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Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
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The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is a 501c3 non-profit organization operated entirely by volunteer members. It operates historic train rides from Nelsonville, Ohio, a close drive to the Hocking Hills. The track was originally built in 1869 and the...more
33 W Canal St, on U.S. Route 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764-1105
+1 740-249-1452
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a feeling of nostalgia to experience this 1920 authentic coal fired steam locomotive. It was an enjoyable ride on No. 3. which included Hocking River Valley to Logan with a stop at Robins Crossing. The entire trip was 3 hours. Fall is a great...More

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Bob L, Marketing Director at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the very nice review. We take pride in all our volunteers and are justly proud of all the time and work that went into restoring No.3 Glad you came to visit us, please come again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great train ride especially during the fall to see the foliage. Reasonably priced so it will not bankrupt a family. They have enclosed and exposed cars. The trip is about 2 hours running through past Hadenville (company town for brick manufacture in...More

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Bob L, Marketing Mgr. at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip on our historic railway. We try to keep our prices as low as possible. It helps us live up to our slogan, "Family Friendly". Thanks again and come back and ride some of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I decided to have a girls’ day out and chose the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad for our event. We live in Columbus and drove in for the afternoon.We had an absolutely lovely time. The train ride was peaceful and fun. The staff...More

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Bob L, Marketing Mgr. at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very nice review. We are glad you all enjoyed your trip on our historic railway. We take a lot of pride in our volunteers, without them we would not exist. Will pass on your kudos to Isaac, one of our unpaid...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe they should take the word Scenic out of the name, it’s misleading. There was very little scenic about the trip. I can’t believe that one review said this trip only went by a couple of run down homes because it travels beside LOTS of...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

The train ride is not at all worth it, The restrooms at station is out of order, no scenic views along the hour and half ride.It talks abt places along the route which are abandoned or now turned into something else.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

The train ride provided excitement for the children on board as parents had brought along a picnic lunch to share on the two hour ride. The stop at the Pioneer Village really added to the trip.

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Bob L, Marketing Dir. at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

GypsyBev - thanks for your nice comments. Come back and visit us again.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on the train ride for the great train robbery. A little hot but a great time.

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Bob L, Marketing Director at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Andrea - thanks for the nice comments, glad you had a great time!

Reviewed July 15, 2018

Best summer adventure in Ohio! Take your cowboy's hat and go on a train ride! You know what's coming when you see the outlaws on their horses chasing the train... no need to panic though, they're really friendly! If you give them all your fake...More

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Bob L, Marketing Co-director at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thanks BuckeyeAdventures for the great review. We pride ourselves on providing historic train rides and specialty themed trains throughout our season. Come back and ride us again!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

Reservations were not required and the price was right, so we decided to hop on the train. It was a nice ride from Nelsonville to Logan and back, and the return trip went below town for a stop at the recreated village of Robbins Crossing....More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

The train ride is nice and peaceful. It's nothing extraordinary but it definitely gives you a feel of what it was like to travel on the Hocking Valley Railroad. We did the short trip to Haydenville. Next time I want to do the longer ride...More

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July 7, 2018|
Response from Jarvis H | Reviewed this property |
Their website has the information you’re trying to find. The train runs on Saturday and Sunday during the summer. You can order tickets online or at the train depot. Get there an hour early to pick up your tickets and to... More
Veena S
June 1, 2018|
Response from Bob L | Property representative |
Google HockingValleyTrain for a link to our website and the info your need.