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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
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Great train ride

This is a great train ride to do while in the Blue Ridge, GA area. The first half goes for about an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mjack96799
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Madison, Alabama
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Spring Break with kids

We were there in March with kids and Weather was Awesome. I highly recommend you to sit in Open... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sujithidiculla
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Lithia, Florida
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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 pleasant and unique shopping with friendly folks and an old-time atmosphere. Total excursion is 26 miles (4 hours round-trip) winding along the beautiful Toccoa River in passenger’s choice of vintage, climate controlled rail cars or open-air rail cars arriving in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Passengers have a 2 hour layover in McCaysville/Copperhill; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream, or walk across the old bridge in town to view the river.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“open air” (132 reviews)
“open car” (82 reviews)
“toccoa river” (87 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
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"open car"
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"train car"
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"switch sides"
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"copper hill"
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"car host"
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"state line"
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"return trip"
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"nice trip"
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"closed cars"
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"nice train ride"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great train ride to do while in the Blue Ridge, GA area. The first half goes for about an hour to a town called McCaysville. Then you have a little while to eat and look around there and an hour back. A...More

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Rachal G, General Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us your review. We appreciate the positive feedback and are please to hear you enjoyed your trip with us at BRSR :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there in March with kids and Weather was Awesome. I highly recommend you to sit in Open Train Compartment and It is really Pretty in Fall.I bought the Family picture from the Train and my Host was wonderful (Bill). He was very knowledable...More

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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We are so glad to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time with us in our Open Air car. We do hope we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our 18th Anniversary and I surprised the hubby with a ride in an open air train car. The forecast called for 70Fand sunny for this day but we got 48 and rain. It was down right chilly in the open air. Luckily we...More

1  Thank kuntrykruisers
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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us on your anniversary and do hope you come back and see us again soon. We want you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My lady and I took this train ride up the mountain because she had never ridden on a train before. I was amazed how much fun we had. We made the trip in March 2018. Since this is an open air train ride, we were...More

1  Thank klhpcola
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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for riding with the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and for your wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you and your lady had a wonderful time with us. When you see us again, try our closed coaches for a different...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sisters and I took my dad to ride the train for his 86th birthday. Comfortable seats and great views. Train crew was very nice and friendly. Gave a little history of the area and pointed out interesting things from the window. My dad was...More

1  Thank mrsstephponteau
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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Steph, thank you so much for your review and for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time with us celebrating your father's birthday and we wish him many more wonderful...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased the VIP tickets which has you ride in an air conditioned car. Snacks and beverages are included in the ticket price. There wasn't as much scenery as we expected but it was still a nice ride. They stop at a small town where...More

1  Thank Sandy D
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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sandy, thank you so much for your review and for riding with us on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the ride and your time with us in the Premier Class Car. We want you to know that...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The train ride is nice and relaxing. You see a few nice sights, but nothing too exciting. The town you end up in (Mcaysville) is a waste of time. Nothing worth doing or to see. Save your money.More

2  Thank Andy N
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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Andy, thank you for taking the time to ride with us and providing us with a review of your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your train ride but are sad to hear that you did not like your stay/time in McCaysville, Ga or Copperhill,...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Biggest rip off. Nothing major to see. Lots of trees, hills, & you get dropped off at the next town, think it's called McCaysville??? For shopping". It's just nothing. We couldn't wait to get home.More

2  Thank marypdts810
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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Mary, thank you for your review and for riding the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us and hope you give us a chance again some time in the future. We want you...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It all begins at the historic 100 year old depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Ga. and heads north from there. The train winds through the mountains alongside the beautiful Toccoa River. Car hosts share the history of the railroad, but the real treat is in...More

1  Thank Mary Lou L
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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Mary Lou, thank you so much for your wonderful and in-depth review of your experience on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Thank you for riding with us and giving us a chance. We are so glad to hear that you truly enjoy your time with...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Took the train ride, even though I had been told it was a rip off, well, not so much. Had a wonderful time. Lunch up on the state line was great and the shopping was as expected a tourist trap. But didn’t try to see...More

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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you for giving the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway a chance and for taking the time to write an honest review of your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you had a good time. We want you to know that here at...More

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JenniferC6
12 April 2018|
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Response from Dayana C | Property representative |
Jennifer, thank you so much for your question. For the month of April, we are running Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We will add on Thursdays in May.
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Aleigha M
4 April 2018|
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Response from Dayana C | Property representative |
Aleigha, you may purchase tickets online, via phone, or via our website. During certain times in the year, we do sell out and in those times (namely September-November) we do suggest advanced booking. While it is currently... More
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AShin1
2 April 2018|
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Thank you for your question. The weather is a big part in this decision. This past week was relatively warm for this time of the year and our open air cars were a huge seller on these days. If you worry that your little one... More
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