Big South Fork Scenic Railway

100 Henderson St.
Stearns, KY 42647- Map It
(606) 376-5330

AAA Editor Notes

Big South Fork Scenic Railway, 1 mi. w. of US 27 on SR 92, offers a scenic 16-mile tour along Big South Fork, a branch of the Cumberland River, in enclosed and open-air excursion cars. There is a stopover in Blue Heron, an abandoned coal mine company town that has been restored by the National Park Service. The line originally was used by the Stearns Coal & Lumber Co. to transport logs and coal. The 90-minute Run to the Gorge excursion is offered in November. Time: Allow 3 hours, 30 minutes minimum.
Fare (includes train, mining town and The McCreary County Museum at Stearns) $25.25; $23.75 (ages 60+); $15.50 (ages 3-12).
Hours: Departures Wed.-Fri. at 11, Sat. at 11 and 2:30, Sun. at 12:30, May-Sept. (also Sun. at 11 and 2:30, Mon. at 11 on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends); Tues.-Fri. at 11, Sat. at 11 and 2:30, Sun. at 12:30, in Oct.; Thurs.-Fri. at 11, Sat. at 11 and 2:30, in Apr. Run to the Gorge rides (1.5-hour duration) depart Thurs.-Sat. at 1, Nov. 1-18 and 27-30. Phone for information about Halloween and Christmas departures. Closed Thanksgiving.