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Walkersville Southern Railroad

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Address: P.O. Box 651, Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone Number: (301) 898-0899
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A Fun Local Tourist Train

A rainy Saturday found us traveling to Walkersville in Frederick County to ride this fun local tourist train. We bought our tickets in a small old restored station/depot building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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Sykesville, Maryland
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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145 reviews 145 reviews
57 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The train was overbooked when we got there, so they put us in the caboose, which was actually better than the regular deal! The employees were very friendly, the Easter Bunny made his rounds, we got to sit in the top seats of the caboose. It was a pleasant 2 hours. Funny though, pay $45 to ride a train at... More 

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SYKESVILLE
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was gift from my Son & Daughter-in-Law to have a special dinner on the train. It was a snowy evening and we boarded the dining car to sit down to a lovely table decorated in red and white with a cheese and fruit platter for us to share. You bring your own wine or cocktails and we did bring... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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65 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A rainy Saturday found us traveling to Walkersville in Frederick County to ride this fun local tourist train. We bought our tickets in a small old restored station/depot building and boarded the train right away. It wasn't too crowded so we found seats immediately. The ride is enjoyable and moves at a steady but relatively slow pace. There is an... More 

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had our wedding on the train and it was absolutely awesome! The venue was clean, helpful staff and professional. The staff went way above the call of duty to make everything beautiful. For a small venue it was perfect and a little different from just renting a hall. We had guest from all over the country and they enjoyed... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had purchased a half-price deal to try out this old-fashioned train ride with my "choo-choo"-obsessed two-year-old, and it was a fun experience for the whole family (kiddo, Mom, Dad, and Grandma). We showed up at about 10:45 on a Saturday` and had no trouble getting a ticket for the 11 AM ride, although the open-air car was already full... More 

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London, England
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332 reviews 332 reviews
163 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A nice small collection of railwayania and the chance to ride behind a tiny Industrial Diesel Locomotive along a short stretch of line. The museum has a good model railway layout although the operator was having a few problems when I visited but it gave me the opportunity to lend a hand.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very enjoyable and beautiful. It was fun to take a step back in history. On the ride you see the landscape as it could have looked and then definitely present day scenes! There's a little museum there. Also, the railroad offers a large variety of rides.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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352 reviews 352 reviews
83 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I love to ride on old trains and were looking forward to this ride in the little town of Walkersville about 15 minutes north of Frederick, MD. The conductor was very outgoing and cheerful as we waited for the ride. On the train, the PA system was so bad that we really couldn't understand 90% of the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

One of my wifes and I first dates as railroad buffs was on this railroad in 2010. we fell in love with it from day 1. When we decided to get married in September of last year we chose wsrr . The price, location The caterer of th dinner train was to good to pass up. Brooke, the organizer of... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Save your money..we spent 65 dollars for a dirty train, dirty seats that looked like they had just been dusted off that morning, that smelled like mold, and scenery of the back of peoples yards, weeds and the highway. My son talked to santa, whose elf..who was not dressed up by the way, proceeded to give him a bendable $1... More 

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