$42 & up – Spot Bald Eagles on a Scenic Train Ride in WV

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Nathan Kirchhoff
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Flexible Deal

Save now and choose your dates when you're ready. Vouchers are refundable for 14 days, or you can extend the refund period when you buy them. Learn more

Why We Love This Deal

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad celebrates 30+ years of beautiful sightseeing in the South Branch Valley. Travelzoo members can hop aboard for the chance to spot American Bald Eagles, take in West Virginia vistas and have a classic train experience.

What's Included

  • Choice of one 3-Hour Trip in standard coach
    • Trough Trip: 1 p.m. departures select Fridays-Mondays
    • Sunset Trough Trip: evening departures select Fridays (times subject to change; call to confirm)
  • Pricing for above trips:
    • $42 (reg. $65) … one adult (ages 13 and up)
    • $26 (reg. $35) … one child (ages 4-12)
  • One 8-Hour All-Day Trip to Petersburg in standard coach: 10 a.m. departures select Saturdays
    • $68 (reg. $105) … one adult
    • $41 (reg. $55) … one child
  • Not valid on: September 3; Tuesdays-Thursdays
  • See exact departure dates
  • COVID-19 Policy: Check for most up-to-date guidance

Enjoyed This
"Very interesting experience for our Grandsons and us. Their first train ride will be remembered. The people were great and we all had fun."
Jun 8, 2021 - North Chesterfield, USA
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More Reasons to Go

  • Trains come with onboard restrooms, an open-top gondola car and a concession car (cash only)
  • Less than a 3-hour drive from D.C. or Pittsburgh — ideal for a day trip
  • "Railroad enthusiasts will love the classic cars and the vintage diesel engines" (Fun in Fairfax, VA)
Voucher Cancellation & Refund Policy: Within 14 days of purchase, Travelzoo will give you a full refund if you change your mind or can't find dates that suit you. Vouchers can be refunded online by going to “My Account.” After 14 days, your voucher is nonrefundable. If advanced reservations are required, changes and cancellations are subject to the merchant’s cancellation or rescheduling policy, and may result in a fee or voucher forfeiture. You must cancel your reservation directly with the merchant prior to refunding your voucher.

Merchant Cancellation: Once booked, reservations cannot be canceled, but can be rescheduled up to 5 p.m. EST of day prior to reservation. Reschedulings made after 5 p.m. of day prior to reservation are subject to voucher forfeiture.

Voucher can be redeemed immediately; Trough and Sunset Trough Trip vouchers valid select Fridays-Mondays for 1 p.m. (Trough Trip) or evening (Sunset Trough Trip; times subject to change) departures during merchant's operating hours; Petersburg trip voucher valid select Saturdays for 10 a.m. departures during merchant's operating hours. Reservations required by 5 p.m. EST of day prior to desired date; subject to availability. Call to make a reservation; mention your Travelzoo voucher but do not provide your PIN number before arriving at Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad. A credit card may be required to hold your reservation. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Upon arrival at Ticket Office (the blue caboose), present printed voucher or display in Travelzoo mobile app. Tax, if applicable, and gratuity are not included. Please tip on the full value; 18-20% is customary for good service. Not valid on: September 3, 2022. Rescheduling policy applies (must reschedule prior to 5 p.m. EST of day prior to reserved date); voucher subject to forfeiture. Depending on voucher, valid for 1 child (ages 4-12) or 1 adult (ages 13 and up; can be used for an adult or senior; max value is based on the regular adult price). Children 3 and under are free; however, each still requires a ticket (call to add reservations). Not valid on products. Cannot combine with other offers. Must use in 1 visit. Minimum and maximum passenger requirements may apply. Subject to weather conditions. Each passenger may bring a small lunch box; Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad prohibits coolers and any bag larger than a small lunch box. See FAQs.

Up to 35%

$42 & up


When You Can Go

Through Sept. 30; days vary by voucher

How to Book

After purchasing your Travelzoo voucher, please call to book. Reservations must be made by at least 5 p.m. EST of the day prior to your desired date. See voucher for more info.
Enjoyed This
(44 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad over the past 43 months.
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Quality of Activity
4.5 Value for the Money
4.8 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
I've always wanted to enjoy a scenic ride on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, but never made the time or planned for the day-long get away from home. I'm so glad that I finally did it! Sure, it was a long, sweaty day. But what fun! The natural scenery cannot be beat. Plus, there are the historical elements - such as the train itself, what was learned from the narrator along the ride, and the visit to the Grant County Courthouse in Petersburg. I had a wonderful day! Plus, I met some nice people who shared the experience.
Other Comments
Many thanks to the staff for helping make this trip so much fun.
Jason Jun 26, 2022 FREDERICKSBURG, USA
Enjoyed Most
I enjoyed this train ride and so did my family. I selected that I would not go back because to me it's sort of been there done that...
Charles Sep 27, 2021 Winchester, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was an enjoyable day for my husband and I. In addition to the beautiful scenic views, someone on the train was pointing out various buildings/lands/houses/etc and providing very interesting historic facts about those things and the area.
Other Comments
The staff there were very helpful and pleasant.
Lori Jul 07, 2021 Dundalk, USA
Enjoyed Most
A nice scenic ride and yes we spotted several eagles. Just the scenery is worth the ride.
Rosetta Jul 27, 2021 Manassas, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very interesting experience for our Grandsons and us. Their first train ride will be remembered. The people were great and we all had fun.
Other Comments
Your people made the difference, great knowledge and very helpful.
Douglas Jun 08, 2021 North Chesterfield, USA
Other Comments
I did not take the trip yet. My reservation is for Sept. 25th. Send me this in October.
August Jun 30, 2021 Shoreham, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice relaxing weekend getaway.
Other Comments
Would like to return in fall when the leaves turn colors.
Robert Aug 22, 2019 Gainesville, USA
Enjoyed Most
I enjoyed the train ride.
Other Comments
Be sure to sit on the river side. Saw 4 bald eagles.
Bobby Aug 08, 2020 Gallipolis, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful day. Narration very informational. Sorry no Eagles sighted.
Carol Sep 29, 2020 New Brighton, USA
Other Comments
It is an activity that I would do only once.
Carol Sep 08, 2019 Rockville, USA

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