NOTE: Due to on-going weather conditions, the Big South Fork Scenic Railway will not be visiting Blue Heron until further notice. Trains will continue to depart on our regular schedule, traveling on a 1 hour, round trip, departure through the beautiful Big South Fork country.
We pride ourselves on great customer service– so whether you’re traveling alone, with your family, or planning a large group outing, consider a visit to Stearns, KY! We have many group rate options available, so please get in touch today!
EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS/Make us a part of your holiday traditions and be a part of Big South Fork Scenic Railway’s Annual Easter Bunny Express. This short line adventure sees the Easter Bunny board the train and visit with passengers and an Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn of the McCreary County Museum. Bring your Easter basket and get ready to enjoy the day!
KENTUCKY DERBY TRAIN/Join us May 4th, as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby, the South’s oldest sporting event. All kids 8 and under are invited to compete in stick horse races. Winners of each race will receive a certificate and a rose. There will be a hat contest for ladies. Winner will get roses. Trains will depart with a live performance of Stephen Foster’s state song, ‘My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight,’ and a live musician’s call to post.
Whistle Stop, located inside the historic depot, will serve traditional Derby Day food in the restaurant.
The trip will last approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hour, in an 8 mile round trip journey into Kentucky’s coal country