visited was quaint and there were some neat local shops, although we were disappointed that a number of them were closed when... More

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GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I did the four hour train excursion on a roundabout way to chattanooga for a weekend away. We enjoyed the train ride. It was nice to just sit together and talk and look out the windows without one of us driving. The car hostesses were nice. The town of macaysville is definitely not hopping with things to... More

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Puppies are not allowed onboard and mummy refuses to go without me, I simply do not understand why there can't be a car especially for pet owners, especially in this very pet friendly town.

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Atlanta, GA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We have taken our little boys on this train ride 3 times, and they enjoy it every time. It was so neat to see a real "old train" and see the engine and dining car to get refreshments, etc. I do think the stop over is too long at 2 hours (especially for the attention span of children) but overall... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was a cute little train ride; however, the town we stopped in for two hours was pretty boring. Aside from one nice apparel store, there really wasn't much that interested us. I don't think we will do it again, but my kids enjoyed the ride. Overall, I'm glad we did it. Maybe if we had been there in the... More

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Crestview, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We took our two young girls to BRSR so they could ride a REAL train (and a blue one like Thomas, nonetheless!) and they were totally amazed. So from that perspective, it was totally worth it. Also the volunteers who help get you on and off and give pointers and entertaining conversation along the way are super friendly and enjoyable,... More

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