This tourist railway normally runs a between Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Georgia/Coppherhill, Tennessee, following the Toccoa River for much of he route. I’ve not taken a trip with them (yet) but have heard great things about the pace, the views, and the vintage cars (you can choose from air-conditioned or open-air). Keep the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in mind if you’re traveling to the mountains.
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Downtown Blue Ridge is a happening place. Nearly all the downtown storefronts are busy and many are being or have been refurbished. There’s obviously a good community spirit here. I hope locals will work toward getting their business district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It definitely deserves such a designation.
According to the Swan Drive-In website, which goes into much greater detail on the history of this landmark, Jack Jones, Sr., and W. H. Tilley, Jr. built the Rialto in 1955 to accommodate ever-growing crowds of moviegoers in Blue Ridge. It’s still open after all these years and remains a popular destination. It’s one of just four remaining drive-in theatres in Georgia.