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“A Great Travel Back in Time.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Cass
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WY
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138 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A Great Travel Back in Time.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Antique look and feel of these trains and the quaint little town of Cass give you the true feeling that you have traveled back in time. Bring your camera and your coat ( and mittens if you are riding in the fall) and you will see West Virginia from Bald Knob Mountain. We took the 4 hour train trip, and it was nice to sit back and look out the window at the fabulous view. PLEASE NOTE: When they sell you the tickets, they say that having a ticket DOES NOT guarantee you a seat!!! They mean it!!!! On our ride, when everyone boarded, our car was so full, it was standing room only! That means you ARE STANDING FOR 4 HOURS. Thankfully, they added another railcar to the train, and we switched cars and were able to get a seat. I hear the busy time is in the fall. I would ask how busy they have been when you call to make reservations. ALSO, if you are taking the 4 hour tour, bring a lunch!!! You can order a box lunch to go from the restaurant The Last Run at the train station and it will be ready for you. We didn't bring a lunch, and really wish we did!!! Kids will love this, but the 2 hour ride is probably long enough. I think they will get bored during the 4 hour ride. But if you want to sit and listen to train whistles as you watch the beautiful landscape, this is a wonderful afternoon.

Visited October 2013
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“Had a blast it was a little cold!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

My husband and I went for our 3 year anniversary. We enjoyed it. Going back this year to ride the train again and taking our family.

Visited October 2013
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Avondale, Arizona
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“whittaker”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

Took the short ride up to the Whittaker camp! Had a blast looking at the scenery, seeing animals along the tracks, and even had 2 U.S. Marine Osprey aircraft fly over our train! Will definitely do a return trip!

Visited June 2013
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Searcy, Arkansas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Riding behind a Shay locomotive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Not the best scenic train ride, but probably the best behind a Shay Locomotive. Good overall experience. Nice trip up the mountain.

Visited October 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great Train Ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

We took the 4 hr trip to Bald Knob in Oct. and enjoyed it very much. Missed the peak leaf color but it was still beautiful. It was quite a cold day, but they had warned us to dress warmly when we booked it. The hot cocoa at the Whitaker snack shop on the return trip was a nice treat.
Having ridden several scenic trains in the US, this one rates near the top of our list!

Visited October 2013
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