New Tygart Flyer and Mountain Music

New Tygart Flyer and Mountain Music

Train and Music Tour

Day One

Be amazed at the Mountaineer Wind Energy Center turbines which we‘ll see en route to Elkins. The first wind farm in West Virginia and the largest wind energy facility east of the Mississippi when it was built in 2002. In historic Thomas, WV, once a booming community built upon the prosperity of the timber, coal and railroad industries in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains, visit the shops of Thomas, including Mountain Made Country Store or Studio which features fine West Virginia products, arts, music and handicrafts. Have lunch en route at historic Cornish Manor or Pleasant Valley Amish Community Center, or Blackwater Falls State Park where you’ll see one of the most photographed falls in the state. Then, check into the Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn Express in Elkins, WV. After a wonderful dinner at 1863 Tavern or Graceland Inn, you’ll be entertained at the American Mountain Theater, the freshest sound in the mountains. The fun begins the moment the band hits the stage. You will truly love the variety of music featuring contemporary and classic Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Western Swing, Pop, and Gospel. These talented entertainers include RCA recording artists, and seasoned Branson and Nashville performers who will give you a great evening of entertainment, laughter, and fun. What more could you want for a great evening of fun you won’t forget!

Day Two

Enjoy a breakfast show at THE ALL NEW Gandy Dancer Theatre (OPENING APRIL 2011). The show features the Mountain Memories Show Band – classic country, modern country, classic rock, blue grass and southern-style gospel music. The band members have 15 -30 years of actual show experience each and have performed in Branson, Myrtle Beach, Washington D.C., and in large venues throughout the East. All aboard the New Tygart Flyer! This climate-controlled passenger train offers one of the most exciting mountain wilderness excursions in the US. The 4 hour, 46 mile round trip features two separate mountain grades, an “S” curve tunnel, passage into a 1,500′ deep canyon with steep densely forested slopes, and the crossing of a high bridge over the rushing Shavers Fork of the Cheat River before reaching your destination at “High Falls of Cheat,” an 18′ high, 150′ wide waterfall in one of the most remote & pristine settings in the eastern United States. A box lunch is provided on board the train. (Afternoon shows at AMT can be arranged if you want to stay longer.) On your way home, stop for dinner at Amish Pleasant Valley Community Center, Mennonite Casselman Inn Restaurant, Adaland Mansion, Hen House, or historic Cornish Manor.

Do you like Southern Gospel Music? On select dates, a gospel show is being held at
American Mountain Theater on Sundays. Ride the train and see the show.

2011 Southern Gospel Schedule

May 1 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
June 5 The Hoppers
July 10 The Greenes & the Freemans
August 14 The Martins
Sept. 11 The Issacs
Oct. 2 Jason Crabb & the Bowling Family
Oct. 30 The Dove Brothers & the Diplomats