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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

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Address: 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30531
Phone Number: +1 877-413-8724
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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A great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (BRSR) starts at...

A great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (BRSR) starts at the historic depot, built in 1905, in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. This charming mountain village is nestled in the lush Chattahoochee National Forest and is known for it’s pleasant and unique shopping with friendly folks and an old-time atmosphere.

Total excursion is 26 miles (4 hours round-trip) winding along the beautiful Toccoa River in passenger’s choice of vintage, climate controlled rail cars or open-air rail cars arriving in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.

Passengers have a 2 hour layover in McCaysville/Copperhill; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream, or walk across the old bridge in town to view the river.

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Grandchildren's favorite!

Great way to spend a day with our grandchildren. They loved the train ride. The conductor was great with kids and they were so happy to have their picture made with him.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Deborah A
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looked forward to taking a scenic trip along the Tocca River. All we could really see was alot of trees and limited views of the river. A little disappointed. Our attendant was great pointing out different sights and history. We did book an air conditioned car since it was July. The lunch stop in McCaysville was nice, and we headed... More 

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Pensacola, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway was a delight. It was hot in July so we booked the air-conditioned car (which was formerly a Long Island Railroad car), but there are open cars if you want to travel outside. It is a one hour trip from Blue Ridge, GA to Copper Creek, GA where the state line between GA and TN... More 

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Kelly A, General Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the outstanding review! We greatly appreciate it! Please come back and see us again. Kelly Antolini General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to spend a day with our grandchildren. They loved the train ride. The conductor was great with kids and they were so happy to have their picture made with him.

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Thank Deborah A
Maureen D, General Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that! Come back and see us again. More 

Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the Scenic Railway!! Charles and Renee, the attendants, were so warm, friendly, and helpful. We were in the premier section, and it was worth the extra cost. We plan on doing this again

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Thank Patricia W
Maureen D, General Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the train! Please come back and see us again. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The train ride was fine; you learn a lot about the history of the railway and get to take great scenic pictures but it is a little pricey for just a train ride.

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Maureen D, General Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed the train ride and also happy to hear that you learned a little bit of the railroad history along the way. Please come back and see us again. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun trip! We were looking for an activity for 7 adults, and this was just perfect. It's a little pricey, but still fun. The trip takes about 4 hours; 1 hour to get to McCaysville, GA/Copperhill, TN, 2 hours of walking/roaming/eating there (and taking pictures of your feet standing in two states), and 1 hour back. The train... More 

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Maureen D, General Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you had a wonderful day on our train! Please come back and see us again! More 

Palm Harbor, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of 5, bought tickets half hour ahead with no wait. Boarded immediately, plenty of space to sit wherever you wanted. Chose car with A/C as it was very hot day. You can move between cars and sit in either the open or closed cars. Restroom and concession stand on board. 1 hour ride with scenic views of the river.... More 

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Kelly A, General Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review! We really appreciate it! Please come back and see us again. Kelly Antolini General Manager More 

Miami, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

TheBlue Ridge Scenic Railway gives you and family trip were you can relax and enjoy the scenery passing by at ten miles an hour. They have your choice of types of cars to ride the rails in. Open air cars, closed coach,which are air conditioned. Price is determined by the type of ticket and car you choose. On week day... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth the time and money. The ride is filled with gorgeous scenery. We rode in the air conditioned premier car and were treated like royalty. The staff are wonderful and provide healthy snacks as well as amusing stories. The stop in Copper Hill was just the right amount of time to eat and shop. Advice: as soon... More 

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Thank you so much for the outstanding review! We really appreciate it! Please come back and see us again. Kelly Antolini General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mid summer in the South, even in the mountains, is hot and humid. An hour long train ride through a river valley on the air-conditioned premium car is scenic, comfortable, and worth it if you can afford it. An hour up to Copperhill, then a 2 hour layover in a tiny old mining town that has not recovered from a... More 

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Kelly A, General Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review you gave us! Please come back and see us again! Glad you had fun. Kelly Antolini General Manager More 

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