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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
+1 877-413-8724
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Do it once, but not premiere class

As historic train rides go, this was the first one for both my wife and I. We had read great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adhose
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Orlando, Florida
Lovely trip

We recently took our granddaughters and daughter on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. The weather was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barb581
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Titusville
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“open air car” (72 reviews)
“hour layover” (31 reviews)
“toccoa river” (70 reviews)
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241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
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+1 877-413-8724
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As historic train rides go, this was the first one for both my wife and I. We had read great things about the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway online so we quickly placed it on our Blue Ridge To-Do list. We weren't sure how busy the...More

Thank Adhose
Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently took our granddaughters and daughter on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. The weather was a little wet, but we still had a great time. Lunch stop is in a cute little town. There is a host on each car and they make sure...More

Thank Barb581
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is exactly what you think it is, a train! It's authentic, modern, updated, clean, and the staff were very friendly. It wasn't all that exciting of an experience, just slow-paced and steady. Maybe very enjoyable for elementary aged children but the older kids may...More

Thank Crystal N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This scenic train ride was beautiful but way overpriced . The ride itself was very enjoyable we sat in open air car and the scenery was everything other reviewers had said. Our problem came at the 2 hour lay over . The diners were nice...More

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Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed your ride and are sorry you feel that way about McCaysville. We work hard everyday to improve the overall experience for each and every rider and your review helps.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very relaxing trip and very knowledgeable staff. Loved the "corny" jokes! The small town in Tennessee and Georgia was cute and quaint. We loved finding the hidden rocks also. My teenagers had the most fun doing that. Next time think I'll go without the kids...More

Thank Denise T
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Denise thank you so much for your wonderful review! We work really hard each day to ensure every rider has a good time on our train and your review helps us improve on that. Thanks so much :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Too pricey for such a short ride with nothing to see in between. Maybe it is worth going to see fall colors but avoidable in other seasons. Even disappointing was the 2 hour halt in between with nothing to do if you can have your...More

Thank sumitgut2ia
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry you feel that way. We work hard everyday to improve the overall experience for each and every rider and your review helps.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently enjoyed a ride on the BRSC. We purchased tickets for the premier car and weren't disappointed. The seats were comfortable and the car was air conditioned. We received snacks, drinks and souvenirs. The hosts were very nice and informative. Lovely...More

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

Anita, we are so glad that you and your husband had such a great time in our Premier car. I know our Premier staff takes great pride in providing only the best service and I will make sure to let them know that you guys...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open train is great for picture taking. Georgia Boys is wonderful for lunch and quick too. The barbecue was delicious and the lady behind the counter even gave us a keepsake rock from the area!

Thank Elisa34982
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful review Elisa! We hope you come back and see us again in the future

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife here to ride the train. It was an Amazing Experience!! I purchased ahead of time the "premier coach tickets". This tickets were $79, but to me, it was worth every penny! The seats were almost like 1st class! AC was going,...More

Thank Clint D
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Clint, we are so glad that you and your wife had such a great time in our Premier car. I know our Premier staff takes great pride in providing only the best service and I will make sure to let them know that you guys...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a cute little experience. The train goes 13 miles to the GA/TN line. You have lunch in this small town, and head back. My son loved the ride. The open air seating was amazing

Thank Nikki A
Dayana F, Manager at Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive review Nikki. We take pride in improving each rider's experience with us and your review helps!

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gambhiraopet
Does the fireworks special has stops for dinner etc? Do you have enough parking??
23 June 2017|
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Response from Dayana F | Property representative |
There is no "special" parking for the Firecracker Special as this is a regular train departure at 7pm leaving to the sister towns of McCaysville, Ga/Copperhill, Tn. This is where the train will stop and passengers will have... More
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gambhiraopet
Which car is better for the fireworks? Open Air 2929 or Open Air 114.
22 June 2017|
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Response from Dayana F | Property representative |
For the Firecracker Special, the fireworks will take place once it gets dark outside. When we pull into McCaysville, Ga you will have enough time to get something to eat and then get ready to watch the fireworks display. You... More
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A S
Are there a lot of stray dogs around the shops and cafes in McCaysville?
17 June 2017|
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Response from Dayana F | Property representative |
There are no strays in either town. Any dogs seen in either Blue Ridge, Ga or McCaysville, Ga/Copperhill, Tn are normally being walked by their owners.
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