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Nice ride

Reservations were not required and the price was right, so we decided to hop on the train. It was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SLS864
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Greenville, South Carolina
Fun Sunday Afternoon

The train ride is nice and peaceful. It's nothing extraordinary but it definitely gives you a feel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jarvis H
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The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is a 501c3 non-profit organization operated entirely by volunteer members. It operates historic train rides from Nelsonville, Ohio, a close drive to the Hocking Hills. The track was originally built in 1869 and the...more
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33 W Canal St, on U.S. Route 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764-1105
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+1 740-249-1452
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best summer adventure in Ohio! Take your cowboy's hat and go on a train ride! You know what's coming when you see the outlaws on their horses chasing the train... no need to panic though, they're really friendly! If you give them all your fake...More

Thank BuckeyeAdventures
Bob L, Marketing Co-director at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks BuckeyeAdventures for the great review. We pride ourselves on providing historic train rides and specialty themed trains throughout our season. Come back and ride us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations were not required and the price was right, so we decided to hop on the train. It was a nice ride from Nelsonville to Logan and back, and the return trip went below town for a stop at the recreated village of Robbins Crossing....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train ride is nice and peaceful. It's nothing extraordinary but it definitely gives you a feel of what it was like to travel on the Hocking Valley Railroad. We did the short trip to Haydenville. Next time I want to do the longer ride...More

1  Thank Jarvis H
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Went on the "preseason train" to the 2018 season, and my family really enjoyed it. Our daughter loves trains, so this was very special for her. The conductors, and volunteers at the station were all very friendly and interactive. Loved the fact you could bring...More

Thank T W
Bob L, Marketing Director at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thanks T W. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip on our historic railway. Please do come back in October and enjoy our Fall Foliage trains.

Reviewed April 4, 2018

had a great family day out with 12 family members ages 3 to 8 grandchildren and 6 adults we all have a fun day and staff were very pleasant and helpful . would recommend a visit for all ages

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Bob L, Marketing Director at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thanks for your review. We are glad that you and your family had a fun day. We are, indeed, proud of our volunteer staff. Please plan to come again during our season which starts Memorial Day weekend. Thanks again.

Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

I frequently visit the Rocky Boot Outlet and have been wanting to ride the Hocking Valley Train for more than a few years now. In October I finally got to ride the train during their Halloween themed event for my birthday. There were a lot...More

Thank Kristin R
Bob L, Marketing Mgr at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thanks Kristin. We are glad you enjoyed our event. We try to live up to our "family friendly train rides" theme all season long. Please plan on returning to ride our other themed trains throughout our 2018 season.

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This was a horrible experience, the train broke, we were the only ones on the train of African American decent. Only one person spoke, the egg hunt was a joke, never again.More

1  Thank Arnetha C
Bob L, Marketing Mgr. at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Wow! We feel that this review is very unfair. Our train did not breakdown, we were late leaving our depot because of late arriving passengers who we waited for. As far as ethnic passengers, we of course have no bias toward who rides our trains,...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This is the most horrible scenic ride. Nothing about this is good. No heat, We rode in reverse. This is aboslutely HORRID. Two thumbs downMore

1  Thank Tasha B
Bob L, Marketing Mgr. at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

We feel that this is not a fair review. The event was advertised as an Easter Train with a stop for an egg hunt and the Easter Bunny. It is our feeling that we delivered as advertised in our print media and social media. Our...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

A two hour 20 mile round trip to celebrate New Year's Eve. We went on the wine and cheese car. Wine was from Ravens Glen winery. Also the glasses, which were a keepsake of the evening. They also had party hats, beads, and noise makers....More

1  Thank jackie W
Bob L, other at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Jackie W. -- we are glad you and your party had a good time. We attempt to provide our patrons with a historic, themed train ride. Hope to see you again in our 2018 season. Thanks again for the generous review.

Reviewed January 3, 2018

After a nice dinner in Athens, Ohio, my wife and I along with another couple went for the New Year's Eve train ride. It was a cold night but the train car was quite cozy. Aboard, there was a party atmosphere, friendly staff and fellow...More

Thank Udo M
Bob L, other at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Udo M -- we are happy that you and your party had a good time on our New Year's Eve train. We strive to provide our patrons with historic, themed train rides. We hope you will join us again in our 2018 season. Thanks again...More

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Response from Jarvis H | Reviewed this property |
Their website has the information you’re trying to find. The train runs on Saturday and Sunday during the summer. You can order tickets online or at the train depot. Get there an hour early to pick up your tickets and to... More
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Veena S
June 1, 2018|
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Google HockingValleyTrain for a link to our website and the info your need.
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