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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
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Wonderful Trip!

If you visit Blue Ridge GA, you MUST take this scenic rail. My wife and I have done this every... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bradley J
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Butler, Georgia
Great day trip

Get there an hour before departing to ensure you get seated with your group. Sit on the town side... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dustin D
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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 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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  • Average15%
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“open air” (136 reviews)
“open car” (83 reviews)
“toccoa river” (90 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
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Reviewed yesterday

If you visit Blue Ridge GA, you MUST take this scenic rail. My wife and I have done this every single time we go to Blue Ridge and it never gets old and it is always a pleasure. The scenery is exquisite and the people...More

Thank Bradley J
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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded today

Bradley, thank you (and your spouse!) for coming back and riding on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for going ahead and providing us with a review of your experiences. We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your train ride...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get there an hour before departing to ensure you get seated with your group. Sit on the town side of possible, but they sit you on the opposite side on the return trip, so it doesn't really matter. Guide was funny and informative. McCaysville was...More

Thank Dustin D
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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dustin, thank you for riding on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for providing us with a review of your experience. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your train ride with us. As you stated, McCaysville, Ga/Copperhill, Tn is currently undergoing through many...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The train ride to McCaysville and back is fun and beautiful if you are sitting on the river side of the train. The views are gorgeous. Unfortunately, the views from the other side of the train are often dull and boring. Thankfully, the train attendants...More

Thank Skrtaft
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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for riding with us and for going ahead to provide us with a review of your experience. We want you to know that here at the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, we work hard every day to ensure every passenger receives the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Blue Ridge’s quaint town offers a rail trip to a place where local food abounds and you can walk the line between GA and TN. Train ride was exciting but a bit noisy. Learning about the river and it’s features is a bonus. The train...More

Thank tanyac41
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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Tanya, thanks so much for riding with us and for going ahead and providing us with an in-depth review of your experience. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. Our enclosed cars are not as noisy, if you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family Christmas Express train ride was a lot of fun. The kids loved the characters, and the adults loved the scenery.More

Thank Kendra M B
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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kendra, thank you so much for your review of our Santa Express train rides. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time with us last year and we do hope to see you again this year for even more family fun! We...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We read several reviews before going on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We opted to go for VIP tickets (about $25 more I think) for a summer outing because we wanted A/C and did not want to be packed in with a bunch of kids...More

Thank Michelle T
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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Michelle, thank you so much for riding with us and for going ahead to provide us with a review of your experience. We are so glad to hear that you guys enjoyed your time on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and that our Premier Class...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There's nothing scenic about the train ride in my opinion. The river is meh and isn't that close to the train, and there's so much brush in the way you can hardly see it. The train you ride on is fine and comfortable. My largest...More

Thank Junior D
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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for riding on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for providing us with a review of your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your actual train ride but are sad to hear that you did not enjoy your stay in the sister towns...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Train ride was wonderful! On the other hand the little town you have to spend 2 hours at has a lot to be desired! Their were more closed shops then open ones ! A couple of restaurants and that’s it!More

Thank Kelly4251971
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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kelly, thank you for riding on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for providing us with a review of your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your train ride. We want you to know that McCaysville, Ga/Copperhill, Tn is currently undergoing through many upgrades to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be honest, I was apprehensive as to whether this experience would be worth the cost for our family of five (kids ages 3, 7, & 9). I’m so glad we went ahead and rode the train. The kids (& parents) had a blast! They...More

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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your in-depth review and for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We are so glad to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time with us. We do hope we see you again soon, maybe...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very relaxing, beautiful ride along the riverside through the country. Good for the old and the young. Open air cars, closed climate controlled passenger cars and premier passenger cars (18 years and older only) are available. The trip begins at 11am in the historic...More

Thank Doug G
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Dayana C, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your in-depth review and for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We do hope we see you again soon. We want you to...More

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Jennifer A
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Dayana C | Property representative |
Jennifer, as the other commenter noted, the only car that serves food is our Premier class car which is an 18(+) first class service car. We do, however, serve food in our concession car. I hope this helps!
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jackfreeman55
May 24, 2018|
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Strollers are allowed for all ages. You just have to fold it when you are about to board and the car host will load it up for you and stow it in our vestibule until our arrival in McCaysville, Ga/Copperhill, Tn. when our car... More
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Mom_of_one2014
May 11, 2018|
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Certified service animals are allowed on train
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