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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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Columbus, OH
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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73 reviews 73 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Steam engine takes you to the second highest peak in WV, Bald Knob. 4.5 hours with a short stop over at Whittaker Station. Fantastic scenery and great history! Pack your own lunch and take ear plugs if your ears are sensitive. Sit in the last car for best photo ops and so you don't get covered with cinders. We loved... More

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Suffolk, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our family took the 4.5 hr train ride to Bald Knob and it was excellent! We packed a lunch and enjoyed the scenic trip through the mountains of WV. The train was crowded but we arrived early and were able to get seats. The one drawback is the distribution of more tickets than seats, which leaves the latecomers standing for... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A true throw back to days gone by. My family took the 2 hour round trip to Whittaker Station powered by the #5 Shay Engine. My son who is three absolutely loved the trip. This train ride was just about the right amount of time to keep his attention. When you step on the train you feel like a kid... More

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Akron
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Have visited Cass 3 times. Each time more enjoyable than the last. It helps that I have been turned into a "Steam Junkie" by my boyfriend. We stayed in the caboose on Bald Knob twice, and would go back in a heart beat.

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