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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
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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...more
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241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of fun! The train ride was very pleasant, and we enjoyed walking around town for a while before boarding the train again. I highly recommend the train!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the Polar Express and were not disappointed. The lady that ran our car, i forget her name but she was from South Florida, was great! Santa and the Misses came through and took pictures with everyone young and old. Even the Grinch...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 201JM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great experience on the train. We did the normal scenic train that goes to McCaysville and back. There’s plenty of room for friends to sit together and chat while you ride and the staff are all very friendly. Our host Jeff was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M5572OIellena
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the Santa express. Our group of 10 consisted of a toddler and adults 21-65 years. The cost of the tickets was $47 per adult and over $30 for the three year old. This is outrageous for the quality of the experience. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ALL2008
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

The Santa Express is a Christmas themed train ride in a scenic area near Blue Ridge, GA. This is really more of a family activity but we still enjoyed it. The scenery is quite beautiful although it can be viewed much better from the side...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We took the train ride the day before Thanksgiving. It was a nice ride and the guide in our car was great! He shared history and mixed in some humor as well. We enjoyed it. Our group had 9 people and 4 were kids ages...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SaltLife-MN
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We have kids 8, 10 and 11.... I thought this train ride would be a good way to induce Christmas spirit- but yeah- not so much. They had lights and garlands in the cars, but that’s it. Santa comes around for a minute or two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Took the trip on the scenic railway from Blue Ridge to McCaysville/Copperhill. The ride was 13 scenic miles along the Toccoa River. The hosts on the train were very informative as to the history of the area. The train was decorated with lights and there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

This was a fun 4 hour trip. We rode the train on November 19 and even though most of the fall color and leaves were gone, that helped to be able to see the river and scenery better. We reserved space on a closed coach...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SwissMiss59
Tracey F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you for riding with us and coming back to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again in the future. McCaysville/Copperhill is currently in the process of bringing many more shops and restaurants...More

Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying the train ride itself is highly enjoyable and the scenic view is breath taking at the end of November. The staff have this excursion train down to a science, with the disbursements of snacks (in the premiere class) to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rachal G, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

Renee, thank you for riding with us and for coming back to provide an honest review of your experience with us. We are so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time! We want you to know that, here at the Blue Ridge...More

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December 29, 2018|
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Response from 611rachalg | Property representative |
It would depend on the coach and severity of the autism.If the individual has a problem with lots of people, it may not be a good idea. Although, if the individual has auditory issues then we recommend noise cancelling or... More
Cassie D
October 6, 2018|
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Response from Rachal G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The choice is entirely up to you, we have noted families that have booked in Open Air cars primarily because this was the experience they wanted for their children. If you or your family gets... More
September 30, 2018|
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Response from Rachal G | Property representative |
No alcohol allowed on the train 🚂