loading spinner
23798
West Virginia

All Aboard! A West Virginia Train Adventure With Your Grandchild

Ride the Durbin Rocket and four other trains along the historic rails of West Virginia with your grandchild. Plus, mine for gems and meet Wild West characters along the way!
Program No. 23798RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299
West Virginia

All Aboard! A West Virginia Train Adventure With Your Grandchild

Ride the Durbin Rocket and four other trains along the historic rails of West Virginia with your grandchild. Plus, mine for gems and meet Wild West characters along the way!
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,299
Program No. 23798 RJ
climate
Plan ahead.
What kind of weather can you expect? Take a look!
No Dates
There are no dates available.
Enter your email address and we will contact you as soon as dates are available.
example@gmail.com

Notify me

At a Glance

All aboard the Durbin Rocket, a vintage Heisler Steam Engine! Ride the rails with your grandchild along the Greenbrier River and through the Monongahela National Forest on the Durbin Rocket and four other trains! Take in the views of beautiful Appalachia, with stops along the way to search for sparkling gems in underground caves, explore a stone mansion and hike to a shimmering waterfall. Meet Wild West scoundrels and Appalachian artists and musicians as you learn all about the history of the railroad in West Virginia together.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • During a ride on the Durbin Rocket, be a part of the “Shoot ‘em Up Adventure” as a cast of Wild West characters take over the train.
  • Enjoy a field trip to the Seneca Caverns for a gem mining expedition.
  • At Elkins Depot, board the Cheat Mountain Salamander for a ride along the Cheat River, and stop for an easy hike to High Falls.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Cass at 50: A Half-Century of West Virginia's Unique State Park
by Richard Sparks
A History of West Virginia
by Anna Egan Smucker
Articles on West Virginia Railroads, Including : Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, West Virginia Railroad Museum, Durbin
by Hephaestus Books
Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad
by Carleton Olegario M. Ximo





Your Well-Being is Our #1 Priority

We’re committed to making your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.

See Our Safety Roadmap
Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback