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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 10 Attractions in Blue Ridge
Type: Scenic Railroads
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St. Marys, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful fall trip. On departure, sit on the depot side to enjoys the best views. Wish we'd had more time to visit during layover. Wonderful couples day.

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Milton, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We have been on several scenic train rides and in my opinion this one has very little to offer. The open air car we rode on was terrific. The Guide in our car was very comical and knowledgeable, we enjoyed him thoroughly. However, there was really nothing to see along the ride and when we arrived at our destination we... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I wanted to experience the fall foliage train ride to McCaysville, Ga which is also Copperhill, TN. It was beautiful with a member of the train staff pointing out historical markers, answering questions about anything from real estate prices, trout fishing where and recommended bait to use. Very people oriented. This is something you should do. They... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The BRSR was a very enjoyable way to spend a day. The ride was relaxing, very comfortable and a great way to see the local scenery

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Atlanta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Book an enclosed railcar and not worry about the weather. Enjoyed the trip...comfortable ride. Turn around point is McCaysville, GA which is a great disappointment! Few restaurants and a couple of stores were nothing but tourist traps! Had to spend a hour and a half here just walking around!!

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Tallahassee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We bought tickets just before the train left and were consigned to an enclosed car. It was comfortable but some views were blocked. I snuck out onto an open car and what a difference. Much better view plus fresh air in the open car. The ride itself is just a slow train ride from one small town to an even... More

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Lenoir City, Tennessee, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The train goes from Blue Ridge, GA to McCaysville, GA/Copperhill, TN (two cities in one) and makes the ~15-mile trip in about an hour. As the train moves along, you get to see all of the beautiful surroundings and a train employee periodically points out items of interest like the 500-year-old stones in the river that Native Americans used to... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It was a great peaceful ride. The kids enjoyed it as well. We happened to go during the one time a year that there is a meeting of Santa Claus's. There was a car full of Santas. The kids loved it. Everyone on the train was very friendly and helpful, in addition to informative.

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Looking forward to a train ride thru the mountains. It is not. The train goes thru some pretty icky areas, don't think we ever got a good view of the mountains. It is loud and slow and the only good thing in Mccaysville is the Rio mexican restaurant. That was worth the trip. It is so good. The town is... More

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Abbeville, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We rode out to Mccayesville/Copperhill. We rode in the open car and got to see the different views of the river and a few little places they pointed out on the way. This is only the second train I have been on. And I was skeptical about the hour long ride compared to a 15min ride in the car, but... More

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