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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

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Address: State Route 28/92, Cass, WV
Phone Number: +1 304-456-4300
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Whittaker Train Best for Families

This is a 2 hour train ride that goes through the woods and stops at Whittaker station. The station has food drinks and ice cream! it feels pretty up there, like the air is fresh... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brittany P
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Colcord, West Virginia
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Colcord, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 2 hour train ride that goes through the woods and stops at Whittaker station. The station has food drinks and ice cream! it feels pretty up there, like the air is fresh and the sky is gorgeous and everything for that one moment seems right. we have ridden 3 trains and this was by far one of... More 

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Columbia, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buying a ticket in advance for the Cass Railroad is easy to do on their website, but it may not be the best idea. We acquired our tickets in advance, but the day we chose to travel was unbelievably foggy. We missed the great views of several counties from the top of the mountain. Once we caught a fleeting glimpse... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This state park is well-maintained by the State of West Virginia. The food at the diner is relatively good and inexpensive. Wi-Fi coverage is free and ubiquitous.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful trip, fun for all, beautiful, and historic ride. Ride behind a Shay locomotive into a time long since passed and view the beautiful fall leaves - this is just what we did! The ride was comfortable, the staff knowledgeable, and scenery sublime! I can not imagine a better way to enjoy a vacation, time with family, and the gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Oh boy, where do I start....let me just say ya can't help but smile when you see the train pulling into the station and you hear that awesome whistle blow, then as it echoes through the valley. You don't have to be a train aficionado to appreciate the brute strength of such an engineering accomplishment with coal, heat, water and... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We caught the train at the Cass Station (after visiting the gift shop) and journeyed, with a stop at the breathtakingly beautiful falls, up to Elkins where we spent the night - had a great dinner at C J Maggie's and then walked around town a bit. Boarded our train the next morning for our return trip to Cass, via... More 

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Watervliet, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I am a photographer that specializes in wildlife but the chance to photograph operating steam locomotives was too much to let skip by. The staff at CSR was cordial, enev the saturday rain didn't put a damper on the event. A beautiful place to visit especially in the fall for a great rail ride or just enjoy the fall colors

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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

My husband and I booked a trip on the train to Whittaker Station. We arrived early so we could check out the town. It's small but very nice. During our wait we shopped at the gift shop, checked out the visitors center, ate at the Last Stop restaurant, checked out the museum and the Artistry gift shop. We really enjoyed... More 

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Madison, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We rode the Cass Railroad on the Bald Knob excursion. We had a blast! The cars have a guide who will answer all your questions, ours was a young man who had been doing this for 14 years we loved him. It advertised a Hobo Lunch and what we got was much more than anticipated. This is a 4 1/2-5... More 

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Mount Pulaski, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We arrived at Cass 2 hours before the train left. There are gift shops and a museum to visit. We took the Steam Engine ride to Bald Knob. It was wonderful! The views were spectacular and the color of the trees were perfect. It was a little chilly, but not too bad. The trip was 5.5 hours. The lunch was... More 

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