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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
33 W Canal St, on U.S. Route 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764-1105
+1 740-249-1452
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends and I decided to have a girls’ day out and chose the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad for our event. We live in Columbus and drove in for the afternoon.We had an absolutely lovely time. The train ride was peaceful and fun. The staff...More

Thank Castles124
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Maybe they should take the word Scenic out of the name, it’s misleading. There was very little scenic about the trip. I can’t believe that one review said this trip only went by a couple of run down homes because it travels beside LOTS of...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

The train ride is not at all worth it, The restrooms at station is out of order, no scenic views along the hour and half ride.It talks abt places along the route which are abandoned or now turned into something else.

1  Thank shafi m
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The train ride provided excitement for the children on board as parents had brought along a picnic lunch to share on the two hour ride. The stop at the Pioneer Village really added to the trip.

Thank GypsyBev
Bob L, Marketing Dir. at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

GypsyBev - thanks for your nice comments. Come back and visit us again.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on the train ride for the great train robbery. A little hot but a great time.

Thank andreafout
Bob L, Marketing Director at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Andrea - thanks for the nice comments, glad you had a great time!

Reviewed July 15, 2018

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 July 17, 2018

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 July 13, 2018

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

Thank SLS864
Reviewed June 25, 2018

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

1  Thank colio100
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.

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July 7, 2018|
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
Veena S
June 1, 2018|
Response from Bob L | Property representative |
Google HockingValleyTrain for a link to our website and the info your need.