EXCURSIONS

List of all Excursions CLICK HERE.

Here is a list of our great excursions.

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PRESIDENTIAL FLYER

Dates throughout the year on Saturdays

Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Americus and Plains and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's hometown go, shopping and sample peanut butter treats

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Halloween Express

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Train will depart from Georgia Veterans State Park and travel to Plains. Enjoy an hour and half layover for “Trunk-or-Treat” on main street, shopping, and walking around town. We encourage everyone
to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. All passengers will receive a candy treat on board the train.

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Plains Christmas Lightin

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Depart from Georgia Veterans State Park and enjoy a beautiful ride to Plains. Santa will be onboard the train!  After arrival into Plains, enjoy a two hour layover to explore the historic town and the Christmas Parade downtown.

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Romantic Valentine's Dinner Train

2023 Dates to be determined

Romanic dinner train for Valentine's Day. Enjoy dinner onboard a nice train ride on this very special day. Different seating available.

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Day Out With Thomas

June 2023 Dates Coming Soon

Ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine.

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MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAIN

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Depart from Americus, GA and enjoy a 2 1/2 hour train ride aboard historic air conditioned railroad cars for an exciting, interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Train ride and try to solve who the murderer is.

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WINE & CHEESE TRAIN

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Depart from Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele, Georgia for a 1 hour and 30 minute round trip train ride. Ride aboard air conditioned historic railroad cars for a quick train ride while you enjoy wine tasting and cheese.

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Candy Cane Express

Saturday, December 3, 2022 & Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Depart from Georgia Veterans State Park and enjoy a beautiful ride to Plains. Santa will be onboard the train! After arrival into Plains, enjoy a two hour layover to explore the historic town.

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Plains Trains & Fireworks

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter’s hometown of Plains, Georgia. Enjoy a southern style 4th of July celebration. Kid’s activities, retail shops, local food vendors, and a beautiful fireworks show at dusk.

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Americus Music Festival

Saturday, October 8, 2022

The sounds of music are calling you to
hop on the SAM Shortline for the first-ever Americus Music Fest Saturday, October 8, 2022. The train will depart from Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele, GA for a relaxing ride to the Music Festival. We will drop you off for a 4 1⁄2-hour layover. You’ll be able to listen to great local bands and visit the food trucks and vendors.

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20th Anniversary Trains

October 2022

Come check out some our exciting trains to celebrate our 20 years of operation. We have four different trains to choose from including a Presidential Flyer, Leslie Explorer, a Field Trip for school kids, and a Dinner Train.

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Cordele Holiday Train

December 9, 10, & 17, 2022

Come ride our one (1) hour holiday train for kids. Santa will be onboard giving out a gift for each passenger. Enjoy holiday music while having hot chocolate and cookies.

 

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Watermelon Express

2023 Dates Coming Soon

With Cordele celebrating their Watermelon Express, we will be offering one hour train rides from Georgia Veterans State Park.