What a ride. It may not have the best scenery in the summer because of all the trees, but just sitting back and enjoying the RIDE was worth it all. I was first a little hesitate about paying what they were asking but then with all the little surprises they give you, it was worth it to me. The round trip ride lasted 4 hours. You have time at RUSK (our turnaround) to eat a picnic lunch and look around the gift shop and watch the movie. You can even watch the engine being turned around so we can go back to Palestine. There were lots of people the day I went and we all had a good time. We had a great lady as our informer of any question you had. We had snacks and soda all the time, also popcorn and coffee(small charge for Popcorn). I will do it again in the fall, the leaves will be beautiful.