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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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England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Cass Scenic Railroad offers two trips, a shorter one to Whittaker Station and the longer one to Bald Knob. It's great to see a steam railway so successful, which is down to the staff and volunteers that make this a great experience. We took the longer trip to Bald Knob, which has a short stop at Whittaker Station for... More

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Nashville, TN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved this experience! The sound of the train and the whistle going through the beautiful WV mountains was lovely. We had a wonderful time!! Tips: 1. If loud noises bother you or your children, wear earplugs. The whistle is beautiful but very loud. 2. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting a little "sooty!" We had to wash everything we... More

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Augusta, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited here on the day when they had a "double-header" steam train. We bought a sandwich and drink from the cafe to take onboard (very nice and fresh). The train ride was enjoyable and the views from the overview at the top wonderful. And the gift shop with all items made in WV was a welcome surprise. The only... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Was as much fun getting there as the rail ride. Coming from Hampton roads va, we took 64w/250 all the way in. Give yourself plenty of time, a lot of switchbacks, slow speeds, steep grades but the views. To do over I would have left at dawn to get into the back roads and really enjoy the scenery and parks... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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198 reviews 198 reviews
61 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Cass Railroad saves the history of logging and railroading in the West Virginia Mountains. The train travels along the original right-of-way that the lumber company used to move the logs down off the mountains. The locomotives are authentic - some actually from that the original lumbering company in Cass. The park has a museum and some of the company... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our round trip train ride from the Cass Scenic Railroad Station to Whittaker Station on old #5 was absolutely amazing. The ride alone was exciting, but the scenery along the way and from Whittaker Station's high point is well worth the trip! The narration during the ride was informative and full of historical facts that were intriguing about the logging... More

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Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am a history buff and wanted to ride on the Cass Railroad since it uses restored Shay steam locomotives which were used in lumbering and can climb much steeper grades than the other old time locomotives. It is a long way to Cass from nearly anywhere, but the trip is worth it. Took the 2 hour round trip excursion,... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family enjoyed the trip to Whittaker Station. We had beautiful weather. I'm not sure of their inclement weather policy, but the cars have open windows. The scenery is very pretty, and it's a relaxing trip.

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Roanoke
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182 reviews 182 reviews
91 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I took a group to ride the Cass Scenic Railroad today. I have taken many groups here in the past. It is always enjoyable. There is a nice picnic shelter beside the Greenbrier River. Some of the people did the shop tour. There is a nice village to walk around in and take pictures. There is a restored company store... More

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Elkton, Maryland
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I recently rode the Cass Railroad on the Bald Knob four hour ride. It was a great ride full of great views. There is a narration that tells you about the sights, but as I was seated so close to the locomotive, I was unable to hear most of what was said. If you are traveling with children, I would... More

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