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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

State Route 28/92, Cass, WV
304-456-4300
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Cass
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, State Parks
Activities: Group tours/train
Traveler Description: The experience is local now,  ride the train once, or again, each time the experience is different. What  truly is enjoyable is the fire breathing... more »
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Geneva, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took the 4 1/2 hour ride to Bald Knob. We called and pre ordered our tickets then arrived 2 hours early to walk around and check out some of the idling engines. Excellent photo opp as the earlier train was departing. We thought the museum was neat, really taking you back to remind you of how far technology has... More

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Frederick
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238 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We booked this trip a month ago in order to enjoy the peak color in the Cass WV town that was built to accommodate the logging industry (and thus, the railroad). As others have said, my main complaint, although there are others, with this long trip was that there is a mad rush to get onboard to grab a bench... More

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Covington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We took the 4 1/2 hour round trip to Bald Knob. The train was pulling 6 cars and all were jammed packed to the point of standing room only. The trip may be difficult for older folks with back problems, etc due to the fact that the jolting and jostling rattles the bones. The trip is way too long and... More

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I love those old engines. They have so much personality and style to them, especially compared to today's engines. Coming to West Virginia is stepping back in time as it is, but Cass takes you back a little further. The ride to the knobs is slow and steady. I enjoyed watching the engine chug along up the hill. But maybe... More

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Columbus, OH
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The scenery on this trip was wonderful! However, the company's policy of selling more tickets than there are seats on the train made this an unpleasant experience. I had read ahead of time about the fact that they routinely sell more tickets than seats and stood for the second segment of the trip with no complaints, Other passengers clearly were... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We arrived one hour before our train was to start loading. We opted to take the 4.5 hour train ride up to Bald Knob mountain and it was so worth it. Riding on the steam locomotive was a great experience and it was something I had always wanted to do. Hearing the whistle blow as it signaled the onset of... More

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New Market, Maryland, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You start your day off in Cass where there is a little store where they make handmade milkshakes. We had one and it was delicious. Once we got on the train, it is a very scenic ride up the mountainside to the top of the mountain. Once you get there, they provided lunch and to our surprise, they had a... More

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We started our Labor Day weekend with a ride on the Cass Railroad. You have a choice of 3 lengths of rides. We chose the 1 1/2 hr. ride to Whittaker. Beautiful scenery, interpretation of the history of Cass, and a leisure ride. When we returned to the Depot we visited the museum, visitor center, and gift shop. It's a... More

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Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were at Cass several years ago and took the short 2 hr trip. This trip we took the 4.5 hr trip to the top of the mountain. The views were fantastic. I would recommend going early. There were so many people that not everyone had a seat. I will say though, that you do get tired of sitting and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rode the train all the way to the top and was the highlight of our trip. We motorcycled 2500 miles and this little gem was one we ran across on our trip...highly recommended!!!

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