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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

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“open air”(154 reviews)
“open car”(88 reviews)
“toccoa river”(102 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For my husband's birthday we drove to Blue Ridge, Ga for the scenic railway. We selected the Premier Class and it was a wonderful Experience. The car hosts, Patty and Lori, were so helpful and lovely, and it was only Lori's second day! The light...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Amanda C
brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Amanda, thank you so much for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway's Premier Class car and for coming back to provide us with a review of your experience. We are so very glad to hear that you and your husband had a...More

Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

We came for the Christmas ride, and we had a really good time. The costumes need a bit of updating, but my kids enjoyed themselves. It was festive and fun, and we enjoyed the scenery. They had Christmas carols, characters, and of course, Santa! We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CoachDub
brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Thank you 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 and your family had a wonderful time. We do our very best...More

Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Lots of fun! The train ride was very pleasant, and we enjoyed walking around town for a while before boarding the train again. I highly recommend the train!More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kristi L
brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

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

Reviewed 7 January 2019

We went for the Polar Express and were not disappointed. The lady that ran our car, i forget her name but she was from South Florida, was great! Santa and the Misses came through and took pictures with everyone young and old. Even the Grinch...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 201JM
brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

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 enjoyed your time with us on the Santa Express train...More

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

I had a great experience on the train. We did the normal scenic train that goes to McCaysville and back. There’s plenty of room for friends to sit together and chat while you ride and the staff are all very friendly. Our host Jeff was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M5572OIellena
brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

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

Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

We went on the Santa express. Our group of 10 consisted of a toddler and adults 21-65 years. The cost of the tickets was $47 per adult and over $30 for the three year old. This is outrageous for the quality of the experience. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Thank you for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for going ahead to provide us with a review of your experience. Our Santa Express train rides do not go all the way to McCaysville, Ga/Copperhill, Tn. Did you purchase your tickets...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

The Santa Express is a Christmas themed train ride in a scenic area near Blue Ridge, GA. This is really more of a family activity but we still enjoyed it. The scenery is quite beautiful although it can be viewed much better from the side...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Amy, thank you so much for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway's Santa Express train ride. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We let our passengers know prior to booking that the Santa Express train rides...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 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
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brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

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

Reviewed 9 December 2018 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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brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Thank you 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 sorry to hear that your experience was not what you expected. Our Car Hosts are supposed to encourage...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018 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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brscenic, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

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

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Trail260482
30 December 2018|
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It would depend on the coach and severity of the autism.If the individual has a problem with lots of people, it may not be a good idea. Although, if the individual has auditory issues then we recommend noise cancelling or... More
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Cassie D
7 October 2018|
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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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1 October 2018|
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No alcohol allowed on the train 🚂
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