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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

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Address: State Route 28/92, Cass, WV
Phone Number: 304-456-4300
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Mini family reunion

We took the 4.5 hour train to Knob Hill and were not disappoonted. Very friendly guides and narration over the speaker system (which, unfortunately, was very difficult to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Merced, California
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Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the 4.5 hour train to Knob Hill and were not disappoonted. Very friendly guides and narration over the speaker system (which, unfortunately, was very difficult to hear/understand. Great scenery, especially at the overlooks, so be sure to bring your camera. It was strange but we saw almost no animal life. I suspect that is due to the loud... More 

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Berryville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cass is a time machine. The town is mostly preserved as it was when it operated as a logging and lumber mill town. You can shop at the company store and stay at a company house. The crown jewel is the steam locomotives, many which operated at Cass when it was a lumber town. If you are a rail fan... More 

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Paris, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the State Park at a refurbished workers cottage. The cottages are rustic but they were nice and they were clean and reasonably priced. They have 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room, easily sleep 6 people. The trails around the area are great for biking and hiking. We then took the steam train ride to... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 2 grandkids, age 8 and 11, on the Whittaker trip. Bought tickets at the depot an hour before trip. We were lucky, recommend you buy in advance. The train ride was so much fun. The kids were so excited to go and never sat down the entire 2 hour trip. The car was not crowded so kids... More 

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Lucasville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our four Grandchildren to ride the shay to Bald Knob and back. They enjoyed the train ride so much they are ready to go on another one. The engine is not a replica. It is the real thing. It is over 100 years old. The whistle blows and the steam fills the air. At one point, you can... More 

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Northern VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Young or old, all will have a great time on this rail trip. Having rail fans in the family, we are very rarely disappointed in scenic rail trips and this was no exception. We arrived the day before, purchased our tickets and did a little self-guided tour of the park. We couldn't decide whether to do the 2 hr or... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live in WV and this has been on my to do list for a while. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the train ride. I was with my wife and was a romantic trip back in time. The trains are actually steam engines with coal burning broilers. You actually get a little soot on you which was part of... More 

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Gardners, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Cass on our bucket list of places to visit and it was well worth it. It is hard to believe that one engine can take the cars up that steep climb through two switchbacks. Great views just wish the rain would of held off when we reached the top of bald knob. The provided box lunch was a... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent time! Roger described details & fun facts the whole way up. It was a little difficult to hear at times, but he excellently advised us when to get cameras out AND which side to look for a spectacular pics views. There were very few jolts, mostly a smooth ride. There IS a wheel chair lift into the train AND... More 

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Oak Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrive early enough to take the train up to Bald Knob, the highest point for this train. Box lunches are available and parking is not a problem.

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