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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
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A great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (BRSR) starts at the historic depot, built in 1905, in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. This charming mountain village is nestled in the lush Chattahoochee National Forest and is known for it’s...more
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241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the train ride the day before Thanksgiving. It was a nice ride and the guide in our car was great! He shared history and mixed in some humor as well. We enjoyed it. Our group had 9 people and 4 were kids ages...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SaltLife-MN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have kids 8, 10 and 11.... I thought this train ride would be a good way to induce Christmas spirit- but yeah- not so much. They had lights and garlands in the cars, but that’s it. Santa comes around for a minute or two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the trip on the scenic railway from Blue Ridge to McCaysville/Copperhill. The ride was 13 scenic miles along the Toccoa River. The hosts on the train were very informative as to the history of the area. The train was decorated with lights and there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun 4 hour trip. We rode the train on November 19 and even though most of the fall color and leaves were gone, that helped to be able to see the river and scenery better. We reserved space on a closed coach...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SwissMiss59
Tracey F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for riding with us and coming back to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again in the future. McCaysville/Copperhill is currently in the process of bringing many more shops and restaurants...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying the train ride itself is highly enjoyable and the scenic view is breath taking at the end of November. The staff have this excursion train down to a science, with the disbursements of snacks (in the premiere class) to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rachal G, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Renee, thank you for riding with us and for coming back to provide an honest review of your experience with us. We are so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time! We want you to know that, here at the Blue Ridge...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price of these tickets are not worth the train ride. Paid for the ride that was upgraded and the individual being the host on the car was very rude and not helpful. The scenery was ok but the Hiawassee train trip is much better....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank whmcam
Rachal G, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for riding the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for coming back to provide us with a review of your experience. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good time on your train excursion and were hoping that you would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on this train ride for the Fall Foliage tour on a rainy, rainy Veteran's Day. It was one of the last 2 tours for the fall rides offered. I think on any other day the ride would be absolutely charming and relaxing with friends...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rachal G, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for going ahead to provide us with a review of your experience. We are glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. We want you to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great couples activity. We were hoping for more fall color but the peak had passed. The staff and train are great. We enjoyed the conversation with our train car host as well as the conductor.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rachal G, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mark, thank you so much for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for going ahead to provide us with a review of your experience. We are so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time! We want you to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I joined another couple on this scenic trip. We road in an open air car, a good choice on a nice day, and it was great! Pleasant ride through the countryside and Charlie our trip guide provided interesting information about places along...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rachal G, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Andy, thank you so much for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for going ahead to provide us with a review of your experience. We are so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time! We want you to...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

you need to be early. Parking in downtown can be challenging. Don't park on an area just because you see other cars also. When we were leaving after the train ride, i saw a cop putting parking tickets on a bunch that were parallel parked....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rachal G, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you so much for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for going ahead to provide us with a review of your experience. We are so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time! We want you to know...More

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Cassie D
6 October 2018|
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Response from Rachal G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The choice is entirely up to you, we have noted families that have booked in Open Air cars primarily because this was the experience they wanted for their children. If you or your family gets... More
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afree2273
30 September 2018|
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Response from Rachal G | Property representative |
No alcohol allowed on the train 🚂
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FrequentFlier598785
8 September 2018|
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Response from Rachal G | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question. Every year is different and it is hard to predict what the leaves/season will do from one year to the next. As the previous reply stated, a lot of it has to do with rain and cold fronts... More
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