There’s something so nostalgic about train rides. Not only are they a scenic way to get from here to there, but they also offer a glimpse into a time when railroads were the primary form of transportation. Fortunately, it’s all too possible to enjoy scenic rail excursions here in Virginia. One of the most unique of them all is offered by the Rappahannock Railroad Museum in Fredericksburg. Their open-air train ride in Virginia is one that all ages are sure to love.

If you were to do a search for “open train rides near me,” this one would most certainly pop up at the top of the list!

For more information, including rates and availability, check out the Rappahannock Railroad Museum website. There is also a Facebook Rappahannock Railroad Museum page.

Have you ever experienced this open-air train ride in Virginia? Let us know in the comments below — we’d love to hear all about your experience!

Looking for more train-related content? Check out these incredible and scenic rail trips in Virginia.

If you’d like to explore hikes around Fredericksburg, you can find some great trails by going to the AllTrails website.

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Out and About in Virginia

Where can we find scenic drives in Virginia?

  • The Blue Ridge Parkway has been rated as one of the best road trips you can take in America.
  • The 129 miles of U.S. Route 13 (which actually stretches over 500 miles from North Carolina through Pennsylvania) that stretches from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to the North Carolina border is among the prettiest in the state.
  • The Colonial Parkway is a 23-mile route that connects historic Yorktown and Jamestown.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other dramatic scenic drives in Virginia.

Where can we find historic attractions in Virginia?

  • Arlington National Cemetery, located in Arlington, is a sobering yet beautiful spot where over 400,000 active duty servicepeople, veterans, and their family members have been laid to rest.
  • Manassas National Battlefield, located in Prince William County, is where two pivotal Civil War battles took place back in the day.
  • Mount Vernon, located just outside of Alexandria, is a breathtaking estate and the former home of our first president – George Washington.

Read on to learn about some of the many other fascinating historic attractions in Virginia.

Where can we find hiking trails in Virginia?

  • The Mary's Rock Trail, located within Shenandoah National Park, is a challenging three-mile trail accessible via both the northern and southern sides of the Appalachian Trail.
  • The Stony Man Trail, located in Stony Man, is a 1.5-mile loop featuring breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • The Little Stony Falls Trail, located in Dungannon, is a 5.2-mile trail that meanders through wooded areas and features a beautiful waterfall.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other outstanding hiking trails in Virginia.

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