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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

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Address: 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30531
Phone Number: 800-934-1898
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Beautiful river views

We enjoyed a pleasant Sunday trip, riding one of the open cars, which benefited from welcome breezes. The car host was friendly and knowledgeable. The stopover was just long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We enjoyed a pleasant Sunday trip, riding one of the open cars, which benefited from welcome breezes. The car host was friendly and knowledgeable. The stopover was just long enough for a reasonable bite to eat at The Pearly Gates and a meander around Macaysville and Copperhill. I anticipate a fall trip would be even better, with both river and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We enjoyed our train ride. Recommend for children of all ages (we are in our 60's). It may be a little long and tiring for the very young, but the view is beautiful.. The employees are very helpful. I would go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fifteen rail cars were filled to capacity on this beautiful Saturday in Blue Ridge, Ga. We chose to ride in one of the open-air cars because the humidity was lower than usual, and would make the one hour trip to the small town of McCaysville very pleasant. The beautiful countryside scenery along the river and streams of the Toccoa captured... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful Scenery and the train guides are really friendly and knowledgeable! It would have been a better trip had it been during the fall. Blue Ridge is a great little town I just wish there had been more to do in McCayesville and you had to wait forever eat in this town.

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South Florida, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The term "scenic" apparently means something for different people. For us, it was not worth the money to see trees on the way there. We should have really just taken the short drive from our cabin to the GA/TN line.

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Bonaire, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice trip to take! I highly encourage you to purchase the Premier tickets if you can swing it. The hosts on the train are very pleasant and accommodating. They do their best to ensure that your trip is very memorable!

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Coker Creek, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have been on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway a number of times, and I always enjoy it. The Train goes from Blue Ridge to McCaysville, and takes about an hour. But this time the layover in McCaysville had been increased to 2 hours. This is WAY too long. There is not much to see or do, and only a... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

skeptical, based on mediocre reviews, but we thoroughly enjoyed the ride on the open air car, had a rare august day, overcast with mild temps, even needed a sweater for the ride up. parking was plentiful, facilities on train were clean. Stop-over in McCaysville was as expected, quaint little shops and some scattered cafes and bistros. To save time we... More 

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Rockmart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a fun thing to do for an afternoon. Ride the train from BlueRidge Ga along the river and enjoy the scenery . each car has a host to talk to you and tell you about the things along the way.. You have 2 hrs to visit the town of McCaysville Ga and Copperhill TN.then ride the train back... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Would have loved to actually see the mountains but this was mainly trees and a river view. The trip ride there was nice, the town we arrived in was very depressing. Not much to do or see. It was nice to experience it once but probably won't do it again.

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