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Address: Railroad Ave, Elkins, WV 21804
Phone Number: 304 456 4935
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Train Trip to the Falls

Really nice experience. Our first train trip so wasn't sure what to expect. Nice smooth ride through the Monongahela Forest and to visit Cheat Falls. We didn't get to see any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ohiofiremanwife
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Youngstown, Ohio
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Youngstown, Ohio
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice experience. Our first train trip so wasn't sure what to expect. Nice smooth ride through the Monongahela Forest and to visit Cheat Falls. We didn't get to see any wildlife which we were hoping but a good time anyway. Very peaceful at falls. So pretty. You have some free time there to get out and explore. We were... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've just spent 3 and a half weeks travelling solo around West Virginia and I wanted to take a train ride whilst I was out there and this one came recommended. It was easy to book I booked via phone but you can also book online. After chatting with the telephone assistant I booked a parlour car, it was a... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint town with train depot, restaurant and gift shop. The train ride was comfortable, beautiful views, and delicious food. You have time to exit the train and explore Cheat Falls. Wear shoes to walk on rocks and stairs at the falls. Definitely would recommend if you are near this area.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a dirty coal-fired steam train, but a diesel-powered train with closed, air-conditioned cars. For me that takes away a lot of the charm; but most will probably appreciate the comfortable ride. We bought the buffet lunch, and it was cold-cut sandwiches on rolls. Very tasty, but no dessert or anything special. The views are primarily of rock-strewn... More 

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Elkins, West Virginia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They offer a couple different train rides out the Elkins Depot. The popular ones seem to be during the fall leaf peepers season and then the Polar Express as winter approaches.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rode the Tygart Flyer to the High Falls of Cheat on 9/4/16. It is essential to make reservations if you want to go on this trip. The Parlor car only has 26 spaces and costs $72 per person. The "regular" cars cost $57 per person for adults and can accommodate 30-40 people per car. 166 total passengers on our trip.... More 

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Hancock, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Goes from Elkins, WV depot to the High Falls of Cheat in the Monongahela National Forest. Good scenery and good food along the way, excellent service from the staff. Stops for about 1/2 hr at the High Falls of Cheat, giving plenty of time to look around and get photos. Would definitely recommend this trip.

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Thank 144blaked
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very cool experience for my family. The scenery is beautiful and the staff on the train were all very friendly. The falls where you stop are gorgeous. I would recommend this to anyone with or without kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Not a bad way to spend the afternoon taking in the West Virginia's beautiful outdoors. Lunch was simple deli sandwiches with all the condiments, an array of salads and chips were also included. On the ride back you can enjoy a small (child size) strawberry shortcake. Plenty of drinks are included in the price, but wine is extra. Be careful... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We had lunch buffet on the train .The food was good the only drawback was the time it tool to serve a full coach of folks. the ride up to the falls was exciting with comedy by host an extra at the expense of our poor server. Narration about the run was informative with enough history for those of us... More 

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