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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8501
+1 877-413-8724
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Expensive waste

This scenic train ride was beautiful but way overpriced . The ride itself was very enjoyable we sat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fungus310
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Melbourne, Florida
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Relaxing

Very relaxing trip and very knowledgeable staff. Loved the "corny" jokes! The small town in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Denise T
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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 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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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sit and relax for a short one hour ride to the state line between Georgia and Tennessee. You will have 2 hours to eat, walk and shop in McCaysville, GA and Cooperhill, TN. Good family own small restaurants to eat. Good family trip. I recommend...More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We take great pride in improving each rider's experience with us and your review helps :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun train ride... It's fun to jump across the state line of Ga and Tn. We walked all around the towns and had a beer at Copper City Craft House. Fun trip.

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

Debbie, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We take all feedback seriously in order to improve each rider's experience daily and your review helps. Thanks again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice relaxing day excursion. Views of the Toccoa river were beautiful. McCaysville was also nice to walk around.

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. We work hard every day to make the experience on our railway one you will never forget and your review helps. Thanks again!

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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 ErikaMVdd | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, I would contact the railway and ask. Great question as it probably would be pretty to see fireworks while riding the train
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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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