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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

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Address: 241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
Phone Number: +1 877-413-8724
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 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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Five of us went and really enjoyed it. We picked a perfect day. Slight breeze in the open train car. Little town we visited was a little tired but overall, worth it. You can sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Syble H
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Conyers, Georgia
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Brunswick, GA
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a train ride on a Monday in late summer. The weather was perfect- clear and sunny but not too hot. Our car host (David) was friendly and helpful, full of corny train jokes that made the experience fun. We met the conductor, who was also a friendly gentleman. The ride itself was quite pleasant. We chose an... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We hope that you will give it another try. In November after the leaves have fallen you can see more of the scenic views. Thank you for mentioning David's name. He is an outstanding car host and an asset to our company. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We rode car 2975 and enjoyed the company of good friends, Conductor Wayne and our Car Guide (David). The day was gorgeous so we chose the outdoor (open air) car. The car was comfortable and not overly crowded. The corny jokes from David made the trip fun and we even learned a... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Both David and Wayne are assets to our company and we greatly appreciate your feed back. Please come back and see us again! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The train ride was fun with very scenic views of the river and mountain homes. The employees make the trip. They we're all gracious and very entertaining. The fact that there is a snack car and easily accessible bathrooms is a plus. Don't bank on doing much shopping at your destination because the shops there are a bust. I'm a... More 

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Thank you for the wonderful review of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway! We really appreciate it. We are happy that you had a wonderful time. Please come back and see us again. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely a must do for Blue Ridge! Seeing the mountains and river is breath taking. Our car host Dotti did an awesome job. She was very friendly and loves her job. It's great for families and kids.

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Thank you for your wonderful review of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway! We really appreciate it. More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train was slow and easy, and might be a pleasant outing if you have senior citizens, Blue Ridge is a charming town with plenty of shopping and dinning options but the ride takes you to Copperhill/McCaysville on the GA/TN State Line. You are given 2 hours to eat lunch and shop but we didn't find the shopping very interesting.... More 

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Thank you for your review of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We really appreciate it. More 

Conyers, Georgia
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112 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us went and really enjoyed it. We picked a perfect day. Slight breeze in the open train car. Little town we visited was a little tired but overall, worth it. You can sit in open car which we did or you can have air conditioned car. Snacks and drinks are available on the ride. Several little stores in... More 

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Thank you for your review of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We really appreciate it. We are glad you had a great time. More 

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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed the train ride but was disappointed with the view and town we visited. The ride follows the river for the most part.

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Thank you for the review. We really appreciate it! More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had kids ranging from 3-19 and everyone enjoyed the train ride very much. Get there early if you want to all sit together(we had 9). We enjoyed the ride there and back spotting animals and some spectacular homes. The River is always a beautiful sight. It wasn't as loud as some of the reviews I read said but it... More 

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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you had a great time! Please come back and see us again. More 

Weston, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time on the train. The train itself was really awesome. Amazing views wherever you sit. You can either sit in an open window car with no air condition. Or you can sit in an air conditioned car. Either way, you'll have a great time. It's an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But, the in town stop was the lamest area in the north Ga. Mountains and a huge waste of time. The town has maybe 3 or 4 places to eat, terrible shops and even worse food. Bring a bag lunch.

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Thank you for your review of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We are happy that you liked the train ride! More 

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