All rides depart from the Nelsonville Depot, located at 33 W. Canal Street along Business U.S. Route 33 in Nelsonville, Ohio (see map below). This is about 56 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, from the I-70/U.S. 33 interchange, and about 13 miles north of Athens, Ohio.
Tickets are sold in the depot located behind the train tracks, online, or by phone. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted at the depot. American Express accepted online and by phone ( 855-32DEPOT).
The depot opens two hours prior to the first scheduled departure of the day.
The Gift Shop is open on weekends when the depot is open.
The phone number for the depot and gift shop is 740-753-9531.
Reservations may be made online through this website or by calling 855-32DEPOT. Reservations for groups of 20 or more, charter trains and school group trains may be also be arranged by calling 855-32DEPOT. Group reservations/discounts not available for special event trains.
Take U.S. 33 East toward Lancaster. Stay on U.S. 33 until you come to the first Nelsonville exit (also exit for Lake Hope), Exit 182, and turn right. At round-about, go into traffic circle and bear left and continue into Nelsonville. At second traffic light, turn right. You may park in any of the three parking lots on your left (two before the railroad crossing and one directly after).
From Athens and south:
Take U.S. 33 West toward Columbus. Take first Nelsonville exit, Exit 185, and turn left at end of ramp. At traffic light, turn right and continue through town until you come to Rocky Outdoor Gear Store on left. Go just past Rocky to Hocking Parkway and turn left. You may park in any of the three parking lots on your left (two before the railroad crossing and one directly after).
Note: If you are coming from the Mansfield-Akron-Canton area, please take take I-77 South to Cambridge then I-70 West to U.S. 33 East to Nelsonville. This is route is faster and easier than those suggested by Google and MapQuest.
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Our mailing address is:
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
P.O. Box 427
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764