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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
1,199 / ADULT
999 / CHILD

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.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking for one mile and climbing stairs.
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.
Featured Expert
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Mick Souter
Mick Souter is West Virginia’s “bard of education,” a performing artist who combines songs and stories to both educate and entertain. Mick has presented more than 3,000 concert programs over the past 18 years in educational settings. He is a singer, storyteller and versatile instrumentalist who plays banjo, guitar, dulcimer, violin, autoharp, mandolin, piano, recorder and harmonica. Mick’s up-beat shows have received high praise from educators, principals, counselors and students.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Mick Souter
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Lars Byrne
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