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Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad
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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“parlor car”(87 reviews)
“cookies”(28 reviews)
“tygart flyer”(51 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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315 Railroad Ave, Elkins Depot, Elkins, WV 26241-3883
+1 304-636-9477
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

I have taken my daughter every year for 4 years. Every year it has been great except this year! We sat in silence for about 20 minutes. You couldn’t hear the people from every part of the train. They stood in one spot. They had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a family group of 12 on the Polar Express. We were all first timers. The train ride was nice and lasted a perfect amount of time. The hot chocolate was good along with the cookies. The entertainment was a nice surprise! Santa was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leslies190
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We (four 50-ish adults) rode the "Durbin Rocket" in mid-September. The scenery was lovely. We could sit on a bench in a car right behind the engine or in a closed car (windows are open). It is a three-hour trip with a stop at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We went here for Polar Express in December 2015 and are going back this year, December 2018. What a great experience for the kids. We loved it and so did they!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saramG1537RP
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This was a group tour of about 64 people. We rode on the Cass Bald Knob Train, the Cheat Mountain Salamander, the Durbin Rocket and the Mountain Explorer Dinner Train. All the train rides were excellent. Plenty of interesting scenery and guides to explain the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Ace_53144
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Our trip to the high falls aboard the Flyer was awesome. We had our grandchildren along for their first train ride and they were very entertained. The car was clean and the views were beautiful. The lunch wasn't the greatest, but was ok. Just lunch...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sammyj0724
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the Tygart Flyer train ride. The train was actually pretty smooth. We got seats in the parlor car and there was plenty of room and we had great views. The falls were amazing. Our host was Dillon and he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PhyllisJ563
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Spent a wonderful time in Elkins WV sight seeing and riding the train. Wonderful experience and lunch on the train was delicious

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vacation782000
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Went with a group and got the up front train with nice seats, table, wine and sandwiches. Dylan did a nice job keeping us entertained and serving. Not bumpy or loud, will not get "car sick" and if you have not done it, do it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cstauber
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

My dad and sister and I are touring West Virginia and decided a train ride to the waterfalls would be nice. We were surprised there were no train seats in the train cars, only tables and chairs, but the ridr was pleasant and the cold...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 20, 2018|
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Response from Vicki T | Reviewed this property |
From Elkins Depot it says no in their rules, however I don’t remember them being very strict. I think I took a water bottle. I went on one that served lunch and that began very shortly after our trip began!
August 20, 2018|
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Response from MTpob | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are restrooms.
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Sylvia R | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, no problem. You may not get down steps to some falls attractions but the train rides should be good.